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WE ARE MOVING

The Central Library location closed for renovation on August 30th, 2014.  The Tulsa and Oklahoma Collection was housed at a temporary facility during the renovation. 

July 2016 Update: 

We are moving the physical collections back to renovated Central.  The size of the collection means a prolonged moving period, and materials will be in transit for a period of time. Please use contact information on the left for your research needs during the move. 

For more information on the renovated environment, please visit the Central Library Renewed website. 

 

TULSA THEN AND NOW APP: MAPPING THE BFC

The community-minded developers with Tulsa Web Devs put together the first-ever Tulsa Hackathon in October 2011.  It was our good fortune to be one of their pilot projects. 

Thanks especially to primary app developer Matt Galloway, we geo-located over 300 of our Beryl Ford Collection images to create the Tulsa Then & Now: Mapping the BFC app.

Find historic photos taken near your current location and compare them to today. Search and browse Tulsa images from the past. Create and share your own custom Beryl-O-Gram.

Get the Tulsa Then & Now: Mapping the BFC FREE for your iOS device in the App Store.  Go to http://bit.ly/tulsathennow.

July 2016 Update:

This iphone only app is still available via itunes. Without a sustainable source of support, some feature loss has occurred.

 

TULSAWIKI: A REPOSITORY FOR YOUR LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH

tulsa wikiIf you have researched a Tulsa and Oklahoma history topic and are looking for a repository for your work or for your resources, the TulsaWiki is a great tool for this purpose. Your TulsaWiki entry may be a useful lead for future researchers and doesn't need to be long or in-depth, unless you want it to be long and in-depth. 

What is a wiki? A wiki is a resource that provides content on a subject or subjects and can be edited by anyone, meaning you have the ability to add, delete or revise the information that is posted. TulsaWiki is a local wiki focusing specifically on our great community. While TulsaWiki is hosted by the Tulsa Library, its content comes from the community. This could include people, places, history, events, weather, politics, and more. 

It's a fairly simple process to sign up and start contributing to the wiki and/or collaborating on local history projects. You can read more about the process here

 

 

 

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Sheri Perkins
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Local History and Digital Collections Librarian
Research Center, Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK 74103-3830
918-549-7423
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BFC UNIDENTIFIED

There are photos in the Beryl Ford Collection for which we have no identifying information. We'd like your feedback to help us identify them. Visit the Library's "unknown" sets on flickr and leave a comment on a specified photo with the identifying information or email us at sperkin@tulsalibrary.org.

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