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Tulsa Bibliophiles

 Organization

The Tulsa Bibliophiles, or Tulsa Bibliophile club, was a group of like-minded men including Frank R. Billingslee, John G. Ellinghousen, James E. Gourley (Director of the City Library), Rush Greenslade, D. M. Higginbotham, V. J. Houston, Donald McCormick, James L. Neal, John Bennett Shaw, and Edward J. Soph. They were committed to, among other things, collecting all of the first edition works by Walt Whitman.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Book plate prototype

 Item
Identifier: 1976.015.4
Scope and Contents Reproduction of an engraved portrait of Walt Whitman, possibly a prototype for a proposed book plate for the organization. Text above and below the image reads: The Tulsa Bibliophiles. This is no book.
Dates: 1854 - 1975

Membership and bibliographical records

 Item
Identifier: 1976.015.1.4
Scope and Contents Carbon copy of a typed membership roll; handwritten and typed lists of Whitman bibliographical materials; auctioneer and bookseller catalogs, etc.
Dates: 1854 - 1975

Tulsa Bibliophiles

 File
Identifier: 1976.015.1.4
Scope and Contents From the Item: Correspondence, minor writings, photographs, and ephemera all by or about Walt Whitman.
Dates: 1854 - 1975

Walt Whitman library, Undated

 Collection
Identifier: 1954-002
Scope and Contents The Tulsa Bibliophiles, or Tulsa Bibliophile club, was a group of like-minded men including John Ellinghousen, James Gourley, Rush Greenslade, V. J. Houston, John Bennett Shaw, and Edward J. Soph. They were committed to collecting all of the first edition works by Walt Whitman. In February of 1952, Greenslade and the others endowed the first rare book room in the north basement of McFarlin Library to house the Whitman Collection. In May of 1966 the Bibliophiles transferred title to TU of the...
Dates: Undated