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:
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.
Carbon copy of a typed membership roll; handwritten and typed lists of Whitman bibliographical materials; auctioneer and bookseller catalogs, etc.
Correspondence, minor writings, photographs, and ephemera all by or about Walt Whitman.