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Swinney, James Sidney, 1879-1949

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1879-04-02 - 1949-06-16

James Sidney Swinney, Sr. was born 2 April 1879 near Florence County, Texas. In 1904, Swinney was in the restaurant business. According to the 1910 Carrizo Springs, Dimmit County, Texas census, he was manager of a lumber yard. The 1920 Haskell, Muskogee County, Oklahoma census lists him as a bookkeeper. In March, 1921, he stood for the positions of Judge of the Police Court and Justice of the Peace in Haskell. In 1925, he became an engineer for the Sinclair-Prairie Pipeline Company, from which he retired in 1941. He died 16 June 1949 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Dark Town's largest office building, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 77
Identifier: 1989.004.5.JS4
Scope and Contents A photographic print showing the ruins of the Williams Building from Archer. "What is left of the largest office building Darktown posessed. Taken shortly after the wrost of the Race Riot had passed. Tulsa 1921" written on back of photography.
The title taken from writing. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.
The photographer is unidentified.
Dates: 1921-06-01

Detainees being marched through downtown Tulsa, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 51
Identifier: 1989.004.5.S4
Scope and Contents A photographic print showing the scene from the roof of the Daniel Building, and is looking north at 2nd St and Boston Ave. The detainees are to be marching to the East.
The title supplied by cataloger. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.
Dates: 1921-06-01

Part of Dark Town's "ELITE" Section, Standpipe Hill, 1921-06-21

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 77
Identifier: 1989.004.5.JS1
Scope and Contents Photograph of ruins on North Detroit Ave. "Park of Dark Town's 'ELITE' Section. Standpipe Hill. June 1, 1921" and an "X" written on front of photography. "This is where the 'Class' of 'Little Africa' lived. Many fine homes were completely destroyed, the rest ruined. At 'X' can faintly be seen the tower of the church where the worst of the fighting took place, this was the Black's maine stronghold. Race Riot, Tulsa 1921." A "9" was written on back.The title was based on the written text....
Dates: 1921-06-21

Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 archive, 1920-2007

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-004
Scope and Contents The materials within the collection are predominantly the research materials and notes from various researchers. Other materials have been acquired from various sources between 1988 to present and includes photographs, photocopies of the local press coverage, articles and essays on the subject, an annotated map, a video recording and photographs of the riot and its aftermath. Also included is a video recording of the Weller Grossman production of "In Search of History: The Night Tulsa Burned"...
Dates: 1920 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1921 - 2000

Typical scene at McNulty Park, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 77
Identifier: 1989.004.5.JS2
Scope and Contents A photograph of detainees being off loaded from a truck on the east side of the ball park, near the tracks, early afternoon 1 June. "Unloading negros at McNulty Park. After the Riot they were hearded in in droves like cattle and after being carefully searched were placed in the big enclosure for protection. Tulsa 1921." written on back.
The title taken from writing. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.
Dates: 1921-06-01

Unloading African-American men at McNulty Park, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 77
Identifier: 1989.004.5.JS3
Scope and Contents "Unloading negroes @ McNulty ball park, after race riot June 1921" and "McCreary & Swartz Photographers Tulsa Okla." written on back of photograph.
The title taken from writing. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.
Dates: 1921-06-01