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Tapes and Interviews, 1978 - 1989

Identifier: 1989.004.1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: 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" which aired on cable television's History Channel. In addition, there are 14 audiocassette recordings consisting of 13 interviews conducted by Scott Ellsworth (author of Death in a Promised Land: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921) with witnesses to the riot. There is also a copy of The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 by I. Marc Carlson, together with photocopies of journal articles from 1921 and after, and other research materials. Another addition to the collection is one cassette tape of a talk with extensive audience discussion, given October 18, 1989 at the Allen Chapman Activity Center by Wilhemina Howell and Mabel Little, two women who lived through the riot.
From the Collection: This is an artificial collection assembled from materials extracted from various accessions.


  • 1978 - 1989

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research by any registered reader.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Existence and Location of Copies

PLEASE NOTE: The interview recordings have been transferred to compact disc and may be listened to in the department.  They are copies of originals held at the William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and may be copied ONLY with the permission of Scott Ellsworth. 


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496