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Francis A. Schmidt Race Riot Photos, Undated

Identifier: 1989.004

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Groups of photographs of the destruction of the the Greenwood neighborhood, arranged by acquistion.


  • Undated

Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research by any registered reader.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Albert "Close the Gates of Mercy" Schmidt (December 3, 1885 - September 19, 1944) was football coach at Henry Kendall College from 1915 until 1922 after the College had become the University of Tulsa. He became Head Coach in 1919. After leaving Tulsa, he went onto Arkansas, Texas Christian and Ohio State. At Ohio he won two Big Ten Conference championships and was eventually inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Schmidt was also an amateur photographer.


11 items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Removed from F.A. Schmidt scrapbooks. Coll. No. 1979.017.


The image ratios of the photos (2.5:1; 5 shots), 1:1.52 (5 shots - 6x9), and 1:1.1.72 (1 shot) seem to suggest two or more cameras. A 6x9 120 film camera held 6 shots.


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
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