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Scene at Convention Hall. Tulsa Race Riot, 1921-06-01

 Item — Box: 5, Page: 2
Identifier: 1989.004.5.3
"Scene at Convention Hall. Tulsa Race Riot, June 1st, 1921"

Scope and Contents

A postcard showing a truck parked in front of the Convention Hall. One man lies on the bed of the truck, either wounded or dead, while two others sit to either side. A man in civilian attire stands guard over them.
Title is taken from the writing on the face of the postcard. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.
The Postcards were first published in 1921.


  • 1921-06-01


Conditions Governing Access

These materials are open for research by any registered reader.

Conditions Governing Use

This high resolution image is provided as a community service. If it is used, please cite that the original is in the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa.


1 item : Black and white Real Picture Postcard ; 9 x 14 cm

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

An original from the actual negative may be at the Tulsa Historical Society.

Existence and Location of Copies

Original copies of this postcard can be found in the following collections: Ruth Sigler Avery Collection at OSU Tulsa; Hannibal Johnson’s private collection, the National Museum of African American History. The Beryl Ford Collection (with the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Museum), the Oklahoma Historical Society, and the Greenwood Cultural Center have photographic copies.

Repository Details

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

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