Scope and Contents
An artificial collection that consists of materials pertaining to Oklahoma and Oklahomans in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and is not part of any other collection.
The Oklahoma Collection subsumes the old Oklahoma Ephemera, Oklahoma Historical Photos and Docs and Oklahoma Maps collections. Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Reference Department's vertical files, the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library, which was kept during the late 1940s through the 1970s. The ephemera is comprised of press cuttings from Oklahoma newspapers and magazines and a variety of brochures and government publications, all of which is arranged alphabetically by subject.
The Tulsa Maps collection was designed to give a place for otherwise contextless maps.
The basis of this collection is the remnant of the McFarlin Library Reference Department vertical files which were kept from the late 1940s through the 1970s. The collection consists of press cuttings from Oklahoma newspapers and magazines and a variety of brochures and city and state government publications. Additional material is added as acquired.
- Creation: 1864 - 1991
This material is open for research use by any registered reader.
Use and Copyright
This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Oklahoma collection is a merging of the former Oklahoma Ephemera and Oklahoma Historical Photographs and Documents collections. The Ephemera was a remnant of the McFarlin Library Reference Department's vertical files (the larger portion having been sent to the Tulsa City-County Library) which was kept during the late 1940s through the 1970s. The ephemera is comprised of press cuttings from Oklahoma newspapers and magazines, a variety of brochures and government publications, location snapshots, and other ephemeral materials, arranged alphabetically by subject.
20 Linear Feet (23 boxes, 9 oversize boxes)
Language of Materials
Collection shelved on 3rd floor and 5th floor oversize shelves.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance of specific items is noted when known.
- Oklahoma collection
- Milissa Burkart
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- 2018-11: All resource records edited and enhanced by Milissa Burkart.
- 2021-02: Revised by Marc Carlson