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Robert M. McCormack photographic studio archive, 1935-2000

Identifier: 2008-049
Bob McCormack with Cameras

Scope and Contents

This archive is the personal and business photographic archive of one of Tulsa's most prolific photographers. Robert "Bob" McCormack was born June 3, 1913, in Pompei, New York, and died April 4, 2003, in Tulsa. He arrived in Tulsa on Aug. 14th,1935 and began his photography career with the "Tulsa World" Aug. 15th, 1935; he continued professional photography until his death. He was a "World" photographer until the start of WWII. McCormack then became chief photographer at Douglass Aircraft, and remained as head of the twenty person department for the duration of the war. McCormack started his own photography business after the war, and remained in business for a total of sixty-eight years. His work touched eight decades and a wide variety of subjects. Included in the collections one will find images from business, sports, society, arts, and personal works.


  • Creation: 1935 - 2000



The majority of this material is unavailable for research at this time; however if an item appears in this finding aid, researchers may see it.

Use and Copyright

This material including all copyrights is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished photographs are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Repository.


2000 Linear Feet (79 boxes (in tower); multiple large banker boxes at off-site storage.)

Language of Materials



These materials are generally organized by topic and format.

Physical Location

Located on the 3rd floor shelves and in metal filing cabinets.

Immediate Source of Acquisition




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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