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We depend solely on the generosity of donors
to add to our collection of artifacts

Without these gifts from the public, the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum would not be able to fully tell the stories in our exhibits, offer information about Tulsa to researchers, or utilize our material in other ways.

Items of Interest

We are interested in items that are connected to Tulsa and the northeast Oklahoma region. In order to diversify our collection, and represent all aspects of Tulsa’s history, the following items are of particular interest to THSM:

Indian Territory Era artifacts: land records, plat books, allotment records
Greenwood commercial and residential districts, 1921 Race Massacre, Black Wall Street, Urban Renewal
Tulsa Advertising
Pre-1915 City Directories
Route 66 materials
Diaries, journals, first-hand accounts of historic Tulsa, correspondence
Historical photographs of Tulsans, architecture, street scenes, businesses and events (photographs are generally accepted unless they are duplicates)
Items related to life, business, and culture in Tulsa during the last 50 years
Yearbooks for most every year for all elementary, middle, and high schools in Tulsa, and Central High School annuals after 1953

How to Donate

THSM can make arrangements to pick up material if a donor is unable to bring it to us. Certain considerations regarding object’s size, condition, and duplication within the collection may factor into whether the donation can be accepted. An appointment to deliver items to the museum is required, so that staff can discuss the donation with the donor.

Donors of artifacts MUST sign a Gift Agreement, which transfers ownership of the item(s) to the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum.

If interested in making a donation, please contact Archivist & Curator of Collections Luke Williams at or 918.712.9484.

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum
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