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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:

Pre-statehood artifacts: arrowhead points, bowls, & baskets
Cattle ranching & pioneer life
Greenwood commercial and residential districts
Tulsa Race Massacre & Black Wall Street
Urban Renewal
Tulsa advertising
Pre-1915 city directories
Route 66 materials
Diaries, journals, and letters containing first-hand accounts of historic Tulsa
Photographs of Tulsans, street scenes, architecture, businesses & events
Items related to life, business, and culture in Tulsa during the last 100 years
Yearbooks for all elementary, middle, and high schools in Tulsa

How to Donate

We ask that you schedule an appointment before bringing your items to the museum. Please contact Archivist & Curator of Collections Luke Williams at or 918.712.9484 to discuss your donation and schedule an appointment.

A signed gift agreement is required for every donation. The agreement officially transfers ownership of the item to the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. The museum cannot accept restrictive gifts, and all donations of artifacts are considered unconditional. Although donations may be tax deductible, the donor is responsible for contacting an appraiser for evaluations for tax purposes prior to any donation of artifacts.

The museum will not accept the following items: moldy or severely soiled materials, newspapers or newspaper clippings, encyclopedias, financials containing bank account numbers or social security numbers, photocopies of books, magazines, and photographs, or photocopies of materials already in collections at other institutions.

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