Beryl Ford Collection Hits The Historical Road

HISTORICAL VISIT: The Tulsa Historical Society recently hosted members of the Rotary Club of Tulsa for a viewing of part of the on-loan Beryl Ford Collection. From left are Steve Clark, Karen Keith, Beryl Ford and Jerry Cornelius, the Beryl Ford Collection executive director.

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A “show and tell” series on the Beryl Ford Collection (BFC) is being sponsored through the Tulsa City-County Library System with Tulsa historian and BFC Executive Director Jerry Cornelius. The Beryl Ford Collection is the most extensive collection of historical photographs and artifacts of Tulsa, and the Rotary Club of Tulsa is preserving, digitizing and cataloging the collection as a community project.

“On the Road With Tulsa’s History: The Beryl Ford Collection” is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tulsa, Central Readers’ Library, Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries and Tulsa Archives Inc. The Tulsa City-County Library is working to add the digitized photographs to the library catalog.

Upcoming programs include:
• June 30, 7-8:30 p.m., Kendall-Whittier Library, 21 S. Lewis.
• July 7, 7-9 p.m., Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.
• July 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Genealogy Center, 2901 S. Harvard Ave.
• July 23, noon-2:30 p.m., Central Library, Fourth Street and Denver Avenue.

To book Cornelius to talk to a group or club, call 747-6363. For more information, call 596-7977, or visit

Updated 06-30-2005

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