The Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) was first established in 1913 in the basement of the county courthouse. A local book club fought for several years for grants to open a library in Tulsa. In 1916 the first library opened at Third and Cheyenne. TCCL has three stated goals: 1.)Promote Lifelong Learning and Literacy in all Forms, 2.)Contribute to Stronger Communities, and 3.)Cultivate Engaged Employees and with their “Local History In The Research Center” collection they achieve all three.
The site has information on Tulsa back to 1540 when De Soto wandered on to a Creek Indian settlement in Tallasi (the original spelling of Tulsa). The breadth of the information is vast and covers everything from the 1921 Race Riot to the history of the library system itself and a timeline of Tulsa and one for Oklahoma. There is so much information on this site and it was all very well organized and so easy to access. Everything is neatly cataloged for ease when finding the physical document on site or for viewing online. Everything is organized in a logical way which makes it easy to search and find the information you’re looking for. I could spend hours going through the information provided.