The following digital images are a compilation from various sources including multiple anonymous Race Riot photograph collections: the Maxine Wiandt photographs (courtesy of Al Brophy), the Sarah Blackwood donation, and a set extracted from the the Francis Schmidt scrapbooks. These photographs are meant to provide a basic understanding of the events that took place during and after the Tulsa Race Riot.
Photos are described as:
- Postcards: Prints that were made into postcards (as was commonly done in the past).
- Photographic prints: Photos printed from the original negatives.
- Photographic reproduction: Second or later generation photographs, frequently made by scanning in a photograph or photographing another image, resulting in the creation of a new negative. These are derivative works and less detailed than photographic prints.
If you are interested in more information about our the Tulsa Race Riot Collection, please look at the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 Archive. The Race Riot materials in this collection are provided here for your convenience; you may view the original photographs by special request. Anyone who is interested in obtaining copies of any of the images should contact the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa about requests for photo-duplication, publication policies, and applicable charges.
PLEASE NOTE: Although the images included on this page document an historical event, they may not be suitable for viewing by all age groups. Please be aware that some of these images are extremely graphic and could be disturbing.