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Tulsa Post 1 History News

As I review and catalog the archives in the Post Hut attic, I’ll update you on my progress.  As always, if you have any suggestions or materials you want to donate or loan to the Post, let me know by email at

To view our all history pages, just click on”History” on the menu bar above.

Note:  we are very interested in old issues of the post newspaper, especially copies of the Joe Carson Post News.  If you have old copies of the News, please share them with us either through donation or allowing us to borrow, copy and return them so you.  This will allow us to preserve Post 1 and Tulsa history.  The goal is to recover all back issues and publish them on this web site.

–Harold Brown

Tulsa World Extra from August 15, 1945 now on display at Post 1

As I go through all the old files in the attic, I sometimes find interesting items such as this one (squirrelled away in a file folder for 70+ years) (click on image to view larger size):

Tulsa World Extra August 15, 1945

“Extras” were one way to get the news out quickly in the “old days.”  This four page extra is an original newspaper, and includes a short history of the war, so I’ve framed it with archival foam board and glass.  It will hang in the room off the main hall where other history is displayed.

A new addition to the Post History collection.

Front Cover of 1977 Post History

Front Cover of 1977 Post History

I am scanning all the old Post histories I can find.  My latest addition is the Post 1 history from the United States Bicentennial of 1976 (it is PDF’ed, bookmarked and searchable).  This history gives today’s readers an idea of what Post 1 and Tulsa were like in 1976-77.  To view the entire history, follow this link:  1977 Post History.

Finally, I have completed scanning all the copies of the Joe Carson Post News from September 1941 – September 1943.