The documents and photographs of our past and present activities are arranged in chronological order by the date they were created or the date of the event they discuss or depict. Most of the documents are PDFs, while the photos are in various formats. Some take a while to load. Material copyrighted by other persons or organizations is credited or linked. Come back often, since content is added every week.
We need your help! Please tell us if you have ANY documents, photographs or memorabilia (old Legion uniforms, hats (especially if they have the pins on them and you can identify the owner) and musical instruments are among the items you can share with us. It does not matter how much you have (every document or photograph is important). We are grateful for the many donations of historical material we receive each year, but if you want to keep your items, then please give us the opportunity to duplicate your documents and photographs, and let us take photographs and document the significance of your item (that includes finding our what you know about your item). Contact the Post for more information on how you can help us with this project.
Joe Carson Post News (Selected issues are posted on this page as I find, scan and upload them). The Joe Carson Post News was published weekly starting in 1935. I have located Volumes 7 and 8 (September 1941 – September 1943) at the Tulsa Public Library. I am scanning them and uploading them as time permits. If you or someone you know has copies from September 1935 – September 1941, by all means contact the historian so we can scan and upload them. I will put them on the website as individual files, and I will group the files by year as I scan them. These are searchable PDFs, so if you want to find a particular person, advertisement, event, or other subject, just search on it. The search option will work best on a yearly file.
Volume 7 (September 1941 – September 1942)
Think of this book as an advertisement for Joe Carson Post 1. If one of your ancestors is pictured or mentioned in this book, we want to hear from you. The dozens of advertisements for Tulsa businesses are also interesting to read.
1937 Armistice Day Parade pictures (27). Follow this link to view them all.
Color Guard 1938 at the “Oil Show” also known as the International Petroleum Exposition
Sons of the American Legion – Group Picture – Memorial Day 1939
Color guard circa 1942. Legionnaires Ray Lind, Alex Faulkner, J. Earl Simpson, and Art Wells.
A History of Oklahoma’s First American Legion Post George Norvell (really covers 1919-1969)
Post 1 History 1971 Updates the Novell history with events from 1971
This short history, published and copyrighted by Post 1, was authored by George Norvell, a former Post 1 Commander and Mayor of Tulsa from 1956-1958, provides a good starting place to learn our history.
Here is what Tulsa and Post 1 was like in 1976!