List of Carnegie libraries in Oklahoma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Oklahoma provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Oklahoma, where 24 public libraries were built from 24 grants (totaling $464,500) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1899 to 1916. In addition, an academic library was built at the University of Oklahoma in Norman from a $30,000 grant given February 20, 1903.

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building no longer standing
      Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes
1 Ardmore Ardmore Mar 20, 1903 $15,000 500 Stanley Street SW Current location of the Pansy Garden Club
2 Bartlesville Bartlesville Apr 23, 1908 $12,500 7th and Osage Currently Law Offices
3 Chickasha Chickasha Feb 12, 1903 $10,000 527 Iowa Ave Razed in 1963
4 Collinsville Collinsville Jun 1, 1915 $7,500 1223 W Main St
5 Cordell Cordell Jan 6, 1911 $9,000 105 E 1st St Location of Washita County Historical Society museum since 1981
6 El Reno El Reno Nov 25, 1903 $12,500 215 E. Wade
7 Elk City Elk City Apr 13, 1914 $10,000 221 West Broadway
8 Enid Enid Feb 20, 1904 $25,000 402 North Independence Avenue Razed in 1972
9 Frederick Frederick Sep 25, 1914 $10,000 200 East Grand
10 Guthrie Guthrie Carnegie Library 1.JPG Oct 17, 1901 $26,000 406 E Oklahoma Ave Now part of the Oklahoma Territorial Museum
11 Hobart Hobart May 2, 1911 $10,000 200 S Main
12 Lawton Lawton Carnegie library lawton ok.jpg Mar 31, 1916 $20,000 5th & "B" Avenue Currently Lawton town hall
13 McAlester McAlester Mar 24, 1906 $25,000 325 E. Grand Avenue Razed in 1973
14 Miami Miami Mar 15, 1916 $10,000 200 N. Main Razed in 1962
15 Muskogee Muskogee Aug 30, 1910 $60,000 401 E. Broadway Currently occupied by Ark of Faith
16 Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Oct 27, 1899 $60,000 131 Dean A. McGee Avenue Razed in 1951
17 Perry Perry Feb 13, 1909 $10,000 302 North 7th Street
18 Ponca City Ponca City Aug 29, 1908 $6,500 Grand Avenue and Fifth Street Razed in 1935
19 Sapulpa Sapulpa Jan 28, 1916 $25,000 27 W Dewey
20 Shawnee Shawnee Jun 2, 1904 $15,500 331 North Broadway Now the District Attorney's office
21 Tahlequah Tahlequah Tahlequah Public Library, Carnegie Building.jpg Mar 25, 1905 $10,000 120 S. College Ave A new building was attached to the Carnegie building and was dedicated in 1978. This new addition currently serves as the primary library facility while the Carnegie building serves as a meeting and special occasion area, still in use by the Tahlequah Public Library.
22 Tulsa Tulsa Nov 30, 1910 $55,000 3rd and Cheyenne Razed in 1965
23 Wagoner Wagoner Dec 7, 1911 $10,000 102 South State
24 Woodward Woodward Dec 3, 1915 $10,000 1207 8th Street

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.