List of Carnegie libraries in Oklahoma
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.
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|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||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||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||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||University of Oklahoma||Norman||February 20, 1903||$30,000||650 Parrington Oval||Now the Department of Classics and Letters, the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage, and the Office of Academic Integrity|
|24||Wagoner||Wagoner||Dec 7, 1911||$10,000||102 South State|
|25||Woodward||Woodward||Dec 3, 1915||$10,000||1207 8th Street|
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- 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.