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Oklahoma State University -Tulsa Library
Route 66 Collections

The Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, OK, houses Michael Wallis's Route 66 research collection. The collection includes books he used and research he conducted in the process of writing his many books. These books include Route 66: The Mother Road; Songdog Diary: 66 Stories from the Road; Route 66 Postcards: Greetings from the Mother Road with Suzanne Wallis; and Hogs on 66: Best Feed and Hangouts for Road Trips on Route 66 with Marian Clark. The collection covers his research from the past 20 years. Finding aids are available for the archival collection and book research. The printed material on Route 66 includes menus, maps, photos, and handwritten notes; and is supplemented by audio materials and oral histories.

Other Route 66 collections in Tulsa are housed at the Tulsa City County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society.

The Library also houses the collection of Cyrus Stevens Avery - the Father of Route 66 - including materials such as maps and speeches. The Library is currently actively collecting Route 66 books.

Please contact Beth Freeman, Library Director, for further information concering these collections. beth.freeman@okstate.edu or 918 594-8132. OSU-Tulsa Library 700 N. Greenwood Ave. Tulsa, OK 74106
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