TRIBUNE: The Story of a Newspaper

TRIBUNE: The Story of a Newspaper

Ongoing

In 1919, Richard Lloyd Jones, Sr., moved his family from Wisconsin to Tulsa to purchase and operate The Tulsa Tribune newspaper. This exhibit highlights the Tribune’s story through the years as well as the three generations of the Lloyd Jones family that published the paper until its end in 1992.

Located in the Tribune Foundation Research Center.

  • 11-year-old Florence “Bisser” Lloyd Jones pushes the button to begin the brand new press as employees from every department of the Tulsa Tribune watch. January 12, 1925.
  • Lloyd Jones Men Reading Tribune, 1950s
  • Newspaper delivery, 1938
  • Men setting type into type plates for the Tulsa Tribune. c 1940s
  • Staff writers, 1950s
  • Mayor Robert LaFortune cuts the first roll of newsprint into the press for the January 22, 1971, edition of the Tribune. The newsprint was the first product delivered by barge through the Port of Catoosa when it opened one day earlier.
  • Typesetting Department at the Tulsa Tribune, c. 1930s