1920-1929

Celebrating Many Famous Firsts at TU

Henry Kendall College formally becomes The University of Tulsa on February, 8 1921... James Marcus Gordon becomes TU's eighth president (1921-1924)... many "famous Firsts" and traditions: "Golden Hurricane" chosen as official name of all athletic teams... first Homecoming Parade as TU beats Arkansas.. "Talihi Day" celebration begins... Franklin G. Dill becomes TU's acting president (1924-1927)... "Varsity Nite" first presented... Children's Theatre organized... John Duncan Finlayson becomes TU's ninth president (1927-1934)... School of Petroleum Engineering opens, underscoring Tulsa as "The Oil Capital of the World"... TU accredited as a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools... Chi Omega, first national sorority to be chartered on campus.... "What Makes The University of Tulsa Makes Tulsa" adopted as TU slogan.


Among the Heritage items shown:

1925 Kendallabrum... December 6, 1920 issue of The Collegian... University of Tulsa March Song sheet music... 1921-22 Student Handbook... Black and Gold "T" wool sweater... May 1929 issue of Miscellany... University of Tulsa Bulletin featuring renowned Lincoln Statute... personal display case of Ruth (Weaver) Reynolds and Margaret (Jordan) Kirberger, 1923-24.