Hale Photography Collection Photos

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  1. The building with the rounded end in the Buildings section of the Hale collection (example HAL.2013.1.18) is the OK Medical Research Building, designed by Coston, Frankfurt & Short and built in 1950. It’s been heavily altered but is still there near the intersection of NW 13th and Phillips.

  2. Rowan and Martin, along with actor/singer Phil Harris, played at a golf tournament in OKC at the Quail Creek Country Club in October of 1968. It was supposed to be a fund raiser, but only 200 people showed up, and it was a pretty dismal failure, according to an article in the Oklahoman.

  3. I believe that’s Gov. Dewey Bartlett in image #14. It’s definitely Gov. Henry Bellmon in images #19,31,32,34.43 and finally Gov. J. Howard Edmondson in image #33. Image #35 was taken in the Hall of Mirrors, Civic Center

  4. In image #2013 9 29, the gentleman 3rd from the left is Gaylon Stacy, who was of course a well know local TV personality.

  5. FYI The first 9 Photoraphs in the Construction folder were taken from the first Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation building shooting the construction of the Veterans administration Medical Center at N.E. 13th and Kelly.
    Most of the photographs look east and to the left of N.E. you can see Corpus Christi Catholic Church in the background.

  6. 2013.9.59 is a great photo of Bill McWilliams. He had an insurance company downtown. I grew up with his family, his father in law Russell Johnson was my dad’s (Cooper Lyon) atty. Wonderful family.

  7. Media section: Upper left.. Tony Merriot & Gary England; Lola Hall; two pics of Ed Matagan (sp) Meteorologist who worked for me: two images of News9 new radar-1974; three images of news9 weather fax; Tony Merritt again & then an image of the news9 radar antenna….5.2cm, 50000 watts, 6 ft diameter… No radome which was not wise! Gary

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