Behind the Scenes with Archivist Malinda Blank: The Koberling Collection
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
$25 | $20 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s George R. Kravis Archives houses the largest collection of architectural plans, photographs, and publications focused on Tulsa’s architectural history. Curated Conversations: Behind the Scenes with Archivist, Malinda Blank: The Koberling Collection will give participants an opportunity to learn what the collection holds, receive an update on the work being done, and hear more about one of the largest collections in the Archive.
At over 10,000 pieces, the Joseph R. Koberling Collection contains original architectural plans and drawings, photographs, books, and business ephemera. Born in Hungary, Koberling immigrated to Tulsa in 1917. He was in the first graduating class from Central High School and was a student of Adah Robinson. He worked in Tulsa from 1925 until his death in 1990. His work portfolio is extensive and includes Will Rogers High School, Morningside Hospital, The Palace Theater, the Genet Building, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital, KVOO Brookside Broadcast Center, as well as many more. This program will focus on the work and legacy of Koberling as well as provide an opportunity to view his work firsthand.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this event are $25 for not yet members and $20 for TFA members. Your ticket include a complementary glass of wine (21+) or nonalcoholic beverage.
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ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to park and get checked in. Event begins at 5:30.
CHECK-IN LOCATION: Check-in for this tour will take place at:
Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s Center for Architecture and Design
633 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74119
PARKING: TFA has a small back lot (east side of the building) and there is ample street parking that is free of charge after 5:00 PM!
ON EVENT DAY: Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to get checked in. This event takes place indoors on the main level and in the archives (basement). The historic building has unavoidable stairs: please purchase tickets accordingly.
ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION: TFA is committed to providing an accessible and inclusive experience for all. If you have any questions regarding accessibility accommodations at our various tour locations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist with planning your experience.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography is allowed!