Acknowledgements

In the Hands of Angels

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to those wonderful individuals and organizations that helped us learn more about the origins and significance of The Church Studio. Your feedback was essential in the assembling of the research needed to apply for recognition granted by the National Register of Historic Places.  Without this insight, “first hand” recollection, relevance, and knowledge—both observed and learned—the nomination would have been incomplete.  The period of significance for the historical recognition as well as the impactful contribution to American music and to the “Tulsa Sound;” is documented between the critical years of 1972 to 1976.

We know there are many more that contributed to our research!  We’ll update list regularly.  In no particular order, a big thank you to the following:

 

  • Larry Jenkins
  • David Teegarden
  • Jimmy Markham
  • Johnny Williams
  • The “Lunatics”
  • Tate Wittenberg
  • Mark Ward
  • Kirk Bressler
  • Tom Russell
  • Abby Kurin
  • Linda Wolf
  • Harrod Blank
  • Barney Cordell
  • Rosin Preservation
  • Jamie Oldaker
  • Steve Todoroff
  • Steve Ripley
  • Charlene Ripley
  • Angelene Wright-Ripley
  • Lisa Regan
  • Oklahoma Historical Society
  • OKPop Museum
  • Tulsa Historical Society
  • Tulsa City-County Library
  • Lindsey Neal Kuykendall
  • David Thayer
  • Rick Huskey
  • Larry Shaeffer
  • John Wooley research
  • Jim Halsey
  • Jeff Moore
  • Bob Blackburn
  • Julie Chapman
  • Walt Richmond
  • Lavada Maples Nichols
  • Jan Twilley
  • Dwight Twilley
  • Randy Miller
  • Brian Horton
  • The Hansons
  • Debra Bookout Bressler
  • Janice Edmiston
  • Terry Westemeir
  • Rick Holmes
  • Phil Clarkin
  • Brian Thompson
  • Randy Riggs
  • Mac Ross
  • Warren Showman
  • Clark Weins
  • Marla Bixler
  • Bill Boatman
  • Charles Tubberville
  • Stephen Lee
  • Kendal Osborne
  • Jerry Wofford
  • The “Leon Lifers”
  • Tom Gilbert
  • Meagan Farley
  • Lanette Brown Glese
  • James Downing
  • Jan Persson
  • Thomas Kelsey

 

If you are not on this list and should be or if you have direct knowledge, documents, or photographs pertaining to The Church Studio and the period of significance or any period before or after; please email us at:   churchstudio918@gmail.com