Sunday, July 5, 2009

All Black Towns in Oklahoma Magazine

Oklahoma's historic all-Black towns & Wish You Were Here were the subject of "Historical Havens," an article in the July 2009 Oklahoma Magazine. Click image above to read.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

National Preservation Conference

This year's National Preservation Conference, a program of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, will be held in Tulsa, October 21-25, 2008.

I have been invited to give poster presentations on two topics:
Creative Documentation of Forsaken Environments: Abandoned Tulsa and Living Legacy: Oklahoma's All-Black Towns 100 Years after Statehood.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Oklahoma's All Black Towns book - - - - - - -now accessible online

wish you were here: Oklahoma's All Black Towns 100 Years after Statehood is now freely available online. I have posted a pdf version of the book at this site: Sorry but I can't figure out how to get the blurb watermark out of the posted copy. The book can be purchased (without watermark) in either paperback or hardback at

Also at the same site I have posted a pdf copy of my other book, Abandoned Tulsa, which is now out of print.

Please note that although copyright restrictions continue to apply, educators have permission to use the pdf versions of both books for any non-commercial use.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Review of wish you were here

Many thanks to Dr. Jason Baird Jackson, Associate Professor of Folklore in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University, for his discussion of my work here.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wish You Were Here: Oklahoma's All-Black Towns 100 Years After Statehood --- now available

The book is now available for purchase online at
Click on the image below!
Oklahoma's All-Blac...
By Alison Zarrow

Sunday, August 19, 2007

small photography book coming soon...

here's the cover:

If you'd like an email notice when the book is available, just email zarrowmail-ali {at}

Friday, July 13, 2007

Welcome to...



Red Bird