Ann Smith-Charles Gilliland wedding, Centenary Methodist Church, November 11, 1961. Charles Thomas Gilliland and Ann Smith met while attending the University of Tulsa. Charles graduated with a B.S. in aeronautical engineering in 1961. His parents were H.W. Gilliland, an engineer and graduate of the University of Tulsa, and Vivian Thomas Gilliland. The Gillilands resided most of their lives in Tulsa and owned the Gilliland Company.
Preservation and archiving of this significant Tulsa treasure of photographs and artifacts was made possible through the Tulsa City-County Library and the Tulsa Historical Society and the generosity of Tulsa World/Lorton Family Chester Cadieux the Rotary Club of Tulsa and many other community-minded corporations, institutions and individuals.