John Rogers was born to parents John Rogers Sr. and Hazel Rogers, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
John Rogers Sr. was a successful attorney in Tulsa, founding the Rogers and Bell Law Firm,
co-founding the University of Tulsa School of Law, and acting as Dean of the Law School from 1949-67.
Rogers Sr. was a supporter of many charitable, civic, and religious causes, such as medical
research and veteran’s services, but was also a founding member of the Tulsa Ku Klux Klan.
Madame Marthe de Bruchard was Georgette de Bruchard’s mother. We do not yet know
much information about de Bruchard family, but Georgette’s papers within the Collection
contain correspondence to her family in French.
The Collection also contains numerous home videos of the family on trips, during
the holidays, and simply enjoying each other’s company. All of these
home videos have been digitized, and can be viewed on The Portal to Texas History.