Author Archives: Melissa Kunz

About Melissa Kunz

Melissa Kunz is a Special Collections Librarian. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas.

Greenwood 1921: Centenary

Special Collections and University Archives presents a new virtual exhibit, Greenwood 1921: Centenary. This digital exhibit site focuses on the images of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that Special Collections has in our holdings. There is a full timeline description of … Continue reading

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John W. Shleppey travel and menu collection

The University of Tulsa McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives are pleased to announce that the John W. Shleppey travel and menu collection has been fully processed and made available for full digital access through our website. Just click … Continue reading

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1919: Versailles and the Aftermath

Special Collections at McFarlin Library has a new exhibit about the final year of World War I. 1919: Versailles and the Aftermath explores the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the significance of the League of Nations, and what happened … Continue reading

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Edith Nesbit archive

We here at Special Collections and University Archives at The University of Tulsa McFarlin Library are pleased to announce that the Edith Nesbit archive has been fully reprocessed and is now better organized and more easily accessible to patrons. Edith … Continue reading

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Tulsa activist Barbara Santee has died

Barbara Santee, a Tulsa-born activist and graduate of The University of Tulsa, died aged 81 on November 7, 2018. She had worked in the TU Center for Health Policy Research, and was also an executive director for the Oklahoma state … Continue reading

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Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tulsa McFarlin Library is pleased to announce our new Winter 2019 exhibit, Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms. Artist’s books are works that challenge the traditional idea of what a book is. … Continue reading

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Rare, possibly only known footage of Edward Dahlberg

Based on a recent patron request, we had this Super 8 film footage of Edward Dahlberg in September 1968 converted into a digital format. The footage is of Dahlberg and his editor, Harold Billings, along with Billings’s wife and their … Continue reading

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Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledger books

On August 28, 1963, Tulsa’s airport name was changed from Tulsa Municipal Airport to Tulsa International Airport. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the switch. TIA has gone through many changes and renovations over the years, but it started as … Continue reading

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1918: Pandemic exhibit now open

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives has opened a new exhibit for the summer of 2018 titled 1918: Pandemic. This exhibit focuses on 1918, the final year of World War I. With American troops joining the … Continue reading

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Special Collections is closing at 10:45am for the long weekend

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be closing today, Thursday, May 24, at 10:45am, for the annual staff picnic. Campus will be closing at 2pm for the long Memorial Day Weekend. We will reopen … Continue reading

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