Author Archives: Kelsey Hildebrand

About Kelsey Hildebrand

Kelsey is GA in the Special Collections department currently pursuing a Master's in Museum Science and Management.

Mary Rose Schueller W.A.V.E.S. U. S. Navy Archive

Before we all began hunkering down in quarantine, I was supposed to be spending time this spring in Hawaii on my honeymoon. Then, the whole world changed and now I am working from home and staying safe. While I am … Continue reading

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Alice Welford WW1 photograph album and military nursing lecture journal

Did you know that you can access some of our collections without leaving your computer? We are adding items to our digital materials archive daily. Some digital items are stand alone, while others are parts of larger collections. Today, I’m … Continue reading

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Taking an X-Ray of the Liberty Bell

My current project in the Special Collections Department has involved the processing of material related to the International Petroleum Exposition (the IPE). The IPE occurred in Tulsa at various intervals between 1923 and 1979. I plan on writing a celebratory … Continue reading

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The Most Photographed Dog in the World

On the morning of February 12, 1946, three gunshots ripped through the air in Claremore, Oklahoma. Those shots killed the famous Collie Sunnybrook, who belonged to Robert and Paula Love. He was known as “the most photographed dog in the … Continue reading

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John S. Van E. Kohn Collection of Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963), one of the most prominent American poets in history, passed away on January 29, 1963. In honor of the anniversary of his death and the snowy weather that we had this week, I thought that I would … Continue reading

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Prohibition in the Special Collections

Happy New Year! As we settle into the new decade, I thought it fitting to write about Prohibition and how it is represented in our collections, as it was going on in the United States a century ago. Many people … Continue reading

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The Journal of the USS Paulding

One of our collections consists of only a journal. This journal is a small, green, cloth-bound book and it’s chock full of writing.  The USS Paulding was a destroyer active through World War 1, and this book documents her daily … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Interlude

On this short week, we have a short blog post. Thanksgiving is a time for family, the kickoff for the holiday season, and a time to eat a lot of delicious food. With visions of turkey dancing in my head, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Michael Arlen!

Today we are going to talk about another 20th century British author. Michael Arlen (b. 1895) would be 125 this Saturday, November 16! As a way of celebrating his birthday, I thought we could see how he is represented in … Continue reading

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Wystan Hugh Auden Papers

The Special Collections Department is home to many collections that contain personal manuscripts and letters from authors. One of our small collections is the collection of Wystan Hugh Auden’s papers, an English-American poet and playwright known for his political and … Continue reading

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