Author Archives: Jacalyn Pearce

Tulsa’s Phenomenal Naval Psychologist

I have spent the last few months combing through our digital files to ensure their organization and uniformity when I work from home. This has given me the chance to look in depth at the scanned images of each and … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Midterms Memories

Midterms have come and gone, and while I don’t have any traditional exams as a grad student, I’m still incredibly busy at this halfway point. My two children are in school and we just had our first ever virtual parent-teacher … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oklahoma Post Cards and Road Trips

I moved to Tulsa exactly 14 months ago, but I haven’t begun to explore anything beyond Tulsa. I’ve enjoyed the scenery along the Muskogee Turnpike and I-40 on the few trips I’ve made back to Arkansas, but I haven’t even … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Stephen Crane Collection

One of my favorite things to do is catalog our unprocessed collections, creating a finding aid by describing each item in each folder in each box of a particular collection…it’s often tedious, but nerd that I am, I often love … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tulsa and the Art Deco Scene

The oil boom of the 1920s put Tulsa on the map at roughly the same time that a brand new design style began to appear. This description from the Encyclopedia Britannica sums it up quite nicely, I think. Art Deco … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pawnee Bill and Collections Acquisitions

I am so excited to be back at work in the Special Collections department! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. My husband and I bought a house, so Tulsa is officially home for me! We also celebrated our … Continue reading

Posted in Acquisitions, Collections, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Salonika World War I Photo Album

WWI is an incredibly complex, often troubling subject to study. The intricate network of allies and enemies can be hard to keep track of but there is no mistaking its devastating and long lasting effects. Special Collections contains more than … Continue reading

Posted in History, scrapbook, Uncategorized, World War I | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spiro Mounds and Oklahoma Archaeology

Archaeology is a fascinating subject and Oklahoma has a rather a wild archaeological history, primarily because of the Spiro Mounds site, just across the border from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I grew up in the area near Spiro but it wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, History | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wedding Time!

Kelsey, my fabulous co-GA, happens to be getting married this weekend, so I want to make a ‘toast’ by looking at wedding themed materials in our collection. It has been far too many years since my own wedding, so it … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General, History | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What’s in a Map?

I recently saw a silly sign the other day that said something to the effect of ‘nobody likes old stuff!’ and I want to spend some time debunking that claim. I know for a fact that quite a number of … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment