Author Archives: Marc Carlson

About Marc Carlson

The Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa since November 2005.He holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from Oklahoma State University. He has worked in McFarlin Library since 1986.

Some new WWI Digital Collections uploads.

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our World War I holdings available online, several batches of photographs have been added to our WWI photographs digital collections site in March through May. Specifically these are: Algot F. Carlson World … Continue reading

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Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter

A hundred and fifty-six years ago today, a new literary format was unveiled.  The Dime Novel was born in an attempt by the publishers Erastus and Irwin Beadle to make money on inexpensive, ephemeral literature entitled Beadle’s Dime Novels.  The … Continue reading

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Tulsa Race Riot anniversary

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot and the looting and destruction of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa.  The official estimates of the death toll was 36 people; 10 White:26 Black.  Over the next year the Red … Continue reading

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Alice Welford Archive

In 2010, the Department of Special Collections acquired a nursing journal and photograph album that belonged to Sister Alice Welford, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, during the First World War. The Alice Welford Archive. Coll No. 2010.064 has … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

The Department of Special Collections has received this recently published booklet.  Lucy London, Women Casualties of the Great War in Military Cemeteries. Volume 1: Belgium and France. (D628.W66 2016). This is the first of an expected series that will record … Continue reading

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J. F. Standiford, photographer

Jacob Frank Standiford (1852-?) was a photographer in Indian Territory.  He was originally from what would become West Virginia, and part of his life was lived in Illinois and Kansas.  In 1878, he moved to Muskogee, I.T. and received a … Continue reading

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New acquisition, Jack C. Rea library of Science Fiction

The staff recently began moving in the Jack C. Rea Library of Science Fiction, approximately 81 linear feet of hard cover first editions and first bound editions of the works of Science Fiction authors from the 1930s to the 1990s.  … Continue reading

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New Acquisition (just in time for tornado season).

This week the department of Special Collections and University Archives has acquired a set of 24 cabinet card mounted photographs mostly taken in Indian and Oklahoma Territories and generally of Native American related subjects. The collection was assembled by Esther … Continue reading

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Early University History, Part 2. Henry Kendall College, Muskogee, I. T.

This, the second installment on the history of the university, examines the history from the establishment of the school to the move to Tulsa. The first entry can be found here. Henry Kendall College opened its doors on September 12, 1894, … Continue reading

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You may notice some changes to the appearance of this blog.  We are attempting to make it appear more in line with the University’s current standards.

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