Author Archives: Marc Carlson

About Marc Carlson

The Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa since November 2005. Worked in McFarlin Library since 1986.

New Acquisition

One of our most recent acquisitions is the Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma woman’s reproductive rights and ancillary materials. Briefly stated, this is a record of over forty years of the politics of women’s reproductive rights in Oklahoma. As yet … Continue reading

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Centenary of the Somme

The battlefield near Courcelette The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest offensives of the First World War beginning a hundred years ago today. Between 1 July and 18 November 1916 more than a million men were killed … Continue reading

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Due to a power outage, special collections is closed, Tuesday, May 12. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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University Web pages

The university is making some alterations to its web pages. In order to maintain some of our information we are moving some of the Special Collections pages to the Blog.

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Preparing new World War I exhibits.

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New Acquisition: “The “Knights of Liberty” mob and the I.W.W. Prisoners at Tulsa, Okla.

In 1917, the United Stated entered the Great War, and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia had a number of ripple effects throughout American society, ultimately culminating in the Red Scare of 1919-1921.  In Oklahoma, this highly patriotic anti-radicalism took several … Continue reading

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I.33, The Illustrated Fightbook acquisition

[I.33 : the illuminated fightbook : Royal Armouries manuscript I.33]. [London : Extraordinary Editions, 2013] (U860 .R69 2013 Oversize). Several years ago, The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections chose to be a sponsor for a facsimile … Continue reading

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Anna Kavan

Self Portrait, by Anna Kavan. Coll. No. 80.29.1 Recent digitization work on the Special Collections fine art holdings has exposed the paintings and sketches of Anna Kavan (1904-1968), an enigmatic British author and painter who struggled with depression much of … Continue reading

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World War I class project.

Dr. Jeff Drouin’s English 3733 class, on World War I has been engaged in a project this semester, examining some of the holdings of World War I materials held by this department.  The students have completed their exhibits of WWI … Continue reading

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Roger Easson Library of William Blake mention

The Roger Easson Library of William Blake held here at Special Collections was mentioned this morning by the donor on his blog.

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