Author Archives: Marc Carlson
In 1952, Tulsa businessman Rush Greenslade and group called the Tulsa Bibliophiles deposited with McFarlin Library a large collection of Walt Whitman books, and ephemera, creating the first ‘rare book room’ in the library. This was in the north wing … Continue reading
Last week, TU’s Department of Special Collections acquired a list of people’s names, written in pencil in Staple and Fine Groceries account book labeled, also in pencil “Negro directory”. Many have notations about the person, and often have street addresses. … Continue reading
The Department of Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired a copy of A Cry from the Middle Passage; or the Act of 1846, and its Effects on the Slave Trade. London: Seeleys, 1850. To try to explain the importance … Continue reading
The Osiyo program recently aired an episode about J. B. Milam using materials from our collections.
In the first week of April, 1917, the United States finally entered the World War, in response to not only of the German determination to return to unrestricted submarine warfare, but also the continual espionage against United States industry by … Continue reading
TU houses the late Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul’s entire archive
Post by Tracy Ashby Nobel laureate Sir V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) Naipaul died in his London home on Saturday August 11, 2018 at age 85. He was known for his fiction and non-fiction novels, travel writings and essays, and autobiographic … Continue reading
Post by intern Tracy Ashby In 2007, the Department of Special Collections acquired a collection of letters that belonged to Bert Hebbes, a British Rifleman during the First World War. The Bert Hebbes WWI Letters archive, Coll No. 2007.017 is … Continue reading
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As has been discussed before, the Alice Welford archive is available for research. It has been recently reprocessed to take advantage of the new ArchivesSpace Archival Catalog we are now using. Please take a look at it, if you are … Continue reading