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.


Due to Unavoidable Circumstances Special Collections will be Closed Monday, June 4, 2018

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Semester’s End

With the end of the current Semester, we bid a farewell to our three Graduate Assistants for the 2017-2018 Academic year: Jennifer Murphy, Amanda Vestal, and Emily Caselman.  Jennifer and Amanda are graduating, and Emily is moving to a new … Continue reading

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Historic Cookbooks in the TU Collections

Cookbooks, receipt books, and household manuals are far more than just the gatherings of recipes that we usually think of them as. They offer a look into their culture’s means of nutrition, histories, manners, and morals often through fascinating commentaries … Continue reading

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Muriel Spark announcement

Some good news for work.  We will be lending the National Library of Scotland the manuscripts of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Driver’s Seat for their Centenary exhibit, “The International Style of Muriel Spark” on display from … Continue reading

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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new research tool.  Our Collections are now listed on a database called ArchivesSpace, and can be accessed here. Here processed collections can be searched, as well as … Continue reading

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Recently Added Digital Collection

Recently added to the Department of Special Collections Native American Digital Collection are the photographs from the Edward H. Boos Flathead Indian Reservation Photos. Edward H. Boos (1877-1937) was a photographer and journalist who took a tremendous number of images  … Continue reading

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Some new WWI Digital Collections uploads.

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our World War I holdings available online, the Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg diary and photograph albums  have been added to our digital collections. These can be seen as a single collection at this … Continue reading

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McFarlin Library

People at the University of Tulsa may have noticed over this last fall work being done on the McFarlin Library building. Most of this has been necessary maintenance and cosmetic repairs to the building. This began with repairing the slate … Continue reading

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Testing the blog platform.

As I have to test this, I might as well give us something to look at.

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Graduate Assistants

This past spring, we lost two of our Graduate (Administrative) Assistant, Joey Petross and Abhinaya K. Rangarajan to graduation. They had been with us for several years and were doing exemplary work and will be greatly missed. Joey, who received … Continue reading

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