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James Ronda Jazz Library

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives has received the James Ronda Jazz library and the James Ronda Library over a period of time now. The Special Collections librarians have completed cataloging the collections this week,and they will be available … Continue reading

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More than Winnie the Pooh

            The University of Tulsa Special Collections has several early editions of A.A. Milne’s children’s books, including a facsimile of Milne’s Winnie the Pooh manuscript. These charming and enduring characters are Milne’s most popular and … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: The White Road to Verdun

The McFarlin Special Collections and University Archive recently acquired a 1916 edition of The White Road to Verdun by Kathleen Burke (D640.B88 1916 Undrz). Very little biographical information is known about Burke besides what she reveals in her recollections as a … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Fellows Dinner and Rachel Kushner

Last evening, the 7th of April, the McFarlin Library Fellows gathered for the last Fellows Dinner of the 2015-2016 year. Cocktails and conversation were enjoyed on the Albert Plaza before all enjoyed the culinary delights of Executive Chef Tim Anderson. … Continue reading

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All That Jazz…

Special Collections is pleased to announce that a new collection has been processed. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. James Ronda, former history professor here at the University of Tulsa, Special Collections now has a robust offering of turn of … Continue reading

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What Good Is A Newborn Baby? – Benjamin Franklin and his works

Anyone who is familiar with that phrase, would be so with Dr. Benjamin Franklin’s satirical style of writing that examined the political, personal, and social issues of the time.  Among his many other interests as a politician, Freemason, postmaster, scientist, … Continue reading

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World War I Sheet Music

Quite a few of our recent blog entries have focused on books. I’m excited for these blogs because so many are unaware of the vast array of books we have available. The history and knowledge in the Special Collections stacks … Continue reading

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Joyce’s 134th birthday!

February 2, 2016 marks the 134th birthday of James Joyce. Irish novelist and poet James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) is considered by many to be one of the most important Modernist author, and one … Continue reading

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George Orwell, a literary genius

This week, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives celebrates the literary works of George Orwell. He may be thought of as a serious thinker with a prophetic vision. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on 25 June 1903 … Continue reading

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Holiday closing notice

Special Collections and University Archives will be closing this afternoon, Wednesday, December 23, at 5pm for the winter holiday break. We will reopen on Monday, January 4 at 8am. We wish all our patrons and friends a Merry Christmas and … Continue reading

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