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Europe, 1914: The Beginning

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War, McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be hosting a number of exhibits from 2014-2018 focusing on different aspects of the war. The first exhibit in this series “Europe, … Continue reading

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated 100 Years Ago Saturday

This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the day Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg, were fatally shot in the streets of Sarajevo, the capital of Serbia, by Gavrilo … Continue reading

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Bloomsday Irish Pub Crawl and Special Collections Exhibit

Bloomsday is just around the corner! This Monday, June 16th, the festivities will kick off in earnest with an authentic Irish pub crawl from 6:30 to 10:00 pm in the area of Downtown Tulsa surrounding the Guthrie Green. While enjoying … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Spenser’s Minor Poems

Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of a beautiful collection of poems: The Minor Poems of Edmund Spenser. Published by Ashendene Press in 1925, the book contains The Shepheardes Calender, Compaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clovts Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, and other … Continue reading

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Closed for Employee Appreciation Week and Memorial Day

Special Collections will be closed on May 23rd for The University of Tulsa’s Employee Appreciation Week. We will also be closed on May 26th in honor of Memorial Day.     Regular hours will continue before the 23rd and will … Continue reading

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New Exhibit in Special Collections

A Stranger from Paradise:  The Divine Vision of William Blake An exhibit featuring selected facsimiles from the Kay and Roger Easson Library of William Blake. William Blake (1757-1827)—English poet, printmaker, and painter—was largely unappreciated and misunderstood during his lifetime.  A … Continue reading

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Banned Books: Young Adult Novels

So far this blog series has covered banned children’s books, however we at Special Collections thought it was important to note the many other genres of books that are censored and banned every year, including young adult novels. Our exhibit … Continue reading

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Banned Books: Publications by Roald Dahl

So far in this blog series we have examined the censorship of individual works; instead this post will focus on one author and the many books he published that faced criticism. Roald Dahl was a British novelist famous for his … Continue reading

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Special Announcement: Extension of Banned Books Exhibit

Due to popular demand the current exhibit titled Banned Children’s Books will remain on display throughout the month of March and into the second week of April. You can visit this exhibit at the Department of Special Collections located on … Continue reading

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Dean Alexander Featured in Studio Tulsa Interview

In a previous post, we mentioned that Special Collections had recently acquired a rare and beautiful copy of Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels. On March 4, Studio Tulsa’s Rich Fisher interviewed Adrian Alexander, Robert M. and Ida McFarlin Dean of … Continue reading

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