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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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D H Lawrence’s famous ‘Lover’

David Herbert (D. H.) Lawrence is one of the most versatile and influential figures in 20th-century literature. Best known for his novels, Lawrence was also an accomplished poet, short story writer, essayist, critic, and travel writer. The controversial themes for … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway Ephemera

Who hasn’t seen For Whom the Bell Tolls or read The Old Man and the Sea at some point in their life? Ernest Hemingway is one of the more well known authors of the “Lost Generation.” Born in 1899, Hemingway first worked as a … Continue reading

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Closing Notice for Thanksgiving Break

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tulsa will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving Break. We will reopen on Monday, November 30 at 8am.

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Happy Holidays and more!

When we think postcards, we think Holiday season. With the festive season around the corner, it may be interesting to shift our attention to postcards in this entry of our weekly blog. As technology dominates our lives in this digital … Continue reading

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Bitter Tears: a Photographic Perspective on the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, November 15 from 2-5pm, Special Collections will be exhibiting a series of 15 photographs of the Wounded Knee Occupation donated to the department by Kent Frizzell. The exhibit is available to view at the Woody Guthrie Center and … Continue reading

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George Bernard Shaw Ephemera

Nearly everyone has heard of George Bernard Shaw. If not, typically the titles  Pygmalion (later made into the famous My Fair Lady film), The Importance of Being Ernest, or Man and Superman ring a bell. Known for his searing wit and biting social commentary, it is easy … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera

In this edition of the weekly blog, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents one of its many interesting collections of F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera. The department acquired the ephemera as part of Robert L. Samsell collection purchased … Continue reading

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