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McFarlin Library History

Throughout The University of Tulsa’s history, the University has embraced the importance of a library to the academic community.  In the First Annual Catalogueof Henry Kendall College, Muskogee, Indian Territory, 1894, a page was set aside declaring the needs of the … Continue reading

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History of the Satin Rare Book Room

The Jack and Tybie Davis Satin Rare Book Room was originally, simply, the Rare Book Room when the 1967 east wing was built onto the McFarlin Library building.  During the planning stages for the new building, then president Ben Henneke … Continue reading

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History of Special Collections and University Archives

The University of Tulsa, and Henry Kendall College before it, collected many of the materials that eventually would become the foundation of the department, decades before Special Collections and University Archives was created to manage them. The earliest extant collection … Continue reading

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University Web pages

The university is making some alterations to its web pages. In order to maintain some of our information we are moving some of the Special Collections pages to the Blog.

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Holiday Hours

The Special Collections department will be closing at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 23rd for the holiday break. We will reopen again at 8:00 AM on Monday, January 5th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Dime Novels: Potboilers in American History

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at McFarlin Library is currently reliving the thrills of the sensational dime novels, staples of American popular culture. The Department boasts a collection of over 4000 dime novels, with the latest acquisition … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Margaret Anderson!

November 26th marks the birth of one of the early supporters of modernism, Margaret Anderson. Anderson founded the Little Review in 1914, a publication notable for being a venue for the more experimental and risqué works by writers such as … Continue reading

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Closed For Thanksgiving 2014

McFarlin Library Special Collections will be closed Thursday, November 27th, and Friday, November 28th, in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen at our normal time on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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New Aquisitions Party

McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections is pleased to host the McFarlin Fellows for light hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to view our most recent acquisitions from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 2nd. During this invitation only event, … Continue reading

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Preparing new World War I exhibits.

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