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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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Banned Books: The Wizard of Oz

Tornadoes, flying monkeys, and ruby slippers. When you mention these three things together audiences everywhere immediately think of Dorothy Gale’s adventures in Oz. L. Frank Baum published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, the novel was then followed by … Continue reading

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Banned Books: The Brothers Grimm

Thanks to Disney, every child in America knows the stories of Snow White, Rapunzel, and Cinderella. Disney portrays these stories as romantic tales that warm the heart of every young girl who one day wishes to find her own “Prince … Continue reading

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Banned Books: Winnie The Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh, also known as Pooh Bear, is an anthropomorphic teddy bear that fumbles through life’s adventurous accompanied by his fellow anthropomorphic friends and the young English boy, Christopher Robin. The first collection of stories featuring Pooh bear were Winnie-The-Pooh published in … Continue reading

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Banned Books: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a novel published in 1865 written by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. “It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisition: Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce a very unique acquisition, a copy of Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels. The Four Gospels, cited as “one of the most handsome illustrated books of … Continue reading

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Now On Display: Banned Children’s Books

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University archives is proud to announce the opening of our new exhibit showcasing banned and challenged children’s books. The exhibit was designed and implemented by our graduate assistants Kristina Rosenthal and … Continue reading

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