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Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties, ‘From McFarlin Tower’ was inaccessible from July 13-22. The blog is now back up and running smoothly. New blog postings will appear soon.

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Ladies Almanack is being made into a film

Djuna Barnes’s 1928 novel Ladies Almanack is the inspiration for an experimental new film. The original text is a literary parody of the intellectual and lesbian social circle of Natalie Barney in 1920s Paris, with the main character based on Barney … Continue reading

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Special Collections Summer Hours

Starting June 1st and ending July 31st, 2015, the hours of operations for McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives will be as follows: Monday-Thursday                 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday       … Continue reading

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The Art of the Book: Challenging Our Concepts

Many of the books and book-like objects to be seen in The Art of the Book, now on exhibit at the Zarrow Center, will challenge our notions of what constitutes a book—that ordinary and universally recognized thing that British author … Continue reading

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Closed for Employee Appreciation Week and Memorial Day

      McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives will be closed on Friday, May 22 and Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of Employee Appreciation Week and Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at … Continue reading

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Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln’s Assassination

This past Tuesday, April 14th, we commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by American actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, 1865 while attending a performance of the play Our … Continue reading

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Department in Transition, Part 1

The office of McFarlin Library Special Collections is currently in a state of transition. In preparation of adding a new office for a new Special Collections Librarian, the fabulous staff and students have been working hard to rearrange areas of … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

With the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the staff of the University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to highlight some of its holdings pertaining Irish poets and writers, as well as its close relationship … Continue reading

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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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