Category Archives: artwork

Illustrations By William Roderick James

French Canadian artist and writer, William Roderick James, was well-known for his illustrations on the American West, specifically of horses and cowboys. He is most known for writing and illustrating Smoky the Cowhorse, which won the Newbery Medal in 1972. … Continue reading

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Anamorphic Art: Illustrations Come to Life

The short story, Direction of the Road, written by Ursula K. Le Guin caught my interest while exploring Special Collections earlier in the week. American writer Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, California. She attended Radcliffe … Continue reading

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Our Claw-some Cat Collections

McFarlin Special Collection and University Archives houses many author’s personal papers and manuscripts. Recently I discovered that a popular topic amongst writers was their interest in cats. The first author that came to mind when I thought about this close-knitted … Continue reading

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Alexandre Hogue, 1898-1994

We had very special guests this weekend at the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. A group from ZCZ Films, a UK film company, was commissioned by the BBC to produce a three part series on American Art. The … Continue reading

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New acquisition: Daniel Teoli book of 1970s culture in Hollywood and LA

Special Collections has recently acquired a book of photographs by Daniel Teoli, a social documentarian. The book is titled Portfolio: Peering into the world of 1970s Hollywood and LA. The black and white images are primarily from street photography, and focus … Continue reading

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Testing the blog platform.

As I have to test this, I might as well give us something to look at.

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World War Posters

As we enter the new academic year, and the third year of remembering the First World War, we should also remember how that war was sold to the people.  The University of Tulsa has in its collections over 250 propaganda … Continue reading

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Where did TU’s Picasso go?

Did you know that TU Special Collections has a lithographic print by Pablo Picasso in our artwork holdings? Picasso’s 1969 depiction of a clown, titled “Portrait Imaginaire,” is number 242 of 250 prints that Picasso made of this design, and is … Continue reading

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Steve Barrett photography exhibit begins next week

Please join us for a reception Thursday, July 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Steve Barrett photography exhibit in Phillips Hall on The University of Tulsa campus. The event is free and open … Continue reading

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New Aquisition: World War I Posters

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections recently acquired over one hundred and thirty World War posters to add to our existing collection of propaganda and ephemera from this era. As part of the acquisition and cataloguing process, each … Continue reading

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