Category Archives: Exhibits

Greenwood 1921: Centenary

Special Collections and University Archives presents a new virtual exhibit, Greenwood 1921: Centenary. This digital exhibit site focuses on the images of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre that Special Collections has in our holdings. There is a full timeline description of … Continue reading

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American Glass: Bohemia, The Great Depression, Mid Century, and Beyond

Special Collections is pleased to announce the new exhibit about American glass. Glass has been produced in a myriad of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures across the globe. From the most practical, mundane glass in everyday use to the most … Continue reading

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Magic and Mystical: the Occult materials in the Special Collections

Occult is a word with several meanings.  From the Latin Occultus, it refers to secret, hidden and concealed.  This is not inappropriate for most of the materials in Special Collections, as the vast majority of our materials have been hidden … Continue reading

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1919: Versailles and the Aftermath

Special Collections at McFarlin Library has a new exhibit about the final year of World War I. 1919: Versailles and the Aftermath explores the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the significance of the League of Nations, and what happened … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time: A Brief and Unassuming History of Children’s Literature

The Wyse Childe Children’s literature can be traced back to the oral traditions of storytelling enjoyed by adults and children alike.  Many of the classic tales and fables were originally created for grown-ups, later to be adapted for younger ears–although … Continue reading

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Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms

Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tulsa McFarlin Library is pleased to announce our new Winter 2019 exhibit, Artist’s Books: Challenging Norms & Forms. Artist’s books are works that challenge the traditional idea of what a book is. … Continue reading

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The War at Home – Tulsa in the World War

In the first week of April, 1917, the United States finally entered the World War, in response to not only of the German determination to return to unrestricted submarine warfare, but also the continual espionage against United States industry by … Continue reading

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1918: Pandemic exhibit now open

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives has opened a new exhibit for the summer of 2018 titled 1918: Pandemic. This exhibit focuses on 1918, the final year of World War I. With American troops joining the … Continue reading

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From Beyond the Unknown: Books and magazines from The Jack C. Rae Science Fiction Library

The timing of this exhibit, albeit unintentional,  is fitting really, because it was two years ago — almost to the day — that Special Collections was the recipient of a huge and “out of this world” gift of the science … Continue reading

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Historic Cookbooks in the TU Collections

Cookbooks, receipt books, and household manuals are far more than just the gatherings of recipes that we usually think of them as. They offer a look into their culture’s means of nutrition, histories, manners, and morals often through fascinating commentaries … Continue reading

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