Category Archives: Popular Culture

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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English Author Neil Gaiman Visits Special Collections

English author Neil Gaiman paid a special visit yesterday afternoon to the Department of Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Tulsa. Gaiman is known for his novel American Gods, his Sandman graphic novels, and his children’s book Coraline, … Continue reading

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R.A. Lafferty Materials on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to contribute some of its materials to Oklahoma Writers–A Literary Tableau, a multi-venue author exhibit in the Brady District and beyond, organized by the Oklahoma Center for … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa and McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives are proud to announce their latest exhibit titled “Up, Up, and Away: A Historical Overview of American Comic Books.” Beginning on January 5th and extending through … Continue reading

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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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127th Anniversary of A Study in Scarlet

This month we celebrate the 127th anniversary of the publication of the novel A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This novel presents the first appearance of beloved literary characters Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, John … Continue reading

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This Week is Banned Books Week!!!

This week we are celebrating Banned Books Week. This event, organized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and numerous writers and publishers, advocates for the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community … 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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New Acquisition: James Joyce’s “The Dead” illustrated by Robert Berry

The University of Tulsa and the McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of a new edition of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead.” “The Dead” is the final short story in … Continue reading

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Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird

American novelist Harper Lee has announced that she has entered an agreement with HarperCollins to release her Pulitzer-prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird in e-book and digital audiobook formats. In a rare public statement released through her publisher on … Continue reading

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