Category Archives: Popular Culture

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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Special Collections’ Woody Guthrie Manuscript on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Center in the exhibit of the original typed manuscript of Woody Guthrie’s only novel House of Earth. The manuscript, on … Continue reading

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Rare Vintage Cameras at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is much more than just a place where rare books and manuscripts are stored. In our mission to be the most effective and efficient research tool we can be … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows Event

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives, and McFarlin Fellows is holding and eventon Thursday, February 20th in honor of TU’s very own Professor Joseph Kestner. Dr. Kestner serves as McFarlin Professor of English and Professor … Continue reading

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Posting on behalf of KWGS 89.5 FM

At The University of Tulsa’s KWGS 89.5, we are researching and producing a radio documentary on old-fashioned soda pop or soft drinks. Are there any flavors that you recall, perhaps as a child, that are no longer being made?  Do … Continue reading

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