Category Archives: literature

Craig Sheppard’s Illustrations

Craig Sheppard was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1913 and studied art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. During his college days, he was also a bareback rider in rodeos from Oklahoma to New York’s Madison Square Garden. After … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman

In 1952, Tulsa businessman Rush Greenslade and group called the Tulsa Bibliophiles deposited with McFarlin Library a large collection of Walt Whitman books, and ephemera, creating the first ‘rare book room’ in the library.  This was in the north wing … Continue reading

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only person to win both a Booker Prize and an Oscar. During her lifetime she wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and numerous collections of short stories. In 2002, she was granted a joint fellowship … Continue reading

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Rare, possibly only known footage of Edward Dahlberg

Based on a recent patron request, we had this Super 8 film footage of Edward Dahlberg in September 1968 converted into a digital format. The footage is of Dahlberg and his editor, Harold Billings, along with Billings’s wife and their … Continue reading

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A new article about the late Sir V. S. Naipaul

TU houses the late Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul’s entire archive

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Bloomsday Irish Street Breakfast

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, Booksmart Tulsa, The Taven restaurant, the James Joyce Quarterly and Guthrie Green will host a Bloomsday Irish Brunch in the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. The event will take place in the cultural corridor (alley) behind … Continue reading

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Sherlockiana: the infatuation with Sherlock Holmes

Throughout recent history, people always seem to be intrigued with mystery. Whether it’s a simple mystery of who ate the last cookie, when one child still has crumbs on their face, or a complex mystery that takes story-boards and focus … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows Dinner: Une soirée avec Martin Walker

This past Thursday, February 22nd, the Special Collections department and McFarlin Fellows hosted the first guest lecture of spring two-thousand and eighteen. The McFarlin Fellows are an integral group of donors with whom Special Collections works closely to purchase new … Continue reading

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Richard Murphy, aged 90, has died

It was with great sadness that we were informed about the death of the Irish poet Richard Murphy. He passed away on Tuesday January 30 in Sri Lanka, a country he clearly loved as he had spent part of his … Continue reading

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The Unfortunates: a tale that you design yourself!

  Books have always been one of our favorite things. They can be read for leisure, for education, to put a child to sleep, to escape reality, and to discover new worlds. And they can come in so many different … Continue reading

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