Category Archives: General

Dean Alexander Featured in Studio Tulsa Interview

In a previous post, we mentioned that Special Collections had recently acquired a rare and beautiful copy of Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels. On March 4, Studio Tulsa’s Rich Fisher interviewed Adrian Alexander, Robert M. and Ida McFarlin Dean of … 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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Sherlock Holmes Copyright Decision

An Illinois district court judge recently ruled that the material contained in most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings about the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, would indeed enter the public domain this year. According to a December 27th New York … Continue reading

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New Art Piece in McFarlin Library

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the display of the piece titled Peoria Avenue #7 by TU faculty member Mark Lewis. Professor Lewis, a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel G. Kennedy Scrapbook

In 1891, Dr. Samuel Kennedy and his brother, Dr. James Kennedy, came to the Oklahoma Territory, which had recently opened for settlement, and set up a medical practice in the fledgling Village of Tulsa. The young doctors became the pioneer … Continue reading

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Recent Photographic Acquisition

The history of race relations in Tulsa is extensive. Events ranging from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, which resulted in the obliteration of one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States at the time, to the recent … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to cordially invite our students, faculty, alumni, and the community in general to come in and take a look at our new exhibit titled Eudora Welty: Eloquence … Continue reading

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An Announcement from Special Collections

The staff of the University of Tulsa’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to inform our patrons that, due to staffing issues, we will close at noon on June 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may … Continue reading

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Visit from Students from the Zarrow Center for Art and Education Summer Camp

On Thursday, June 13th, 2013, the University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives welcomed two groups of very energetic young men and women in our facilities. These 8 and 11 year-olds are part of the Zarrow Center … Continue reading

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Yes! We Have Comic Books!

Popular Culture (commonly referred to as pop culture) is defined as the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th … Continue reading

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