Category Archives: General

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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Dr. Guy Logsdon: A lasting impact

On Friday, February 5th, the person responsible for making McFarlin Special Collections what is it today, passed away at 83. Dr. Guy Logsdon was internationally recognized as an authority on Woody Guthrie, as well as Oklahoma history, and an early … Continue reading

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Our Claw-some Cat Collections

McFarlin Special Collection and University Archives houses many author’s personal papers and manuscripts. Recently I discovered that a popular topic amongst writers was their interest in cats. The first author that came to mind when I thought about this close-knitted … Continue reading

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ArchivesSpace

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new research tool.  Our Collections are now listed on a database called ArchivesSpace, and can be accessed here. Here processed collections can be searched, as well as … Continue reading

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New in Digital Collections: September 2017

Special Collections at The University of Tulsa McFarlin Library is pleased to note that we have recently added new entries to our growing digital collections site. Over the summer we applied for and received a grant from the Oklahoma Department … Continue reading

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Special Collections Summer and Holiday Hours

Starting Friday, June 2, and ending Friday, August 4, 2017, the hours of operations for McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives will be as follows: Monday-Thursday                 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Friday   … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Archive now open to select applicants—at the Helmerich Center for American Research

Even a full year after The University of Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation completed their acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive, we here at Special Collections still get phone calls and emails from curious and enthusiastic Dylan fans … Continue reading

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Mildred Darby–Anglo-Irish novelist

Mildred Darby started out life as Mildred Henrietta Gordon Dill and grew up in England. She married Jonathan Darby in 1889 and moved to Leap Castle, located in Coolderry, County Offaly, in Ireland. As Mildred settled into life in an … Continue reading

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Special Collections policy change for visiting classes

Special Collections is making changes to our policy on groups visiting our department, effective immediately. Generally, there are two situations where groups visit us, and we’d like to clarify our rules to ensure that visitors have a pleasant experience, and to … Continue reading

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Holiday Hours

The Special Collections department will be closing at 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 22rd for the holiday break. We will reopen again at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 3th. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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