Category Archives: General

George Orwell, a literary genius

This week, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives celebrates the literary works of George Orwell. He may be thought of as a serious thinker with a prophetic vision. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on 25 June 1903 … Continue reading

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The Clansman: Controversy and Context

Originally published in 1905, Thomas Dixon, Jr.’s novel is actually the second book in a trilogy about the post-Civil War era. The general plot follows the character of Augustus Stoneman as he attempts to reconstruct the South. Stoneman believes he can keep … Continue reading

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A Study in Sherlock

Are you an ardent fan of Sherlock Holmes and his detective adventures? Can you not get enough of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best creation and the multitude of adaptations that have followed? If you answered yes to any of those … Continue reading

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Cookery Collections

Nearly every house has a cookbook, assorted favorite recipes and household manuals, even if they don’t realize it. Cookbooks, next to religious texts, are probably the most widely owned and recognized form of literature, at least in the Western world. … Continue reading

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Holidays, Holidaze

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is also an incredibly hectic time for many. Putting down the egg nog, iPad, and to do list is hard the week of Christmas. There are still presents to buy, family to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays and more!

When we think postcards, we think Holiday season. With the festive season around the corner, it may be interesting to shift our attention to postcards in this entry of our weekly blog. As technology dominates our lives in this digital … Continue reading

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Birthday for November 10: Neil Gaiman

Today is the 55th birthday of English author Neil Gaiman, best known for the comic book series The Sandman, and for his books Coraline and American Gods. Neil was born on November 10, 1960, and grew up in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. … Continue reading

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Temporary server migration

Special Collections and McFarlin Library are undergoing a server migration today. Some of our finding aids may be unavailable due to link and directory changes. Never fear, however! Our manuscript and artefact collections are all still with us, and we … Continue reading

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How to Contact Special Collections

  Having difficulties contacting individual staff members at McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives? Well, we’re here to help with that! Below you will find the contact information for each staff member currently in Special Collections.   I. Marc … Continue reading

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Special Collections closing at 2pm on Friday, October 23

Special Collections will be closed this Friday, October 23 at 2pm in preparation for the University of Tulsa Homecoming celebration and football game beginning later in the afternoon. We will reopen on Monday, October 26 at 8am. Go Golden Hurricane!

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