Category Archives: General

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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Happy Birthday to Margaret Anderson!

November 26th marks the birth of one of the early supporters of modernism, Margaret Anderson. Anderson founded the Little Review in 1914, a publication notable for being a venue for the more experimental and risqué works by writers such as … Continue reading

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Department Closed

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce that we will be closed next Monday, September 1st, because of Labor Day. Additionally, due to the Tulsa vs. Tulane Football game, we will be … Continue reading

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Europe, 1914: The Beginning

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War, McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be hosting a number of exhibits from 2014-2018 focusing on different aspects of the war. The first exhibit in this series “Europe, … Continue reading

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Closed Friday, July 4, 2014

Special Collections will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of Independence Day. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 7, 2014. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated 100 Years Ago Saturday

This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the day Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg, were fatally shot in the streets of Sarajevo, the capital of Serbia, by Gavrilo … Continue reading

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Bloomsday Irish Pub Crawl and Special Collections Exhibit

Bloomsday is just around the corner! This Monday, June 16th, the festivities will kick off in earnest with an authentic Irish pub crawl from 6:30 to 10:00 pm in the area of Downtown Tulsa surrounding the Guthrie Green. While enjoying … Continue reading

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Closed for Employee Appreciation Week and Memorial Day

Special Collections will be closed on May 23rd for The University of Tulsa’s Employee Appreciation Week. We will also be closed on May 26th in honor of Memorial Day.     Regular hours will continue before the 23rd and will … Continue reading

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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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