Category Archives: General

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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Closed for Thanksgiving 2016

McFarlin Library Special Collections will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. We will reopen at our normal time on Monday, November 28. Have a safe and happy holiday.

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New and Improved! World War I pamphlets collection

In our ongoing efforts to make searching our collections more user-friendly, the World War I pamphlet collection has been updated with more searchable words to make it easier to do research. Looking for something that was published by the Commission … Continue reading

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Closed Monday, July 4, 2016

Special Collections will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of Independence Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, July 7, 2016. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!  

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Closed for Employee Appreciation Day and Memorial Day

McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives will be closed on Friday, May 27 and Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of Employee Appreciation Day and Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM. Have … Continue reading

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Special Collections Summer Hours

Starting May 9 and ending August 5, 2016, 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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James Ronda Jazz Library

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives has received the James Ronda Jazz library and the James Ronda Library over a period of time now. The Special Collections librarians have completed cataloging the collections this week,and they will be available … Continue reading

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Oklahoma, Where Green Grow the Lilacs and the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

Born in 1899 near the small Oklahoma town of Claremore, Rollie Lynn Riggs, better known as Lynn Riggs, was an American author, playwright, and poet. Of Cherokee descent, Riggs wrote 21 plays, several short stories, a television script, and several … Continue reading

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On this day: March 11

In 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published. Our three-volume first edition copy here at Special Collections is a particular favorite, and we make sure to point it out in tours. In 1918, a soldier at Fort Riley, Kansas, reported a headache, … Continue reading

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WWI diary- An experience at sea

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at McFarlin Library has a vast collection of WWI material for faculty, students and researchers. One example is the personal diary of William John Thorne. W.J. Thorne, a leading telegraphist, kept a … Continue reading

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