Category Archives: General

Portraits

This post is a few days late, because I couldn’t get into the office last week during the spectacular snowstorm we had! If you were affected by it, I hope you were as safe and warm as possible! I contemplated … Continue reading

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Black History Month is Here!

February is Black History Month! Melissa’s post about our new virtual exhibit unofficially kicks off our month of blog posts honoring such an important topic.  We will focus our posts on the materials in Special Collections that highlight African Americans … Continue reading

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Hello, Halito, Hesci, ᎣᏏᏲ

I have always loved learning languages. My mother was a high school Spanish teacher, so Spanish was my first (and best) foreign language, even though I have never achieved true fluency (the value of studying abroad cannot be overestimated at … Continue reading

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Jervis McEntee Journal

Isn’t the University campus beautiful this week? The leaves are changing and falling off of the trees in droves. For some people, it is a melancholy season signifying the end of green grass and short-sleeves. For others, it is a … Continue reading

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“Roots” by Alex Haley

I hope that everybody is staying warm and dry this week! Today, instead of writing about multiple objects, I’m just going to write about one very special one that was recently brought to my attention. This is a first edition … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Post Cards and Road Trips

I moved to Tulsa exactly 14 months ago, but I haven’t begun to explore anything beyond Tulsa. I’ve enjoyed the scenery along the Muskogee Turnpike and I-40 on the few trips I’ve made back to Arkansas, but I haven’t even … Continue reading

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State Park Brochures in the Oklahoma Collection

In our office, you would not notice the seasons passing, but I cannot help but be excited that fall is finally here! It is time for this graduate student to find some free time, get out her hiking boots, and … Continue reading

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The Stephen Crane Collection

One of my favorite things to do is catalog our unprocessed collections, creating a finding aid by describing each item in each folder in each box of a particular collection…it’s often tedious, but nerd that I am, I often love … Continue reading

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Tulsa and the Art Deco Scene

The oil boom of the 1920s put Tulsa on the map at roughly the same time that a brand new design style began to appear. This description from the Encyclopedia Britannica sums it up quite nicely, I think. Art Deco … Continue reading

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Edith Autograph Book

Happy Friday all! Today is my birthday so I wanted to make a quick little post about a cool little birthday book that we have in our archives. Did you know that autograph books have been around for centuries? They … Continue reading

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