Category Archives: General

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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The Spartan School of Aeronautics

In honor of their upcoming 92nd anniversary, today’s blog post is about the Spartan College of Aviation. We have a photo album from their early years containing photos of the pilots and planes that made up the program in the … Continue reading

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Call for Donations for University of Tulsa “Living through Covid-19” collection

This is a historic opportunity to add your personal perspective to the narrative of how future generations will learn and research about this pandemic. The purpose of this collection will be to document how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everyone on … Continue reading

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Special Collections is closed until further notice.

In accordance with The University’s ‘Social Distancing’ policy and social distancing recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be closed to the public, visiting scholars, TU affiliates until further notice. We … Continue reading

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Social Distancing in Special Collections, phase 2

In accordance with The University’s ‘Social Distancing’ policy and social distancing recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), The Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be closed to the public and visiting scholars until April 6. Due … Continue reading

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Alice Welford WW1 photograph album and military nursing lecture journal

Did you know that you can access some of our collections without leaving your computer? We are adding items to our digital materials archive daily. Some digital items are stand alone, while others are parts of larger collections. Today, I’m … Continue reading

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