Category Archives: General

Wedding Time!

Kelsey, my fabulous co-GA, happens to be getting married this weekend, so I want to make a ‘toast’ by looking at wedding themed materials in our collection. It has been far too many years since my own wedding, so it … Continue reading

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Taking an X-Ray of the Liberty Bell

My current project in the Special Collections Department has involved the processing of material related to the International Petroleum Exposition (the IPE). The IPE occurred in Tulsa at various intervals between 1923 and 1979. I plan on writing a celebratory … Continue reading

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What’s in a Map?

I recently saw a silly sign the other day that said something to the effect of ‘nobody likes old stuff!’ and I want to spend some time debunking that claim. I know for a fact that quite a number of … Continue reading

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The Most Photographed Dog in the World

On the morning of February 12, 1946, three gunshots ripped through the air in Claremore, Oklahoma. Those shots killed the famous Collie Sunnybrook, who belonged to Robert and Paula Love. He was known as “the most photographed dog in the … Continue reading

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The Journal of the USS Paulding

One of our collections consists of only a journal. This journal is a small, green, cloth-bound book and it’s chock full of writing.  The USS Paulding was a destroyer active through World War 1, and this book documents her daily … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year!

December is upon us! December has been one of my favorite months for quite a long time because there are so many different things happening and so many people radiate the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Some college … Continue reading

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Sverre Braathen Circus Collection

The Special Collections Department houses a sizeable amount of circus related materials in several collections. Today, I’m going to focus on one small collection that once belonged to Sverre and Faye Braathen. Sverre Braathen was an attorney by trade, but … Continue reading

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The Gertrude Stein Stein

As you may already know, the Special Collections Department houses a number of interesting objects. These objects are tucked away on the shelves with thousands of manuscripts, letters, and books. There is a lot of variety among these objects, we … Continue reading

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April 16th 2019 Special Collections Fellows Dinner

On April 16th, 2019, Fellows of McFarlin library Special Collections gathered together for their third and final fellow’s dinner of the year. Our special guest of the evening was poet, musician and playwright, Joy Harjo. The evening began with a … Continue reading

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July 4th closing

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be closed July 4th in observation of Independence Day in the United States.

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