Category Archives: Acquisitions

Daniel Teoli photography book of Bikers’ Mardi Gras

Special Collections has recently acquired a book of photographs by Daniel Teoli, a social documentarian. The book is titled Bikers’ Mardi Gras, and it features motorcycle clubs and enthusiasts celebrating Mardi Gras throughout the United States between the years 2012 and 2015. The … Continue reading

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Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma women’s reproductive rights

This past summer, Special Collections acquired the archive and library of Dr. Barbara Santee, who has spent the last 40 years working to improve and maintain women’s reproductive rights through activism in the state of Oklahoma. She served as the … Continue reading

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The Clansman: Controversy and Context

Originally published in 1905, Thomas Dixon, Jr.’s novel is actually the second book in a trilogy about the post-Civil War era. The general plot follows the character of Augustus Stoneman as he attempts to reconstruct the South. Stoneman believes he can keep … Continue reading

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South Vietnamese Propaganda

The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war was fought between North Vietnam- supported by the Soviet … Continue reading

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I, Libertine–Fake book and literary hoax

During a recent staff meeting at McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives, the topic of fake books and literary hoaxes came up. The one fake book that grabbed everyone’s attention was “I, Libertine” by Frederick R. Ewing. This book … Continue reading

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Art of 3D images mastered

It is common to think that three-dimensional images were an invention of the very recent past. However, the art of producing 3D images seem had been mastered decades back. The first patented stereoscope was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

Confederate Veterans Encampment Photographs, 2015.056 Between 24 and 27 September 1918 the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, and other affiliated organizations. This reunion was an important milestone for the city, with the city … Continue reading

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New acquisition: Orson Welles and the unproduced Heart of Darkness film

Special Collections recently acquired the story outline for a film version of Heart of Darkness that was written by Orson Welles in the late 1930s—originally intended to be his first major picture. He wrote a full screenplay, but executives at RKO Studios thought … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

One of our most recent acquisitions is the Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma woman’s reproductive rights and ancillary materials. Briefly stated, this is a record of over forty years of the politics of women’s reproductive rights in Oklahoma. As yet … Continue reading

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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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