Category Archives: Acquisitions

Pawnee Bill and Collections Acquisitions

I am so excited to be back at work in the Special Collections department! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. My husband and I bought a house, so Tulsa is officially home for me! We also celebrated our … 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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Movies And Books Set In Tulsa And Oklahoma

Neither Oklahoma nor Tulsa are considered very Hollywood-esque, but still there have been a few movies and books that have taken place here over the years. Special Collections holds a number of different collections of interest that I thought might … Continue reading

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Negro Directory, approximately 1910

Last week, TU’s Department of Special Collections acquired a list of people’s names, written in pencil in Staple and Fine Groceries account book labeled, also in pencil “Negro directory”.  Many have notations about the person, and often have street addresses. … Continue reading

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A Cry from the Middle Passage

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired a copy of A Cry from the Middle Passage; or the Act of 1846, and its Effects on the Slave Trade. London: Seeleys, 1850. To try to explain the importance … Continue reading

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Special Collections New Acquisitions

Every six months or so, our Special Collections Librarian I. Marc Carlson compiles a list of all our new acquisitions. Within this list, everything is included, from single items, to entire collections, and even additions to collections we already house. … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows Dinner: Une soirée avec Martin Walker

This past Thursday, February 22nd, the Special Collections department and McFarlin Fellows hosted the first guest lecture of spring two-thousand and eighteen. The McFarlin Fellows are an integral group of donors with whom Special Collections works closely to purchase new … Continue reading

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Dr. Guy Logsdon: A lasting impact

On Friday, February 5th, the person responsible for making McFarlin Special Collections what is it today, passed away at 83. Dr. Guy Logsdon was internationally recognized as an authority on Woody Guthrie, as well as Oklahoma history, and an early … Continue reading

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Our Claw-some Cat Collections

McFarlin Special Collection and University Archives houses many author’s personal papers and manuscripts. Recently I discovered that a popular topic amongst writers was their interest in cats. The first author that came to mind when I thought about this close-knitted … Continue reading

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The forgotten heroes: Dogs as soldiers

This November 11th marks the 91st official Armistice Day, better known as Veteran’s Day. The holiday dates back to November 11th, 1926, when Congress adopted a resolution in the summer of that year, requesting that the President honor the day … Continue reading

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