Category Archives: Acquisitions

Dean Alexander Featured in Studio Tulsa Interview

In a previous post, we mentioned that Special Collections had recently acquired a rare and beautiful copy of Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels. On March 4, Studio Tulsa’s Rich Fisher interviewed Adrian Alexander, Robert M. and Ida McFarlin Dean of … Continue reading

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New Dime Novels at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of two new dime novels to our holdings. Dime novels are a staple of American popular culture, and the precursors of today’s mass … Continue reading

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New Art Piece in McFarlin Library

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the display of the piece titled Peoria Avenue #7 by TU faculty member Mark Lewis. Professor Lewis, a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel G. Kennedy Scrapbook

In 1891, Dr. Samuel Kennedy and his brother, Dr. James Kennedy, came to the Oklahoma Territory, which had recently opened for settlement, and set up a medical practice in the fledgling Village of Tulsa. The young doctors became the pioneer … Continue reading

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Recent Photographic Acquisition

The history of race relations in Tulsa is extensive. Events ranging from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, which resulted in the obliteration of one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States at the time, to the recent … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: “Poems by John Donne with Elegies on the Authors Death”

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired a posthumous publication of poet John Donne’s work. The book, first published in 1633, features a series of poems and sonnets that had never been published together, … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: “The “Knights of Liberty” mob and the I.W.W. Prisoners at Tulsa, Okla.

In 1917, the United Stated entered the Great War, and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia had a number of ripple effects throughout American society, ultimately culminating in the Red Scare of 1919-1921.  In Oklahoma, this highly patriotic anti-radicalism took several … Continue reading

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Exciting New Acquisition: Helen Halloran Photographs

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is delighted to announce the acquisition of a collection of photographs by Helen Halloran. Born Helen Zimmerman, Halloran worked for Harris and Ewing Photographers in Washington, D.C. In 1945, … Continue reading

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I.33, The Illustrated Fightbook acquisition

[I.33 : the illuminated fightbook : Royal Armouries manuscript I.33]. [London : Extraordinary Editions, 2013] (U860 .R69 2013 Oversize). Several years ago, The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections chose to be a sponsor for a facsimile … Continue reading

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New Captivity Narrative

Recently, the department of Special Collections acquired a very interesting document. The broadside titled Murder by the Indians of a Mother and Ten Children tells the captivity story of William Bond and his family in Louisiana in early 1809, published … Continue reading

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