Category Archives: Collections

Recently Added Digital Collection

Recently added to the Department of Special Collections Native American Digital Collection are the photographs from the Edward H. Boos Flathead Indian Reservation Photos. Edward H. Boos (1877-1937) was a photographer and journalist who took a tremendous number of images  … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 26: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, a playwright and critic, was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. Shaw preferred to be known only as Bernard Shaw, and held both British and Irish citizenship. He moved to London in the 1870s and soon … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 21: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, a writer, was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. The second of four children, Hemingway grew up playing sports, performing in his school’s orchestra, and graduated to become a journalist for a short while at … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 18: Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings, an English poet, was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, on July 18, 1926. Jennings’ family moved to Oxford when she was six years old. She attended St. Anne’s College at Oxford, and became a writer, with her first book, … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 14: Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, a singer-songwriter, poet, and artist, was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14th, 1912. One of the most prominent members of the American folk music scene, Guthrie learned to play blues and folk songs from friends of his … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 3: Francis Steegmuller

Francis Steegmuller, a writer, biographer, and scholar of the works of Gustave Flaubert, was born on July 3, 1906 in New Haven, Connecticut. Steegmuller was educated at Columbia University and was particularly prolific on the subjects of French authors and … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 3: Elizabeth Coles Taylor

Elizabeth Coles Taylor, a novelist, was born in England on July 3, 1912. She worked as a librarian and governess before she published her first novel in 1945, At Mrs. Lippincote’s.  Taylor wrote several novels, various short stories, and even a … Continue reading

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Tulsa Art Deco Collection, 1982.006, is complete and available for viewing and research

Special Collections and University Archives at The University of Tulsa is pleased to announce that a collection related to Tulsa’s art deco history is processed and ready for researchers and visitors to view. In the late 1970s, Tulsa’s Junior League … Continue reading

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Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma women’s reproductive rights and ancillary materials

That’s quite a title for a blog post, but we’re happy to announce that the Barbara Santee collection of reproductive rights materials is now fully processed and accessible to interested researchers! The Santee collection comprises 61 boxes within several distinct … Continue reading

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Tulsa Women’s Club Papers

Women’s Club Movement: At the start of the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, clubs founded and patronized by women and intended for women were increasing in popularity and influence across the United States. At a … Continue reading

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