Category Archives: Collections

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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New in Digital Collections: January 2016

Special Collections added new materials to our digital collections site in January. We added a 1971 special issue of Oklahoma Impact Magazine with articles and interviews to our Tulsa Race Relations and Greenwood Cultural Materials section. Our collection of 300 … Continue reading

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George Orwell, a literary genius

This week, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives celebrates the literary works of George Orwell. He may be thought of as a serious thinker with a prophetic vision. Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on 25 June 1903 … 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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Special Collections find: Buffon’s animals

My recent find, in the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections shelves, is a small translated edition of Buffon’s Natural History. This small volume’s complete title is “Buffon’s Natural History: containing a full and accurate description of all the animated beings … Continue reading

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A Study in Sherlock

Are you an ardent fan of Sherlock Holmes and his detective adventures? Can you not get enough of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s best creation and the multitude of adaptations that have followed? If you answered yes to any of those … Continue reading

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Cookery Collections

Nearly every house has a cookbook, assorted favorite recipes and household manuals, even if they don’t realize it. Cookbooks, next to religious texts, are probably the most widely owned and recognized form of literature, at least in the Western world. … Continue reading

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New in Digital Collections: December 2015

The University of Tulsa Special Collections and University Archives has added new items to our digital collections. Our new items of note include: More photographs from our university archives negatives collection. Images now include photographs of campus in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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Fore-Edge Paintings: The Heavens and Seasons

Fore-edge paintings are illustrations worked, usually by watercolor, onto the exposed long edge of pages in a book. When the book is closed, the image or images are usually not visible, but when the pages are fanned out, an intricate … Continue reading

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Holidays, Holidaze

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is also an incredibly hectic time for many. Putting down the egg nog, iPad, and to do list is hard the week of Christmas. There are still presents to buy, family to … Continue reading

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