Category Archives: Collections

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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Found in Collection: Henry James correspondence

As a result of having a large collection and limited staff, we are not always able to fully process collections in a timely manner. This means that there may be items in our collections which we are unaware of. Due … Continue reading

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Richard Murphy, aged 90, has died

It was with great sadness that we were informed about the death of the Irish poet Richard Murphy. He passed away on Tuesday January 30 in Sri Lanka, a country he clearly loved as he had spent part of his … Continue reading

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Historic Cookbooks in the TU Collections

Cookbooks, receipt books, and household manuals are far more than just the gatherings of recipes that we usually think of them as. They offer a look into their culture’s means of nutrition, histories, manners, and morals often through fascinating commentaries … Continue reading

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Images of the Circus

McFarlin Special Collections is well known for its collections on World War I, modernist writers, and Tulsa history but did you know that one of our other main areas of collecting is circus material? We have 9 collections that contain … Continue reading

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Harold Leventhal Proletarian Archive

Earlier this semester we switched to a new database for our collections that, among other things, allows researchers to search for specific items through our entire collection instead of individual collections. This new system inspired us to go back through … Continue reading

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World War I Stereocard Collection

This semester the Art History department offered a course titled Cultural Reactions to War in the 20th Century. The class studied painting, posters, music, poetry, prose, and films that were all created in reaction to WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards from the Past

Christmas celebrations have been around for hundreds of years. They can be found all around the world, and differ from place to place. They range from fireworks, to parades, to concerts, to more personal celebrations such as family get-togethers. But … Continue reading

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