Category Archives: Collections

This Week is Banned Books Week!!!

This week we are celebrating Banned Books Week. This event, organized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and numerous writers and publishers, advocates for the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community … Continue reading

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New Aquisition: World War I Posters

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections recently acquired over one hundred and thirty World War posters to add to our existing collection of propaganda and ephemera from this era. As part of the acquisition and cataloguing process, each … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: James Joyce’s “The Dead” illustrated by Robert Berry

The University of Tulsa and the McFarlin Library’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of a new edition of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead.” “The Dead” is the final short story in … Continue reading

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Europe, 1914: The Beginning

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War, McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be hosting a number of exhibits from 2014-2018 focusing on different aspects of the war. The first exhibit in this series “Europe, … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Woody Guthrie Manuscript on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Center in the exhibit of the original typed manuscript of Woody Guthrie’s only novel House of Earth. The manuscript, on … Continue reading

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Rare Vintage Cameras at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is much more than just a place where rare books and manuscripts are stored. In our mission to be the most effective and efficient research tool we can be … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Copyright Decision

An Illinois district court judge recently ruled that the material contained in most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings about the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, would indeed enter the public domain this year. According to a December 27th New York … 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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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 94

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is sad to announce that adored British author Doris Lessing passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Lessing, who produced fifty-five … 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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