Category Archives: Collections

Bobo the Clown and Circus Fascination

  Most people have heard of Bozo the Clown, but what about Bobo the Clown? Chester “Bobo” Barnett was a clown throughout much of the 1900s, with his career starting in about 1920 and ending in about 1970. One of … Continue reading

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Alexandre Hogue, 1898-1994

We had very special guests this weekend at the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. A group from ZCZ Films, a UK film company, was commissioned by the BBC to produce a three part series on American Art. The … Continue reading

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Joseph Moller Photograph album of Kelly Field (San Antonio, TX) 1918-1919

McFarlin Special Collections and Archives has many World War I collections that include clothing, diaries, letters, and photographs. One of these collections, the Joseph Moller Photograph album of Kelly Field 1918-1919 (2011.0.36), consists of 93 photographs with handwritten captions on … Continue reading

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Canadian Official War Record – Lantern Slides

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives is well-known for its World War collections. We currently have an exhibit on World War I, so I began to browse our storage room to familiarize myself with the … Continue reading

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Aaron Burr Writ for Arrest

Thanks to history classes in middle school and the Broadway show Hamilton, most people immediately associate the name Aaron Burr with the fatal duel between him and Alexander Hamilton. However, Aaron Burr was an important figure in earlier American history … Continue reading

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McFarlin Library blueprints are now available online

Recently Special Collections added the original floor plans for McFarlin Library to our ContentDM website. Those images are available for viewing at this link. These materials have obviously changed as the library has grown and changed use purposes for different … Continue reading

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Updated Digital Collections: Fall 2017

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives is well known for our effort to make collections easily accessible to the public. We are currently in the process of adding the Charles Alfred Bredin Collection (2001.020) to … Continue reading

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World War I: 1917 – The Yanks are Coming exhibit

  The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce our newest exhibit, World War I: 1917, The Yanks are Coming. This exhibit commemorates the centenary of 1917, the year the United States joined the … Continue reading

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Worlds of Wonder: Science Fiction in Special Collections

With the solar eclipse earlier this week, many people have spent the last few weeks (or months) researching celestial events and preparing to witness something that, although scientifically predicted, seems almost fictional. While observing the eclipse, I was struck by … Continue reading

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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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