Category Archives: History

Happy Holidays and more!

When we think postcards, we think Holiday season. With the festive season around the corner, it may be interesting to shift our attention to postcards in this entry of our weekly blog. As technology dominates our lives in this digital … Continue reading

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Bitter Tears: a Photographic Perspective on the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, November 15 from 2-5pm, Special Collections will be exhibiting a series of 15 photographs of the Wounded Knee Occupation donated to the department by Kent Frizzell. The exhibit is available to view at the Woody Guthrie Center and … Continue reading

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New in Digital Collections: October 2015 Update

Special Collections at the University of Tulsa has added some new sets of items to the Digital Collections items page. Historical Manuscripts has been updated with¬†handwritten manuscripts by Auguste-Denis Fougeroux de Bondaroy, a botanist and engineer. The manuscripts are in … Continue reading

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South Vietnamese Propaganda

The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war was fought between North Vietnam- supported by the Soviet … Continue reading

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Birthdays for October 2: Wallace Stevens and Graham Greene

Today, October 2nd, marks the birthday of two authors who are part of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was an American Modernist poet born in Reading, Pennsylvania who attended law school and then worked for an … Continue reading

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Art of 3D images mastered

It is common to think that three-dimensional images were an invention of the very recent past. However, the art of producing 3D images seem had been mastered decades back. The first patented stereoscope was invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone in … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

Confederate Veterans Encampment Photographs, 2015.056 Between 24 and 27 September 1918 the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, and other affiliated organizations. This reunion was an important milestone for the city, with the city … Continue reading

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The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment Exhibit Extended

By popular demand, Special Collections and University Archives has extended the latest exhibit ‘The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment’ until August 31, 2015. This exhibit can be viewed Monday through Fridays from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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Centenary of the Somme

The battlefield near Courcelette The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest offensives of the First World War beginning a hundred years ago today. Between 1 July and 18 November 1916 more than a million men were killed … Continue reading

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Digital collections: 1924 Booker T. Washington High School Yearbook

We’ve recently digitized and uploaded a fascinating piece of Tulsa history. Our copy of The Orbit, Booker T. Washington High School’s yearbook from 1924, is now available to look through on our ContentDM site at this link. Teachers, students, school … Continue reading

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