Category Archives: History

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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The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment, an exhibit focusing on the second year of World War I. Featuring photographs, artefacts, and books from a variety of World War I collections held by … Continue reading

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Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln’s Assassination

This past Tuesday, April 14th, we commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by American actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, 1865 while attending a performance of the play Our … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

With the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the staff of the University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to highlight some of its holdings pertaining Irish poets and writers, as well as its close relationship … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln-related Materials

This Thursday, February 12th we commemorate the birth of our 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln. As one of America’s most respected presidents, Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Announces New Novel

Last Spring, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives was glad to find out that Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and classic of Modern American literature To Kill a Mockingbird was to be re-released in digital and audiobook formats. … Continue reading

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History of Special Collections and University Archives

The University of Tulsa, and Henry Kendall College before it, collected many of the materials that eventually would become the foundation of the department, decades before Special Collections and University Archives was created to manage them. The earliest extant collection … Continue reading

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127th Anniversary of A Study in Scarlet

This month we celebrate the 127th anniversary of the publication of the novel A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This novel presents the first appearance of beloved literary characters Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, John … Continue reading

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