Category Archives: News

Walt Whitman

In 1952, Tulsa businessman Rush Greenslade and group called the Tulsa Bibliophiles deposited with McFarlin Library a large collection of Walt Whitman books, and ephemera, creating the first ‘rare book room’ in the library.  This was in the north wing … Continue reading

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Sir V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) Naipaul

Post by Tracy Ashby Nobel laureate Sir V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad) Naipaul died in his London home on Saturday August 11, 2018 at age 85. He was known for his fiction and non-fiction novels, travel writings and essays, and autobiographic … Continue reading

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Administrative Note

This blog will be changing servers at some point in the next month.  We will try to keep a redirect in place, but that will not be under our control.

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July 4th closing

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be closed July 4th in observation of Independence Day in the United States.

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Bloomsday Irish Street Breakfast

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, Booksmart Tulsa, The Taven restaurant, the James Joyce Quarterly and Guthrie Green will host a Bloomsday Irish Brunch in the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. The event will take place in the cultural corridor (alley) behind … Continue reading

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Closing

Due to Unavoidable Circumstances Special Collections will be Closed Monday, June 4, 2018

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Semester’s End

With the end of the current Semester, we bid a farewell to our three Graduate Assistants for the 2017-2018 Academic year: Jennifer Murphy, Amanda Vestal, and Emily Caselman.  Jennifer and Amanda are graduating, and Emily is moving to a new … Continue reading

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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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