Category Archives: News

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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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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Announcement: Welcoming Jenn Donner to Special Collections

The staff at Special Collections is very excited to announce the addition of a new special collections librarian, Jenn Donner. Jenn received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lake Superior State in Michigan. After her Bachelors she worked to receive … 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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Announcement: Anna Kavan at the Zarrow Art Center

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the opening of an exhibit featuring the works of Anna Kavan. The exhibit will be shown in the Sherman Smith Family Gallery at the Zarrow … Continue reading

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Graham Greene’s Birthday

Today we commemorate the birthday of English writer, playwright and literary critic Graham Greene. Greene’s works delved into the ambivalent moral and political issues of contemporary culture, and his works were permeated by Catholic religious themes, as seen in his … Continue reading

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An Announcement from Special Collections

The staff of the University of Tulsa’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to inform our patrons that, due to staffing issues, we will close at noon on June 21st. We apologize for any inconvenience this may … Continue reading

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Visit from Students from the Zarrow Center for Art and Education Summer Camp

On Thursday, June 13th, 2013, the University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives welcomed two groups of very energetic young men and women in our facilities. These 8 and 11 year-olds are part of the Zarrow Center … Continue reading

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Special Collections Librarian Heads to Scotland

Next week, Special Collections Librarian Alison Greenlee heads to Scotland for six weeks to join a team of interns working on the Universal Short Title Catalogue (USTC) project. This project, based at the University of St Andrews, is an online … Continue reading

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