Monthly Archives: October 2010

John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park dedication

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation opened the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park yesterday, October 27, 2010 in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The park is a result of the 2001 Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 … Continue reading

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The Honourable Cordwainer’s Company Library

The most recent addition to the materials held in the Department of Special Collections in The University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library, is the deposit of the guild library of The Honourable Cordwainer’s Company. The H.C.C. was founded in 1984 by … Continue reading

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D.H. Lawrence’s Bay: A Book of Poems

Today I had the pleasure of reclassifying Bay: A Book of Poems by D.H. Lawrence. The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at McFarlin Library is privileged to own two copies of this wonderful little book. The first is … Continue reading

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The ‘Pataphysical and Surrealist Collection

In 1974 The University of Tulsa acquired the ‘Pataphysical and Surrealist collection of Simon Watson Taylor. An editor, anthologist, translator, and authority on the avant-garde in modern French literature, Taylor was a distinguished member of the College de ‘Pataphysique founded … Continue reading

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Interesting but meaningless acquisitions statistics

Rush Molland Greensladebookplate In 2006, we were asked by a faculty member to see if we couldn’t start posting information on recent acquisitions in the department.   This is actually a completely reasonable request, so I set up a page on … Continue reading

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Vamp and Tramp Booksellers on Campus Today!

Vamp and Tramp Booksellers will be in McFarlin’s Special Collections Satin Room on the fifth floor between 1pm-4pm today only! They will be showcasing a variety of artists’ books that are available for library purchase. If you are at all … Continue reading

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Muskokee Gospels, Acts and Epistles

This recent acquisition is a bound together set of translations by A.E.W. (Ann Eliza Worcester) Robertson of the following books of the Bible: Cesvs Klist em Opunvkv-herv Maro coyvte = the Gospel according to Matthew; Opunvkv-herv Mak coyvte = the … Continue reading

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Women Writers of World War I

In keeping with the topic of Marc’s last post, I’ve decided to include some information on the role of women writers in the Great War. In 1990, Celia Patterson, who graduated with her doctorate in English from TU, published an … Continue reading

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The Great War / World War I collections

One of the principle areas of concentration for our collecting is the First World War. The war years marked a rude introduction into the twentieth century and caused a tremendous outpouring of literature, social comment, and practical pamphlets on subjects … Continue reading

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Ghosts, Books, and Libraries

I was attempting to reorganize the bookshelf by my desk the other day, and I came across a TU library publication, Ghosts, Books, and Libraries, from 1982. Dr. Rennard Strickland, who was then the John W. Shleppey Research Professor of … Continue reading

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