Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tulsa Race Riot photographs

The Department of Special Collections has a collection of many photographs related to the Tulsa race riot, which occurred 31 May-1 June 1921. A small exhibit of these can be found online. Many of these remain under copyright, even though … Continue reading

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Contributing to the Ozarkscivilwar.org project

As we are now deeply into the sesquicentennial of the United States’ internal conflict most commonly referred to as the Civil War, I should mention that there is an interesting digitization project called Community and Conflict: The Impact of the … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

The department’s newest acquisition is three wood engraved illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis by Peter Forster (Coll. No. 2011.032). The signed and numbered prints were made from the woodblocks used in Forster’s 1991 Folio Society edition of De Profundis, … Continue reading

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Happy Bloomsday!

Happy Bloomsday from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. We are the proud owners of six(!) first editions of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

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Robert Frost

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Factory House library

In 1982 McFarlin Library added a most unusual collection of nineteenth century fiction formed at the time the books were being published. In the early 1820s the merchants and wine-traders who had come from Britain and settled in Porto (also … Continue reading

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Sir Rupert Hart-Davis Collection

Sir Rupert Hart-Davis was a gentleman-publisher, author, editor and bibliophile. It has been said that nobody of Hart-Davis’s generation was so much at the heart of the English literary scene as he was. His careers in publishing, editing and writing … Continue reading

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Cherokee Language Materials

Did you know you can search Google in Cherokee? To celebrate the new interface, we would like to highlight some of the department’s Cherokee language materials. We recently digitized a manuscript of medicine formulas written by Uwedasat, a.k.a. John Campbell … Continue reading

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The Fugitive Poets

Walter Clyde Curry, Donald Davidson, William Yandell Elliott, Sidney Hirsch, Andrew Lytle, Merrill Moore, John Crowe Ransom, Alan Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. In the spring of 1922, a literary movement began at Vanderbilt University centering on the little magazine … Continue reading

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