Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holiday Closure

The Department of Special Collections will be closed Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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McFarlin Fellows Welcome Professor Brian Hosmer

Dr. Brian Hosmer serves as the H.G. Barnard Associate Professor of Western American History at the University of Tulsa. Prior to joining TU, he served as Director of the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Studies Consortium. He … Continue reading

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Current Exhibit

Professor Kirsten Olds’s class on the History of Photos and Video has done a presentation in our exhibit cases that will be up throughout the rest of the fall 2011 semester, utilizing images from our collections. The displays are: Display … Continue reading

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The Great War / World War I collections

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American Civil War and Frontier Wars

A courageous solider, his bravery during the Battle of Antietam earned him a promotion; later in the war, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for attacking Confederate positions in Alabama. After the Civil War, he was involved in border … Continue reading

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Vietnam and Current Conflicts materials

The modern era of the military, beginning with the Vietnamese Conflict and stretching through the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts, is so far sparsely represented, but we are acquiring as we can. The Vietnam era was a fertile time for literature, … Continue reading

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Early and Middle 20th Century war materials

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War and Literature

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Veterans Week

Next Friday is Veterans Day, and in honor of that we will posting an entry a day on our little known, but broad military collections. We have diaries, letters, poetry, photographs and albums, artifacts, artwork, unit histories, sheet music, maps, … Continue reading

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V.S. Naipaul Archive

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