Monthly Archives: October 2015

South Vietnamese Propaganda

The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era proxy war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war was fought between North Vietnam- supported by the Soviet … Continue reading

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Birthday for October 27: Sylvia Plath

Today, October 27, marks the birthday of Sylvia Plath, the author and poet. Born in Boston in 1932, Plath is known for writing confessional poetry and her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, which¬†chronicles her experiences working as a guest editor … Continue reading

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Special Collections closing at 2pm on Friday, October 23

Special Collections will be closed this Friday, October 23 at 2pm in preparation for the University of Tulsa Homecoming celebration and football game beginning later in the afternoon. We will reopen on Monday, October 26 at 8am. Go Golden Hurricane!

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Fellows Dinner and the Riveting Maureen Corrigan

This past Thursday, October 15th, the University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives and McFarlin Fellows hosted a reception and dinner with a special appearance by book critic Maureen Corrigan. The evening began with a cocktail reception … Continue reading

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Tiny Books at TU

One of the lesser known gems of the University of Tulsa Special Collections is the small collection of miniature books. There are close to 230 volumes in the collection. These diminutive editions include religious, fictional, non-fictional, and poetic works. Some … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera

In this edition of the weekly blog, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents one of its many interesting collections of F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera. The department acquired the ephemera as part of Robert L. Samsell collection purchased … Continue reading

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Henry B. Bass “Dear Everybody” Newsletters: An Oklahoman Point of View

Henry B. Bass was an Enid, Oklahoma contractor and an avid collector of poetry about Abraham Lincoln. Bass was elected¬†into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1967. He was a nationally recognized authority on the Civil War. He also wrote … Continue reading

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I, Libertine–Fake book and literary hoax

During a recent staff meeting at McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives, the topic of fake books and literary hoaxes came up. The one fake book that grabbed everyone’s attention was “I, Libertine” by Frederick R. Ewing. This book … Continue reading

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Birthdays for October 2: Wallace Stevens and Graham Greene

Today, October 2nd, marks the birthday of two authors who are part of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was an American Modernist poet born in Reading, Pennsylvania who attended law school and then worked for an … Continue reading

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