New Acquisitions

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve made a few more acquisitions that may be of interest. Unfortunately, we have neglected to mention them here.

Battery D, 3th Artillery, C.A.C.

A photograph of Battery D 37th Artillery, C.A.C. (2011.001), photographer Irving I. Underhill. A photograph of D Battery, 37th Company, Coastal Artillery Corps. It is unclear where this was taken. Underhill was a photographer from New York City. One section of the upper right corner is missing. Dated 1918 December 3. Purchased through donations to the McFarlin Fellows.

The Reader

The statue of “The Reader”by Rodger Jacobsen (2011.002), was given to the library by our University president Steadman Upham through a gift from the Chapman Trust.

Air service mechanics school World War I era photographs (2011.003). 273 photographs recording the men and their activities at the Air Service Mechanics School, Kelly Field, San Antonio, Texas, 1917-1919 in 2 photo ablums plus loose photos and press cutting regarding Williamette National Cemetery. Most photo pages were annotated in white pencil by the owner. Purchased through donations to the McFarlin Fellows.

Items from the Margaret Cone gift of the Dr. Jackson library (2011.007). Many of these items are being placed in the general collection, while a few are being added to Special Collections.

Francine Ringold gift of Miscellany “by the literary students of the University of Tulsa”. Vol. 1, no. 3 (May 1931), and vol. 1, no. 4 (May 1932).

Patricia Allen-Burns collection of Eliot Bliss (2011.009). A small group of material from the collection of Patricia Allen-Burns, the dedicatee of Luminous Isle, and her companion for the best part of fifty years. Purchased through donations to the McFarlin Fellows.

Kathleen Millard Gehringer miscellaneous materials (2011.012). These materials, including books, letters, and University ephemera belonged to Mrs. Gehringer’s mother, Mary Kingsolver Millard. Most of the University ephemera is being placed into the Heritage Collection.

Maxine Richard “Path to Tyrrell” (2011.015). Recently the Housing department located an old print of this picture in their offices and sent it over to Special Collections.
This is one of 100 etchings created and printed by Maxine Richards of the Mimosa Press in Tulsa. It is a combination of soft ground printing and aquatint.

Esther Whitby Andre Deutsch manuscripts (2011.016) include 5 manuscripts, with a proof of Carol Bruggen’s Stumbling on Melons, 1986; Robert Edric’s A New Ice Age, 1986 and Winter Garden, 1985; Jon Elkon’s Laszlo’s Millions, 1991, Robert McLiam Wilson’s Ripley Bogle, 1989; and 30 Andre Deutsch catalogs, dating from 1964-1992. As may be inferred from the title, the donor was Esther Whitby, an editor at Andre Deutsch.

Continuing our collection of some early works by Marianne Moore, Pulitzer Prize winning American Modernist poet, we have acquired two more issues of Tipyn O’Bob – v. 4, no.4 (February 1907), and v.6, no.7 (May 1909) . Purchased through donations to the McFarlin Fellows.

The Flying Boys in the Sky

The Flying Boys in the Sky by Edward S. Ellis is the latest in our historical popular cultural materials, which also include science fiction, western genre materials, dime novels, comic books, and many many more things.

About Marc Carlson

The Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa since November 2005.He holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from Oklahoma State University. He has worked in McFarlin Library since 1986.
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