Tag Archives: Books

TU Speaks the Flower Language

The Special Collections at the University of Tulsa contains many works about myriad of subjects. I have discovered many interesting volumes when browsing the shelves. The most recent finds are three small tomes regarding the meanings and symbolism associated with … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time at the University of Tulsa

Most Americans are familiar with the traditional western European tales–mainly from the works authored, compiled, and translated by the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, Charles Perrault, and Andrew Lang. Fairy tales are evident in almost every culture around the world. … 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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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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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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McFarlin Fellows Event

            Last Thursday, February 26th, the University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives and McFarlin Fellows hosted a reception and dinner honoring antiquarian book trader and founder of Tavistock Books, Vic Zoschak. The evening began with a … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Announces New Novel

Last Spring, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives was glad to find out that Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and classic of Modern American literature To Kill a Mockingbird was to be re-released in digital and audiobook formats. … Continue reading

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127th Anniversary of A Study in Scarlet

This month we celebrate the 127th anniversary of the publication of the novel A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This novel presents the first appearance of beloved literary characters Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, John … Continue reading

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This Week is Banned Books Week!!!

This week we are celebrating Banned Books Week. This event, organized by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and numerous writers and publishers, advocates for the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community … Continue reading

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