Tag Archives: Books

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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First Friday Exhibit and Bloomsday Celebration

Each year on June 16, people around the world celebrate one of the greatest works of modern literature: James Joyce’s Ulysses. Set on a single day in 1904 Dublin, the book follows in careful detail the rather uneventful life of … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Spenser’s Minor Poems

Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of a beautiful collection of poems: The Minor Poems of Edmund Spenser. Published by Ashendene Press in 1925, the book contains The Shepheardes Calender, Compaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clovts Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, and other … Continue reading

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Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird

American novelist Harper Lee has announced that she has entered an agreement with HarperCollins to release her Pulitzer-prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird in e-book and digital audiobook formats. In a rare public statement released through her publisher on … Continue reading

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Dean Alexander Featured in Studio Tulsa Interview

In a previous post, we mentioned that Special Collections had recently acquired a rare and beautiful copy of Eric Gill’s The Four Gospels. On March 4, Studio Tulsa’s Rich Fisher interviewed Adrian Alexander, Robert M. and Ida McFarlin Dean of … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes Copyright Decision

An Illinois district court judge recently ruled that the material contained in most of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings about the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, would indeed enter the public domain this year. According to a December 27th New York … Continue reading

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New Dime Novels at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the acquisition of two new dime novels to our holdings. Dime novels are a staple of American popular culture, and the precursors of today’s mass … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 94

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is sad to announce that adored British author Doris Lessing passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Lessing, who produced fifty-five … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel G. Kennedy Scrapbook

In 1891, Dr. Samuel Kennedy and his brother, Dr. James Kennedy, came to the Oklahoma Territory, which had recently opened for settlement, and set up a medical practice in the fledgling Village of Tulsa. The young doctors became the pioneer … Continue reading

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