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New acquisition, Jack C. Rea library of Science Fiction

The staff recently began moving in the Jack C. Rea Library of Science Fiction, approximately 81 linear feet of hard cover first editions and first bound editions of the works of Science Fiction authors from the 1930s to the 1990s.  … Continue reading

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Proper Etiquette at TU Special Collections

Browsing the shelves on the fifth floor of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections, I found a little 4 ½ inch blue covered book titled True politeness: A hand-book of etiquette for ladies. The author attribution is “by an American … Continue reading

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New Acquisition (just in time for tornado season).

This week the department of Special Collections and University Archives has acquired a set of 24 cabinet card mounted photographs mostly taken in Indian and Oklahoma Territories and generally of Native American related subjects. The collection was assembled by Esther … Continue reading

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Special Collections in the news

This morning the Department of Special Collections and University Archives appeared in the Tulsa World in an article about the E. Nelson Bridwell Collections (1989.001). The article may be found at here.

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A new WWI Digital Collections upload.

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our World War I holdings available online, we are trying to find ways to include documents as well as photographs online. Because of the software we use, it is difficult to have … Continue reading

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Some new WWI Digital Collections uploads.

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our World War I holdings available online, several batches of photographs have been added to our WWI photographs digital collections site in February. Specifically these are: WWI photographs, 1918-1935. Coll No. 2001.073. … Continue reading

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Edwardian Flirtations for Valentine’s Day

A charming glimpse into frivolous Edwardian  literature and society is the small chapbook (a cheap publication intended to be thrown away) titled New Book of Flirtations: No. 18. Containing the Language of Postage Stamps All the Secret Signs, Insinuations, Invitations … Continue reading

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Two Bills but Only One Wild West: The Joseph T. McCaddon collection of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Gordon William “Pawnee Bill” Lillie papers

Part 2: Pawnee Bill In 1895, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show traveled to 131 stands in 190 days, covering a route of 9,000 miles, requiring the use of 52 railway cars! And, although Buffalo Bill’s barnstorming tours were highly profitable, … Continue reading

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Two Bills but Only One Wild West: The Joseph T. McCaddon collection of William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody and Gordon William “Pawnee Bill” Lillie papers

Sneak a peek under the proverbial circus tent of the Joseph T. McCaddon collection and you’ll catch a glimpse of the excitement and drama played out in the Wild West arenas of the Buffalo Bill Cody and Pawnee Bill shows. … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway Ephemera

Who hasn’t seen For Whom the Bell Tolls or read The Old Man and the Sea at some point in their life? Ernest Hemingway is one of the more well known authors of the “Lost Generation.” Born in 1899, Hemingway first worked as a … Continue reading

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