Tag Archives: Great War

Europe, 1914: The Beginning

To commemorate the centenary of the Great War, McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives will be hosting a number of exhibits from 2014-2018 focusing on different aspects of the war. The first exhibit in this series “Europe, … Continue reading

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated 100 Years Ago Saturday

This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the day Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie, the Duchess of Hohenberg, were fatally shot in the streets of Sarajevo, the capital of Serbia, by Gavrilo … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: “The “Knights of Liberty” mob and the I.W.W. Prisoners at Tulsa, Okla.

In 1917, the United Stated entered the Great War, and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia had a number of ripple effects throughout American society, ultimately culminating in the Red Scare of 1919-1921.  In Oklahoma, this highly patriotic anti-radicalism took several … Continue reading

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“The Greatest Mother in the World”

As part of the ongoing exhibit of posters in Special Collections for Veterans Day, the students who created the exhibits also created entries for this blog. We will be posting these over the rest of the month of November. 1992.004.5.65-66 … Continue reading

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“Sure! We’ll Finish the Job. Victory Liberty Loan.”

As part of the ongoing exhibit of posters in Special Collections for Veterans Day, the students who created the exhibits also created entries for this blog. We will be posting these over the rest of the month of November. 1992.004.5.76 … Continue reading

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“Women! Help America’s Sons Win the War. Buy U.S. Government Bonds of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917”

As part of the ongoing exhibit of posters in Special Collections for Veterans Day, the students who created the exhibits also created entries for this blog. We will be posting these over the rest of the month of November. “Women! … Continue reading

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When posters went to war

The students in Dr. Kirsten Olds’ course Art History 4803 “Cultural Responses to War in the 20th Century” this semester have been working with Marc Carlson and the staff at Special Collections to mount an exhibition in the reading room … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Finale)

On the night of September 2nd, 1916, the  Germans mounted the largest airship attack yet on Britain with thirteen airships crossing the North Sea heading for the Midlands and London.  One of the ships was spotted by the searchlights and … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Part one)

With the summer of 1914 came the start of the First World War. At the time, the aeroplane was seen simply as a tool for reconnaissance and observation— some military generals were dubious of their use for even that purpose—so, … Continue reading

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The Great War / World War I collections

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