Tag Archives: history

The Tribes of North America

Today we are focusing on the illustrated history of some of the Tribes of North America. Let’s celebrate the thriving culture that has prevailed to the current day. Be sure to support Native-owned businesses, read books by Indigenous writers, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sophocles

Greek tragedian Sophocles (roughly 496 BCE-406 BCE) is one of classical Athens’s great playwrights whose work has survived the test of time. As the¬†younger contemporary of Aeschylus and the older contemporary of Euripides, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays. However, only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Provost, Joyce scholar, and archival enthusiast Thomas F. Staley has died

Dr. Thomas F. Staley, former Provost, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Chair of Modern Literature at The University of Tulsa, died March 29th, 2022. He was 86 years old. Born on August 13, 1935 in Pittsburgh, … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General, James Joyce, literature, McFarlin Library | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

University Memories

Happy Holidays from Special Collections! This time of year is wonderful to sit back and look upon the memories created throughout the year. And here at Special Collections, we are able to look back quite a few years! Our student … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving, it is sometimes easy to forget the narrative of our Indigenous Peoples. However, the voices that prevail continue to give prayers of thanksgiving. One of these voices is Soan Mahngotaysee (sooahn= swan) (mon-go-tahi-see),¬†Chief Strongheart of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lewis and Clark Expedition

If you ever travel to St. Charles, Missouri, you are bound to discover a wealth of knowledge about the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, for it was the starting point of their journey. Their travels lasted from 1804 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WWI Memorabilia

World War I is one of the larger collections we house at Special Collections. This ranges from numerous items such as correspondence, trench maps, physical items such as a nurse’s cap, diaries, postcards and more. The diaries show everyday life … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medieval-era Manuscripts and Incunabula

McFarlin Library Special Collections is home to an extraordinary diverse and old narrative. Some dating back as far as 1207 CE, such as our original leaf from the Koran. The writer spent 22 years of his life working on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advertising in the Collections

Months ago, while scanning material from a collection, this old advertisement for Kenmore Washers and Dryers caught my eye and when I noticed another ad later, I had the idea to collect various advertisements for a blog post. These advertisements … Continue reading

Posted in Collections, General, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Art of Alexandre Hogue

It has been three and a half years, almost to the day, since the last blog post about Alexandre Hogue, but I didn’t know that when I was looking at some of the pictures we have of his artwork. I … Continue reading

Posted in artwork, Collections, Digital Collections, History, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment