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The Great War, 1916: Bleed Them White

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents The Great War, 1916: Bleed Them White, an exhibit focusing on the third year of World War I. To honor the thousands of men who were injured or lost their lives during … 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 March through May. Specifically these are: Algot F. Carlson World … Continue reading

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Tulsa Race Riot anniversary

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot and the looting and destruction of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa.  The official estimates of the death toll was 36 people; 10 White:26 Black.  Over the next year the Red … Continue reading

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Alice Welford Archive

In 2010, the Department of Special Collections acquired a nursing journal and photograph album that belonged to Sister Alice Welford, Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, during the First World War. The Alice Welford Archive. Coll No. 2010.064 has … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

The Department of Special Collections has received this recently published booklet.  Lucy London, Women Casualties of the Great War in Military Cemeteries. Volume 1: Belgium and France. (D628.W66 2016). This is the first of an expected series that will record … Continue reading

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Historical photograph of the Space Shuttle Enterprise

As Department of Special Collections and University Archives is currently organizing the Arkansas Basin Development Association collection [Coll. No. 1991.007], Jennifer Carlson, a MSM Graduate Student intern chanced upon an image, originally on a 35mm slide, of the Space Shuttle Enterprise being barged along … Continue reading

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J. F. Standiford, photographer

Jacob Frank Standiford (1852-?) was a photographer in Indian Territory.  He was originally from what would become West Virginia, and part of his life was lived in Illinois and Kansas.  In 1878, he moved to Muskogee, I.T. and received a … 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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Early University History, Part 2. Henry Kendall College, Muskogee, I. T.

This, the second installment on the history of the university, examines the history from the establishment of the school to the move to Tulsa. The first entry can be found here. Henry Kendall College opened its doors on September 12, 1894, … Continue reading

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