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Special Collections’ Woody Guthrie Manuscript on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Center in the exhibit of the original typed manuscript of Woody Guthrie’s only novel House of Earth. The manuscript, on … 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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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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Recent Photographic Acquisition

The history of race relations in Tulsa is extensive. Events ranging from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, which resulted in the obliteration of one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States at the time, to the recent … Continue reading

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Slave Narratives at Special Collections

12 Years A Slave is a movie set to hit theaters this month. The movie is based on the true life story of Solomon Northup. Northup was a free black man living in the north until one day he was … Continue reading

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Graham Greene’s Birthday

Today we commemorate the birthday of English writer, playwright and literary critic Graham Greene. Greene’s works delved into the ambivalent moral and political issues of contemporary culture, and his works were permeated by Catholic religious themes, as seen in his … Continue reading

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Today is T.S. Eliot’s birthday. Eliot, one of the most influential Modernist poets, attracted widespread interest for his poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), which is seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement, and that deals … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Birthday

Today we are commemorating the birthday of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald’s works are the quintessential writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. Along with Hemingway, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers … Continue reading

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An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be a part of Corning, New York’s Rockwell Museum of Western Arts upcoming special exhibition titled An American Visionary: Alexandre Hogue, opening on Friday, September 27th, … 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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