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The Clansman: Controversy and Context

Originally published in 1905, Thomas Dixon, Jr.’s novel is actually the second book in a trilogy about the post-Civil War era. The general plot follows the character of Augustus Stoneman as he attempts to reconstruct the South. Stoneman believes he can keep … Continue reading

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Cookery Collections

Nearly every house has a cookbook, assorted favorite recipes and household manuals, even if they don’t realize it. Cookbooks, next to religious texts, are probably the most widely owned and recognized form of literature, at least in the Western world. … 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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Henry B. Bass “Dear Everybody” Newsletters: An Oklahoman Point of View

Henry B. Bass was an Enid, Oklahoma contractor and an avid collector of poetry about Abraham Lincoln. Bass was elected into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1967. He was a nationally recognized authority on the Civil War. He also wrote … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

One of our most recent acquisitions is the Barbara Santee archive of Oklahoma woman’s reproductive rights and ancillary materials. Briefly stated, this is a record of over forty years of the politics of women’s reproductive rights in Oklahoma. As yet … Continue reading

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The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives presents The Great War, 1915: Entrenchment, an exhibit focusing on the second year of World War I. Featuring photographs, artefacts, and books from a variety of World War I collections held by … Continue reading

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Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln’s Assassination

This past Tuesday, April 14th, we commemorated the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. President Lincoln was shot by American actor and Confederate spy John Wilkes Booth on Good Friday, 1865 while attending a performance of the play Our … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln-related Materials

This Thursday, February 12th we commemorate the birth of our 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln. As one of America’s most respected presidents, Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political … Continue reading

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Harper Lee Announces New Novel

Last Spring, the Department of Special Collections and University Archives was glad to find out that Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and classic of Modern American literature To Kill a Mockingbird was to be re-released in digital and audiobook formats. … Continue reading

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