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Oklahoma Statehood: The History and Anniversary

While scanning some documents, I noticed articles about the anniversary of Oklahoma statehood and realized that the 113th anniversary was this past Monday! This anniversary will be easy to remember since it’s only a few days before my birthday, so … Continue reading

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“Roots” by Alex Haley

I hope that everybody is staying warm and dry this week! Today, instead of writing about multiple objects, I’m just going to write about one very special one that was recently brought to my attention. This is a first edition … Continue reading

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The Stephen Crane Collection

One of my favorite things to do is catalog our unprocessed collections, creating a finding aid by describing each item in each folder in each box of a particular collection…it’s often tedious, but nerd that I am, I often love … Continue reading

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Tulsa and the Art Deco Scene

The oil boom of the 1920s put Tulsa on the map at roughly the same time that a brand new design style began to appear. This description from the Encyclopedia Britannica sums it up quite nicely, I think. Art Deco … Continue reading

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Pawnee Bill and Collections Acquisitions

I am so excited to be back at work in the Special Collections department! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. My husband and I bought a house, so Tulsa is officially home for me! We also celebrated our … Continue reading

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Call for Donations for University of Tulsa “Living through Covid-19” collection

This is a historic opportunity to add your personal perspective to the narrative of how future generations will learn and research about this pandemic. The purpose of this collection will be to document how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everyone on … Continue reading

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Tulsa Through the Years

I have lived in Tulsa for just over five months now, with four of those months being focused on Special Collections, McFarlin, and TU in general. This has not left very much time to explore the city, but what I … Continue reading

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Back to School Time

September brings the end of the summer, which means the first taste of cooler weather and back to school time for kids and adults alike. Schools everywhere have evolved from small, rudimentary places which only a few were able to … Continue reading

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Oklahoma State Highway Commission papers, 1960-1974

By Caitlin Berry, Intern This semester as part of my internship with Special Collections, I chose to work on the Oklahoma State Highway Commission papers, 1960-1974. I chose to work on this collection because it provided me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Harlan I. Smith Anthropology and Archaeology collection

Anthropology is a branch of the social sciences that is dedicated to the study of human societies and cultures and their development. The field of anthropology is split into specific sub-categories that address different areas of the field of study. … Continue reading

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