Tag Archives: history

Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledgers

McFarlin Special Collections and University Archives is home to many objects related to Tulsa and Oklahoma history.  Many of these are part of the Oklahoma Collection (Coll. 2006.012) and provide insight into the vibrant history of the state.  Part of … Continue reading

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Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg Collection

Special Collections and University Archives is well-known for its World War I materials. The Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg (1991-008) collection consists of personal ephemera and photographs of Private 1st Class Hugo August “Hap” Gruenberg of Ambulance Company 167, 117th Sanitary Train, … Continue reading

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A Civil War Romance: General George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Clift Bacon

General George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Clift Bacon had a devoted and passionate love affair that lasted their entire lives. Custer was a young cavalry officer in the Union Army at the start of the Civil War. He formally met … Continue reading

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The History of Tulsa High School Newspaper

  The University of Tulsa Special Collections and University Archives houses more than just books. When looking through our oversize collection this week, I came across a folder titled Tom-Tom and, of course, I was curious as to what was … Continue reading

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New and Improved! World War I pamphlets collection

In our ongoing efforts to make searching our collections more user-friendly, the World War I pamphlet collection has been updated with more searchable words to make it easier to do research. Looking for something that was published by the Commission … Continue reading

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World War I Victory Gardens

Many Americans are familiar with the idea of the Second World War encouraging home ‘Victory Gardens’. These have been referenced in many films, documentaries, novels, and WWII memorabilia.  This week I learned there was quite a bit of encouragement and … Continue reading

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The Nuremburg Chronicle at TU

One of the prize volumes in the University of Tulsa Special Collections and University Archives is a copy of the Latin edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, or Liber Chronicarum, printed on July 12, 1493. This large tome is one of … Continue reading

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Testing the blog platform.

As I have to test this, I might as well give us something to look at.

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Collections Find- Civil War Era Children’s Primers

      After being away from the Collections all summer it was nice to be able to peruse the Special Collections stacks again. I can always discover something new when looking through the bookshelves and archive boxes. This week … Continue reading

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World War Posters

As we enter the new academic year, and the third year of remembering the First World War, we should also remember how that war was sold to the people.  The University of Tulsa has in its collections over 250 propaganda … Continue reading

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