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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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Negro Directory, approximately 1910

Last week, TU’s Department of Special Collections acquired a list of people’s names, written in pencil in Staple and Fine Groceries account book labeled, also in pencil “Negro directory”.  Many have notations about the person, and often have street addresses. … Continue reading

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A Cry from the Middle Passage

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired a copy of A Cry from the Middle Passage; or the Act of 1846, and its Effects on the Slave Trade. London: Seeleys, 1850. To try to explain the importance … Continue reading

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Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is the only person to win both a Booker Prize and an Oscar. During her lifetime she wrote a dozen novels, 23 screenplays, and numerous collections of short stories. In 2002, she was granted a joint fellowship … Continue reading

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Bert Hebbes WWI Letters archive, Coll No. 2007.017

Post by intern Tracy Ashby In 2007, the Department of Special Collections acquired a collection of letters that belonged to Bert Hebbes, a British Rifleman during the First World War. The Bert Hebbes WWI Letters archive, Coll No. 2007.017 is … Continue reading

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Alice Welford WWI photograph album and military nursing lecture journal, 1911-1918

As has been discussed before, the Alice Welford archive is available for research.  It has been recently reprocessed to take advantage of the new ArchivesSpace Archival Catalog we are now using.  Please take a look at it, if you are … Continue reading

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