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The Rush Greenslade Library

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Some minor departmental changes this summer

Over the summer, there have been a number of changes to the department: technological changes, changes to how we handle our materials and our clientele, and changes to security procedures. I want to stress that none of these changes are … Continue reading

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Closure for July 4th

The Department of Special Collections, as well as the rest of the McFarlin Library, will be closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will see you Tuesday morning.

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Robert Frost

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Factory House library

In 1982 McFarlin Library added a most unusual collection of nineteenth century fiction formed at the time the books were being published. In the early 1820s the merchants and wine-traders who had come from Britain and settled in Porto (also … Continue reading

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Proletarian Collections

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives is home to two separate collections of radical socialist and communist related materials. These are the Harold Leventhal proletarian archive (coll. no. 2006.003) and the Peter Howard proletarian library. There are other … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

In 2007, the Oklahoma Library Association held a celebration of a century of Librarianship since statehood, and created an award called the Library Legend Awards, giving out 100 retroactively (since then, one a year has been presented). McFarlin Library, The … Continue reading

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Indian Museum collection

The title of this entry may seem a little odd to people who are familiar with the collections, that we don’t actually have an Indian Museum collection. And of course, they’d be correct. In 1929, however, things were different. The … Continue reading

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First official collection to special collections Remote Storage

Several years ago, we acquired a new remote storage facility for the library. It took a while to get it revved up, but for the last year or so the rest of the library has been sending over their materials … Continue reading

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Timeline of TU Special Collections

1928: First major collection purchased. 1930: Alice Mary Robertson, mission schoolteacher, Muskogee postmistress and the second woman elected to Congress, gives personal and family papers. 1940s: Tulsa Bibliographies, a group of book collectors, developed personal collections that established TU’s holdings … Continue reading

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