Tag Archives: Literature

l’Amazone

Natalie Clifford Barney is an American writer and queer icon of the 20th century, known for her literary salon in Paris which she hosted for over 60 years. Inspired by the works of Sappho, Barney is known for her themes … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde

St. Patrick’s Day may have passed, but here at Special Collections we are always finding a good reason to celebrate Irish roots. Today we are focusing on Irish poet, playwright, and writer Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. Oscar Wilde was … Continue reading

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Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe (née Ward) (1764-1823) was an English writer in the 18th century and known as a one of the founders of Gothic fiction. As a writer of the early Romantic period, Ann was a pioneer in the genre of … Continue reading

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Laura Riding Jackson

Laura Riding Jackson (1901-1991) was a widely noted poet, essayist, novelist, critic, and writer of short fiction in the 20th century. Born Laura Reichenthal in New York city to Jewish immigrant parents, Laura went on to study at Cornell University where … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving, it is sometimes easy to forget the narrative of our Indigenous Peoples. However, the voices that prevail continue to give prayers of thanksgiving. One of these voices is Soan Mahngotaysee (sooahn= swan) (mon-go-tahi-see), Chief Strongheart of … Continue reading

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Jane Austen

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey  Beloved Jane Austen is most notably known for her six major novels. Most dear to both my heart … Continue reading

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The Tulsa Women’s Club Collection

Continuing with our theme of covering Women’s History Month, this post is about a little archive of the Tulsa Women’s Club. I found that it hadn’t been digitized at all yet, so I scanned as many items as I could during … 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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Bibliographic Curios–Picture Edition

Book are the magical portals where we create our own adventures without ever leaving the reading nook. Books often contain beautiful works of art, but have you ever stopped to think about the book itself as a work of art? Not just … Continue reading

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Bibliographic Curios–Mini Edition

It is a safe assumption that people who work in a library love books of many different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures, even smells! The books of the Special Collections Department are a treat of old, rare, and unique books … Continue reading

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