Tag Archives: photographs

Rare Vintage Cameras at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is much more than just a place where rare books and manuscripts are stored. In our mission to be the most effective and efficient research tool we can be … Continue reading

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Dr. Samuel G. Kennedy Scrapbook

In 1891, Dr. Samuel Kennedy and his brother, Dr. James Kennedy, came to the Oklahoma Territory, which had recently opened for settlement, and set up a medical practice in the fledgling Village of Tulsa. The young doctors became the pioneer … Continue reading

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Recent Photographic Acquisition

The history of race relations in Tulsa is extensive. Events ranging from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, which resulted in the obliteration of one of the wealthiest African-American communities in the United States at the time, to the recent … Continue reading

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New Exhibit at Special Collections

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to cordially invite our students, faculty, alumni, and the community in general to come in and take a look at our new exhibit titled Eudora Welty: Eloquence … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Race: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

This coming Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK’s life was devoted to creating equality and breaking the barriers between people of different races, specifically between blacks and whites. The city of Tulsa has a sad history of hate … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Finale)

On the night of September 2nd, 1916, the  Germans mounted the largest airship attack yet on Britain with thirteen airships crossing the North Sea heading for the Midlands and London.  One of the ships was spotted by the searchlights and … Continue reading

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Current Exhibit

Professor Kirsten Olds’s class on the History of Photos and Video has done a presentation in our exhibit cases that will be up throughout the rest of the fall 2011 semester, utilizing images from our collections. The displays are: Display … Continue reading

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The Henneke Archives of Performing Arts

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Tulsa Race Riot photographs

The Department of Special Collections has a collection of many photographs related to the Tulsa race riot, which occurred 31 May-1 June 1921. A small exhibit of these can be found online. Many of these remain under copyright, even though … Continue reading

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New Acquisitions

Since the beginning of the year, we’ve made a few more acquisitions that may be of interest. Unfortunately, we have neglected to mention them here. A photograph of Battery D 37th Artillery, C.A.C. (2011.001), photographer Irving I. Underhill. A photograph … Continue reading

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