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Our Claw-some Cat Collections

McFarlin Special Collection and University Archives houses many author’s personal papers and manuscripts. Recently I discovered that a popular topic amongst writers was their interest in cats. The first author that came to mind when I thought about this close-knitted … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 18: Elizabeth Jennings

Elizabeth Jennings, an English poet, was born in Boston, Lincolnshire, on July 18, 1926. Jennings’ family moved to Oxford when she was six years old. She attended St. Anne’s College at Oxford, and became a writer, with her first book, … Continue reading

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko

It has been nearly 3 weeks since Yevgeny Yevtushenko passed away in Tulsa.  I tried to take several of his classes as an undergraduate student but by the time I was able to register they were always already full.  This … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Jennings – 20th Century British Poet

Elizabeth Jennings was a British poet from the twentieth century. She spent most of her life in Oxford England and was educated at St. Anne’s College. For a few years she worked in advertising, libraries, and publishing, then devoted all … Continue reading

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Holidays, Holidaze

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It is also an incredibly hectic time for many. Putting down the egg nog, iPad, and to do list is hard the week of Christmas. There are still presents to buy, family to … Continue reading

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Birthday for October 27: Sylvia Plath

Today, October 27, marks the birthday of Sylvia Plath, the author and poet. Born in Boston in 1932, Plath is known for writing confessional poetry and her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, which chronicles her experiences working as a guest editor … Continue reading

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Birthdays for October 2: Wallace Stevens and Graham Greene

Today, October 2nd, marks the birthday of two authors who are part of the University of Tulsa’s Special Collections. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) was an American Modernist poet born in Reading, Pennsylvania who attended law school and then worked for an … Continue reading

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Irish Poet Paul Muldoon at McFarlin Fellow Event

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives would like to announce the upcoming McFarlin Fellows event “One Thousand Things Worth Knowing: A Poetry Reading by Paul Muldoon,” on October 23rd, 2014. Paul Muldoon is an Irish … Continue reading

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New Acquisition: Spenser’s Minor Poems

Special Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of a beautiful collection of poems: The Minor Poems of Edmund Spenser. Published by Ashendene Press in 1925, the book contains The Shepheardes Calender, Compaints, Daphnaida, Colin Clovts Come Home Again, Amoretti, Hymnes, and other … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize Winner, Dies at 94

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is sad to announce that adored British author Doris Lessing passed away peacefully at her home in the early morning hours of Sunday November 17th. Lessing, who produced fifty-five … Continue reading

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