Tag Archives: Special Collections

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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The forgotten heroes: Dogs as soldiers

This November 11th marks the 91st official Armistice Day, better known as Veteran’s Day. The holiday dates back to November 11th, 1926, when Congress adopted a resolution in the summer of that year, requesting that the President honor the day … Continue reading

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To Ban or not to Ban?

To Ban or not to Ban? Tomorrow concludes Banned Books Week for 2017. Banned Books Week has been around since 1982, in response to what many describe as a sudden rise in books that were not permitted in schools, libraries, … Continue reading

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Cookery Collections

Nearly every house has a cookbook, assorted favorite recipes and household manuals, even if they don’t realize it. Cookbooks, next to religious texts, are probably the most widely owned and recognized form of literature, at least in the Western world. … Continue reading

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New Special Collections Librarian, Melissa Kunz, joins department

The staff at McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives is very excited to announce the addition of a new Special Collections Librarian, Melissa Kunz. Melissa received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hendrix College in Arkansas. After receiving … 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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