Tag Archives: Special Collections

The Art of Alexandre Hogue

It has been three and a half years, almost to the day, since the last blog post about Alexandre Hogue, but I didn’t know that when I was looking at some of the pictures we have of his artwork. I … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Statehood: The History and Anniversary

While scanning some documents, I noticed articles about the anniversary of Oklahoma statehood and realized that the 113th anniversary was this past Monday! This anniversary will be easy to remember since it’s only a few days before my birthday, so … 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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Pawnee Bill and Collections Acquisitions

I am so excited to be back at work in the Special Collections department! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. My husband and I bought a house, so Tulsa is officially home for me! We also celebrated our … Continue reading

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Call for Donations for University of Tulsa “Living through Covid-19” collection

This is a historic opportunity to add your personal perspective to the narrative of how future generations will learn and research about this pandemic. The purpose of this collection will be to document how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting everyone on … Continue reading

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Spiro Mounds and Oklahoma Archaeology

Archaeology is a fascinating subject and Oklahoma has a rather a wild archaeological history, primarily because of the Spiro Mounds site, just across the border from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I grew up in the area near Spiro but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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What’s in a Map?

I recently saw a silly sign the other day that said something to the effect of ‘nobody likes old stuff!’ and I want to spend some time debunking that claim. I know for a fact that quite a number of … Continue reading

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American Glass: Bohemia, The Great Depression, Mid Century, and Beyond

Special Collections is pleased to announce the new exhibit about American glass. Glass has been produced in a myriad of shapes, colors, sizes, and textures across the globe. From the most practical, mundane glass in everyday use to the most … Continue reading

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Western Trilogy II: Mountain, Canyon, Dune

Mary Heebner’s artist book Western Trilogy II contains three separate books titled Mountain, Canyon, and Dune. The entire trilogy holds 45 original watercolor paintings with text accompanying it from essays originally written for The Western Horizon by Macduff Everton, a … Continue reading

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April 16th 2019 Special Collections Fellows Dinner

On April 16th, 2019, Fellows of McFarlin library Special Collections gathered together for their third and final fellow’s dinner of the year. Our special guest of the evening was poet, musician and playwright, Joy Harjo. The evening began with a … Continue reading

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