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Steve Barrett photography exhibit begins next week

Please join us for a reception Thursday, July 16, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Steve Barrett photography exhibit in Phillips Hall on The University of Tulsa campus. The event is free and open … Continue reading

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Digital collections: 1924 Booker T. Washington High School Yearbook

We’ve recently digitized and uploaded a fascinating piece of Tulsa history. Our copy of The Orbit, Booker T. Washington High School’s yearbook from 1924, is now available to look through on our ContentDM site at this link. Teachers, students, school … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Woody Guthrie Manuscript on Exhibit

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to be collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Center in the exhibit of the original typed manuscript of Woody Guthrie’s only novel House of Earth. The manuscript, on … Continue reading

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Announcement: Welcoming Jenn Donner to Special Collections

The staff at Special Collections is very excited to announce the addition of a new special collections librarian, Jenn Donner. Jenn received a Bachelor’s degree in History from Lake Superior State in Michigan. After her Bachelors she worked to receive … Continue reading

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New Art Piece in McFarlin Library

The University of Tulsa’s Department of Special Collections and University Archives is proud to announce the display of the piece titled Peoria Avenue #7 by TU faculty member Mark Lewis. Professor Lewis, a graduate from the Kansas City Art Institute … 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 Acquisition: “The “Knights of Liberty” mob and the I.W.W. Prisoners at Tulsa, Okla.

In 1917, the United Stated entered the Great War, and the Bolshevik revolution in Russia had a number of ripple effects throughout American society, ultimately culminating in the Red Scare of 1919-1921.  In Oklahoma, this highly patriotic anti-radicalism took several … 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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New Acquisitions

We have recently acquired the following titles and collections: Fulbright, Jim and Albert Stehno. The vanished herd: the history of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers’ Association and the cattlemen and drovers of early-day Oklahoma. Wyandotte, Okla.: Gregath, 2011 (F702.C42 F85 2011): … Continue reading

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