Tag Archives: Tulsa

Perry Douglas Erwin letters

McFarlin Library Special Collections and University Archives has an extensive World War I Collection. Our department has been collecting World War I material since the 1970s with the acquisition of hundreds of unit histories and other books comprising the original … Continue reading

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Some new WWI Digital Collections uploads.

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our World War I holdings available online, the Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg diary and photograph albums  have been added to our digital collections. These can be seen as a single collection at this … Continue reading

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Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledgers

McFarlin Special Collections and University Archives is home to many objects related to Tulsa and Oklahoma history.  Many of these are part of the Oklahoma Collection (Coll. 2006.012) and provide insight into the vibrant history of the state.  Part of … Continue reading

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Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg Collection

Special Collections and University Archives is well-known for its World War I materials. The Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg (1991-008) collection consists of personal ephemera and photographs of Private 1st Class Hugo August “Hap” Gruenberg of Ambulance Company 167, 117th Sanitary Train, … Continue reading

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The History of Tulsa High School Newspaper

  The University of Tulsa Special Collections and University Archives houses more than just books. When looking through our oversize collection this week, I came across a folder titled Tom-Tom and, of course, I was curious as to what was … Continue reading

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Tulsa Race Riot anniversary

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Riot and the looting and destruction of the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa.  The official estimates of the death toll was 36 people; 10 White:26 Black.  Over the next year the Red … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

Confederate Veterans Encampment Photographs, 2015.056 Between 24 and 27 September 1918 the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a Reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, and other affiliated organizations. This reunion was an important milestone for the city, with the city … Continue reading

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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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