Tag Archives: Tulsa

Craig Sheppard’s Illustrations

Craig Sheppard was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, in 1913 and studied art at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. During his college days, he was also a bareback rider in rodeos from Oklahoma to New York’s Madison Square Garden. After … Continue reading

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Art Deco in Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma has an outstanding collection of Art Deco architecture. The style is mainly found in the “Deco District” in downtown Tulsa, but it can be seen throughout the city on churches, schools, and gas stations to name a few. … Continue reading

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Lance Hidy: Graphic Arts Posters

Graphic designer, Lance Hidy, is best known for his style of printing by creating clean-cut and minimalist posters. His unique designs stand out with their simplistic nature, vivid colors, and hard-edged shapes. Hidy was born in 1964 in LaGrande, Oregon. … Continue reading

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The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology

The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is an aviation institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma that trains individuals in flight, aviation electronics, nondestructive testing, quality control, and aircraft maintenance. In 1928, a Tulsa oilman named William G. Skelly who was the … Continue reading

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Milton Glaser

Have you ever wondered who created the famous “I love NY” logo? Graphic designer, Milton Glaser was commissioned by the State of New York in 1976 to create the iconic logo. Glaser was born in 1929 and went to the … Continue reading

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The War at Home – Tulsa in the World War

In the first week of April, 1917, the United States finally entered the World War, in response to not only of the German determination to return to unrestricted submarine warfare, but also the continual espionage against United States industry by … Continue reading

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Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledger books

On August 28, 1963, Tulsa’s airport name was changed from Tulsa Municipal Airport to Tulsa International Airport. Today marks the 55th anniversary of the switch. TIA has gone through many changes and renovations over the years, but it started as … Continue reading

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McFarlin Fellows Dinner: Une soirée avec Martin Walker

This past Thursday, February 22nd, the Special Collections department and McFarlin Fellows hosted the first guest lecture of spring two-thousand and eighteen. The McFarlin Fellows are an integral group of donors with whom Special Collections works closely to purchase new … Continue reading

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Dr. Guy Logsdon: A lasting impact

On Friday, February 5th, the person responsible for making McFarlin Special Collections what is it today, passed away at 83. Dr. Guy Logsdon was internationally recognized as an authority on Woody Guthrie, as well as Oklahoma history, and an early … Continue reading

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Dennis Banks, and the Wounded Knee Occupation

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, the world said goodbye to Dennis James Banks. Dennis Banks, alongside Clyde and Vernon Bellacourt, helped establish the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1960s to protest against the treatment of Native Americans. His character … Continue reading

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