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l’Amazone

Natalie Clifford Barney is an American writer and queer icon of the 20th century, known for her literary salon in Paris which she hosted for over 60 years. Inspired by the works of Sappho, Barney is known for her themes … Continue reading

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The Tribes of North America

Today we are focusing on the illustrated history of some of the Tribes of North America. Let’s celebrate the thriving culture that has prevailed to the current day. Be sure to support Native-owned businesses, read books by Indigenous writers, and … Continue reading

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Sophocles

Greek tragedian Sophocles (roughly 496 BCE-406 BCE) is one of classical Athens’s great playwrights whose work has survived the test of time. As the younger contemporary of Aeschylus and the older contemporary of Euripides, Sophocles wrote over 120 plays. However, only … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde

St. Patrick’s Day may have passed, but here at Special Collections we are always finding a good reason to celebrate Irish roots. Today we are focusing on Irish poet, playwright, and writer Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. Oscar Wilde was … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras

Happy Mardi Gras from Special Collections! Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to Pagan celebrations of spring and fertility. This includes the Roman festivals of Saturnalia and Lupercalia! With the immergence of Christianity, these local traditions were incorporated and … Continue reading

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Ann Radcliffe

Ann Radcliffe (née Ward) (1764-1823) was an English writer in the 18th century and known as a one of the founders of Gothic fiction. As a writer of the early Romantic period, Ann was a pioneer in the genre of … Continue reading

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University Memories

Happy Holidays from Special Collections! This time of year is wonderful to sit back and look upon the memories created throughout the year. And here at Special Collections, we are able to look back quite a few years! Our student … Continue reading

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WWI Memorabilia

World War I is one of the larger collections we house at Special Collections. This ranges from numerous items such as correspondence, trench maps, physical items such as a nurse’s cap, diaries, postcards and more. The diaries show everyday life … Continue reading

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Medieval-era Manuscripts and Incunabula

McFarlin Library Special Collections is home to an extraordinary diverse and old narrative. Some dating back as far as 1207 CE, such as our original leaf from the Koran. The writer spent 22 years of his life working on the … Continue reading

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Graduation—The Big Sendoff

When WordPress publishes this post, I will be in the H.A. Chapman field, wearing my cap, gown, and hood and celebrating my graduation from the Museum Science and Management program. I have loved my time at TU and I’m excited … Continue reading

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