Category Archives: History

Advertising in the Collections

Months ago, while scanning material from a collection, this old advertisement for Kenmore Washers and Dryers caught my eye and when I noticed another ad later, I had the idea to collect various advertisements for a blog post. These advertisements … Continue reading

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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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The Tulsa Women’s Club Collection

Continuing with our theme of covering Women’s History Month, this post is about a little archive of the¬†Tulsa Women’s Club. I found that it hadn’t been digitized at all yet, so I scanned as many items as I could during … Continue reading

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Women in War

March is Women’s History Month and Kelsey and I want to celebrate it like we did Black History Month. We hope you enjoy virtually exploring our collections featuring women over the coming weeks. Our department has a well-known, thorough holding … Continue reading

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Langston Hughes, Booker T. Washington, and Ada Lois Fisher

Today, for the final post of Black History Month, I chose to have a look through some of our books by Black authors. We have quite a few first editions by noteworthy Black authors that I thought I would share … Continue reading

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Portraits

This post is a few days late, because I couldn’t get into the office last week during the spectacular snowstorm we had! If you were affected by it, I hope you were as safe and warm as possible! I contemplated … Continue reading

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Black History Month is Here!

February is Black History Month! Melissa’s post about our new virtual exhibit unofficially kicks off our month of blog posts honoring such an important topic.¬† We will focus our posts on the materials in Special Collections that highlight African Americans … Continue reading

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Presidential Inaugurations

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A few days ago we witnessed the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, so I looked through our collections to see what kind of presidential material we have. I love basically all kinds of … Continue reading

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Rich British Socialites

Happy holidays everyone! Today is the last day of work before Christmas break after what has been easily the most difficult semester of my entire academic career! I am looking forward to seeing at least some family for Christmas as … 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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