Monthly Archives: November 2010

Artists’ Books and Feminine Ideals

Our department is fortunate enough to have a growing collection of artists’ books. A number of these works by female artists investigate the concepts of beauty and femininity. During a recent show-and-tell, we brought out Tamar Stone’s The Rational Corset … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions

Some new acquisitions here in the Department: Le Pays de France. Organe des États Généraux du Tourisme. Year 1, no. 1 (August 1914) – Year 5, no. 219 (December 1918). 219 issues (ca. 16-20 pp. each) of the French weekly … Continue reading

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NAGPRA update

To recap: In 1990, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Pub.L. 101-601, 104 Stat. 3048, also known as NAGPRA, was passed. This requires federal agencies and institutions that receive federal funding to return Native American cultural items (include … Continue reading

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A TU History Mystery: Lost Manuscript Found!

In 1997, while working in TU’s Special Collections, Oxford scholar Kathryn Laing made a remarkable discovery—a previously unknown manuscript for the first novel by writer Rebecca West. The Sentinel: An Incomplete Early Novel by Rebecca West was published by the … Continue reading

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Artist Books acquisition

The latest acquisition of artists books: Riker, Maryann J. Imagination navigation. Phillipsburg, NJ: Maryann Riker, 2010. N7433.4 R55 I43 2010 Art Zimmermann, Philip. Sanctus sonorensis. Tucson, Ariz.: Spaceheater Editions, 2006-2009. N7433.4.Z55 S36 2009 Art Bailey, Alicia. Lipstips. Lake City, Colo.: … Continue reading

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First official collection to special collections Remote Storage

Several years ago, we acquired a new remote storage facility for the library. It took a while to get it revved up, but for the last year or so the rest of the library has been sending over their materials … Continue reading

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Timeline of TU Special Collections

1928: First major collection purchased. 1930: Alice Mary Robertson, mission schoolteacher, Muskogee postmistress and the second woman elected to Congress, gives personal and family papers. 1940s: Tulsa Bibliographies, a group of book collectors, developed personal collections that established TU’s holdings … Continue reading

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Bryn Mawr, The Lantern. 1912

A recent acquisition is a copy of the Spring, 1912 edition of The Lantern, a literary magazine published at Bryn Mawr. It contains two items by Marianne Moore, “Leaves of a magazine” and “Talisman”.

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Small administrivial issue

We’re currently being bombarded with spam comments, so I’m going to enable registration in order to make comments. I hope this does not dissuade any of you who might be willing to post comments from doing so.

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The Harriet Shaw Weaver Joyce Collection

In 1977, The University of Tulsa acquired the Harriet Shaw Weaver Joyce collection from the National Book League in England. Through her editorial connections with the magazine The Egoist, Weaver was associated with such figures as Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, … Continue reading

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