Monthly Archives: April 2019

Once Upon a Time: A Brief and Unassuming History of Children’s Literature

The Wyse Childe Children’s literature can be traced back to the oral traditions of storytelling enjoyed by adults and children alike.  Many of the classic tales and fables were originally created for grown-ups, later to be adapted for younger ears–although … Continue reading

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Western Trilogy II: Mountain, Canyon, Dune

Mary Heebner’s artist book Western Trilogy II contains three separate books titled Mountain, Canyon, and Dune. The entire trilogy holds 45 original watercolor paintings with text accompanying it from essays originally written for The Western Horizon by Macduff Everton, a … Continue reading

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April 16th 2019 Special Collections Fellows Dinner

On April 16th, 2019, Fellows of McFarlin library Special Collections gathered together for their third and final fellow’s dinner of the year. Our special guest of the evening was poet, musician and playwright, Joy Harjo. The evening began with a … Continue reading

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Oklahoma State Highway Commission papers, 1960-1974

By Caitlin Berry, Intern This semester as part of my internship with Special Collections, I chose to work on the Oklahoma State Highway Commission papers, 1960-1974. I chose to work on this collection because it provided me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Rorschach’s Animals by Rae Trujillo

Rae Trujillo made her artist book Rorschach’s Animals resemble a box of Animal Crackers. Inside the cover, the reader will find the silhouette of an elephant on the left side of the page and an ink blot on the right … Continue reading

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Petrol Stamps Collection (1000.154.1)

Stamp collecting is understood as the collecting of postage stamps and related objects; this hobby exploded in popularity in the late nineteenth century. Ever since this time, this art is considered to be one of the worlds most popular hobbies. … Continue reading

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