This week is National Library Appreciation Week, and according to the American Library Association, today is National Library Workers Day. Here at The University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives we would like to say how much we appreciate the staff of librarians that work every day to make McFarlin library the wonderful research institution that it is. We would specifically like to show honor to our librarians here at Special Collections. Our department is fortunate enough to boast three wonderful staff members who make special collections the unique treasure of the University of Tulsa. So thank you very much for all you do to Marc Carlson, Alison Greenlee, and Milissa Burkhart.
Librarian Marc Carlson is currently working on a collection of historical engravings for the Honourable Cordwainers’ Company library. The HCC “is a non-profit 501c(3) educational organization, incorporated in 1987 in Virginia, the home of America’s first English shoemakers. Founded in 1984 by a small group of shoemakers and historians, The H.C.C. is dedicated to promoting the study, practise, interpretation and preservation of historical and traditional shoemaking and allied trades. The guild promotes the historic preservation and research of the craft, forms, tools, techniques, artifacts and all other aspects of shoemaking and allied trades; and educates membership and the public about historical and traditional shoemaking and the allied trades.”
Our library paraprofessional Milissa Burkhart is currently working on properly storing materials from the Rebecca West Collection. These photos illuminate the progress she has made over the past few months working through this collection to bring the storage of these materials to proper library standards. In this photograph, from this morning, she is making a protective enclosure for a photograph.
In this photo, librarian Alison Greenlee is cataloging a selection of books from the Hugh Douglas Ford library. These books cover everything from the Lost Generation, American expatriates, and the Spanish Civil War.
For more information on National Library Week and to view a PSA from the National Library Week Chair Caroline Kennedy please follow this link.