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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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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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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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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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“Roots” by Alex Haley

I hope that everybody is staying warm and dry this week! Today, instead of writing about multiple objects, I’m just going to write about one very special one that was recently brought to my attention. This is a first edition … Continue reading

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The Stephen Crane Collection

One of my favorite things to do is catalog our unprocessed collections, creating a finding aid by describing each item in each folder in each box of a particular collection…it’s often tedious, but nerd that I am, I often love … Continue reading

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Tulsa and the Art Deco Scene

The oil boom of the 1920s put Tulsa on the map at roughly the same time that a brand new design style began to appear. This description from the Encyclopedia Britannica sums it up quite nicely, I think. Art Deco … Continue reading

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Pawnee Bill and Collections Acquisitions

I am so excited to be back at work in the Special Collections department! I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer. My husband and I bought a house, so Tulsa is officially home for me! We also celebrated our … Continue reading

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