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From McFarlin Tower · 1d ago

Bobo the Clown and Circus Fascination

Most people have heard of Bozo the Clown, but what about Bobo the Clown? Chester “Bobo” Barnett was a clown throughout much of the 1900s, with his career starting in about 1920 and ending in...
From McFarlin Tower · 1W ago

Alexandre Hogue, 1898-1994

We had very special guests this weekend at the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. A group from ZCZ Films, a UK film company, was commissioned by the BBC to produce a ...
From McFarlin Tower · 1W ago

Joseph Moller Photograph album of Kelly Field (San Antonio, TX) 1918-1919

McFarlin Special Collections and Archives has many World War I collections that include clothing, diaries, letters, and photographs. One of these collections, the Joseph Moller Photograph al...
From McFarlin Tower · 2W ago

To Ban or not to Ban?

To Ban or not to Ban? Tomorrow concludes Banned Books Week for 2017. Banned Books Week has been around since 1982, in response to what many describe as a sudden rise in books that were not p...
From McFarlin Tower · 3W ago

Canadian Official War Record – Lantern Slides

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives is well-known for its World War collections. We currently have an exhibit on World War I, so I began to brow...
From McFarlin Tower · 1M ago

New in Digital Collections: September 2017

Special Collections at The University of Tulsa McFarlin Library is pleased to note that we have recently added new entries to our growing digital collections site. Over the summer we applied...
From McFarlin Tower · 1M ago

Aaron Burr Writ for Arrest

Thanks to history classes in middle school and the Broadway show Hamilton, most people immediately associate the name Aaron Burr with the fatal duel between him and Alexander Hamilton. Howev...
From McFarlin Tower · 1M ago

McFarlin Library: A View from the Top

The majority of students at the University of Tulsa have been into the McFarlin Library at some point, whether it was on their campus tour, or to print that paper they finished last-minute b...
From McFarlin Tower · 1M ago

McFarlin Library blueprints are now available online

Recently Special Collections added the original floor plans for McFarlin Library to our ContentDM website. Those images are available for viewing at this link. These materials have obviously...
From McFarlin Tower · 1M ago

Updated Digital Collections: Fall 2017

The University of Tulsa Department of Special Collections and University Archives is well known for our effort to make collections easily accessible to the public. We are currently in the pr...