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Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Current operations notice: Entry to Special Collections is by appointment only.

To book a research visit to our Reading Room, email us at speccoll@utulsa.edu.

(918) 631-2496 (voicemail only)

 

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at McFarlin Library hosts world-class collections of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, and other objects, including one of the five largest collections in the world on the celebrated Irish writer James Joyce and the life archive of Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul.

Other significant collections include a wide variety of British, Irish, and American modernist literature, a large and varied collection of materials on World War I, Native American history and culture, and Tulsa Race Relations.

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives also offers an important array of research materials for scholars worldwide as well as TU faculty and students.

Featured Collection

World War I Posters 1914-1920

This collection contains an extensive number of government-produced WWI-era posters from the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. Items are arranged by country of origin and then in chronological order, giving an overview of how artwork and the presentation and tone of propaganda information changed in response through the course of the war.
 
These posters are available to view online at this link.

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