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A rough history of public transportation in Tulsa

I was recently tasked to try and find some records that precede the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority running the bus system.  It turns out we don’t have them at TU.  It did spark a need to track down -what- was … Continue reading

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The tale of two Dorothy’s

Sigh. Not all historical questions can be easily answered. A couple of years ago, Special Collections acquired the Dorothy Carman memory and autograph books, 1928, 1938-1942 2015-037. It’s a memory/scrap book of a young woman through her high school years, … Continue reading

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Spanish American War correspondence of Eugene Gilmore

The Spanish American War correspondence of Eugene Gilmore can be found in the Papers of the Robertson and Worcester families, 1815-1932 (1931-001) at the Department of Special Collections, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa. First some preliminary information. Maurice “Eugene” … Continue reading

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More Oklahoma History than I learned in High School

CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF OKLAHOMA (Mostly extracted from the History of Tulsa, by Clarence Douglas (1921), and he cites the Oklahoma Red Book.) The first known inhabitants of Oklahoma were the Osage, Quapaw, Caddo, Wichita, Waco, Tawakony, Kiowa, Comanche, the Apache … Continue reading

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Academy of Armor notes on Cooking, part 1

Book III, Chapter 6, p. 292-3 Being now outwardly furnished by such instruments as serve for our necessary covering; let us see what tools are used in arms by such trades as support out being, and without which there is … Continue reading

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Academy of Armory TOC, Part 2

Please note that the material in this section section were never actually published by Holme, although apparently some manuscript pages may exist at the British Library. The Second Part of the Third Book Treateth of Houshold Goods, Instruments of Recreation, … Continue reading

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Academy of Armory TOC, Part 1

LIBER I. The First Book Treateth generally of the Rules of Heraldry as to the Honorable Ordinaries how they have been Anciently and Modernly termed, with the several Ways or Methods of Blazon. CHAP. I. Treateth of the Original, and … Continue reading

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John Bagford Manuscripts

As we wander afield it can be interesting, at least to me to examine some of the minutia that can bog down research – especially in obscure fields, like the history of shoemaking. John Bagford (1650/1-1716) was an antiquarian, author, … Continue reading

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Measurement in the Middle Ages

Originally, the Imperial system of Measurement was based on that used in the Roman Empire, and during that time, all were standardized. After the collapse of the Empire, the definitions of the measurements began to wander a bit until by … Continue reading

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Annoying tempting similarities

You know you are spending too much time on a topic when you start seeing things. This young man kindly took his time out from shooting, looting and burning to have his picture taken in front of the ruins of … Continue reading

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