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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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Common types of vintage photos – Other images

Last week we looked at vintage cased images (Daguerreotypes, Ambrotypes and Tintypes).  This week we are going to move on to other sorts of vintage images.  This won’t be comprehensive, but we can give it a go. To the left … Continue reading

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WWI photography

Lately at work I have been researching a former Henry Kendall student, Hugo Augustus “Hap” (or “Happy”) Gruenberg.  Hap was born 19 March 1895 in Illinois and died in July 1972, Chelsea, Oklahoma.  Hugo married Ida Flood in 1923 and … Continue reading

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African American Resources for researching Tulsa History

I am currently attempting to locate some sources for students wanting to do research for the history of African Americans in Tulsa.  In this case, the materials regarding the Race Riot and its events are actually better documented than most … Continue reading

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Historypin

There is a new (new to me at least) website, Historypin, that allows for historical pictures to be mounted and placed on a map.  I have signed up as myself and am part of the departmental’s account as well.  This … Continue reading

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Research difficulties and the modern American political narrative.

So, I’m working on a research project about a guy who was temporarily in the KKK in Tulsa in the 1920s but, as far as I can tell, not for religious or racial reasons. It appears to be political reasons … Continue reading

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