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Special Collections

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The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at McFarlin Library host 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 offer an important array of research materials for scholars worldwide as well as TU faculty and students.