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Memorial Day Weekend Hours
We will be open our regular hours of 1-6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. We will be CLOSED on Monday, May 29th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Temporary database access issues on Monday, May 22nd
Updates to some of the library systems will cause disruptions in access to databases on Monday, May 22, 2023. If you are trying to access a database and are not able to connect, please wait a few minutes and try again.
Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America
Meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes. Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, during the early colonial era, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. It is through the labor of slaves, like those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, that we can learn about the ways that meals transcend taste and sustenance.
Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture
Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.