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Summer 2024 holiday closings

Schusterman Library is open for our regular hours during summer, so stop in to study, check out items (including books, board games, and tech), and grab free coffee on weekday mornings and all day on weekends. 

We do have a few closings for holidays, which are listed below. 

Monday, May 26th : Closed for the Memorial Day holiday
Tuesday, June 18th : Closing early at 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 19th : Closed for the Juneteenth holiday

May 6th: Closing at 5 pm due to weather

Due to the potential of severe weather, Schusterman Library will be closing along with the OU-Tulsa campus today at 5 pm. We will reopen tomorrow at our regular time of 8 am.


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

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.