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John W. Shleppey collection, Undated

Identifier: 1975-002

Scope and Contents

Because of the large amount of material, this collection has been divided into specific series: library; Outdoor Advertising Company archive; collection of the history of Native American peoples; John W. Shleppey artifacts; family papers; and miscellaneous collections


  • Creation: Undated



This material is open for research use by any registered reader. Some of this material is housed at offiste and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

John Roger Walls Shleppey (1901-1975) was a Tulsa area businessman and collector who owned and operated Shleppey Outdoor Advertising. Later he owned a bookstore in Seattle. He was a lifelong acquirer of things, beginning when he was a child before 1920. His extensive collection of books, artifacts, and papers was bequeathed to the University by the Shleppey family following his death in September 1975.


62 Linear Feet (117 boxes)

Language of Materials

Multiple languages

Physical Location

96 boxes shelved on 3rd floor, 20 boxes shelved at off-site storage

Immediate Source of Acquisition

John W. Shleppey bequest.

John W. Shleppey collection, Undated
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496