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OOHRP Presents “Where ‘Their’ Stories Began”

Stories from OSU’s Past Come Alive Today

August 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -”This year’s Homecoming theme, ‘Where Your Story Began,’ is a perfect tie in to what we do at the OOHRP. In our office, we hear so many wonderful recollections of campus life as we conduct and process interviews, and we love to share those,” said Mary Larson, Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP) head.

The OOHRP at the OSU Library will celebrate Homecoming 2011 with their take on the theme. “Where ‘Their’ Stories Began: Voices from the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project” will showcase some collection favorites on Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library.

Speakers for the event include OOHRP faculty members Mary Larson, Tanya Finchum, Juliana Nykolaiszyn and Latasha Wilson.

“While our collection is always available online, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of those stories for the public at Homecoming,” said Larson.

Since 2006, the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project has chronicled the rich history, heritage, and traditions of Oklahoma State University through oral history interviews. With more than 200 recordings in the collection, a wide array of memories illustrate life at Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma State from the perspective of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and supporters.

During Homecoming, visitors can enjoy a display at the Library featuring faces and stories from the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project. A complete series of Redskin yearbooks will be available for browsing on the first floor.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the OSU Library, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program and the Center for Oklahoma Studies.

O-STATE Stories is a project of the OOHRP. Formally established in 2007, the OOHRP at the OSU Library has collected and preserved firsthand accounts from individuals who have played a part in Oklahoma’s history. The Program explores the lives and contributions of Oklahomans from all walks of life. To learn more about the OOHRP call 405-744-7685, email liboh@okstate.edu, or visit www.library.okstate.edu/oralhistory/.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall11/homecomingevent.htm
Last Updated: 22 Aug 2011

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR

Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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