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Alumni Invited to Share Memories

O-STATE Stories Oral History Chronicles University’s Past

August 22, 2011

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -This Homecoming, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program (OOHRP) at the OSU Library invites former students, particularly from the class of 1961 or earlier, to add their voices to the O-STATE Stories oral history collection. 

Alumni can schedule interviews to be audio/video recorded. Appointments are available Friday, October 28 at the OSU Library. Sessions are limited. Call 405-744-7685 to schedule.  

“This particular project is a valuable window into the experiences of those who have been associated with OSU over the years,” said Mary Larson, head of the OOHRP.

Since 2006, O-STATE Stories has chronicled the rich history, heritage, and traditions of Oklahoma State University through oral history recordings. The collection currently houses over 200 interviews with OSU students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters. The collection is available online at www.library.okstate.edu/oralhistory/ostate.

“These oral histories provide us with fine details, personal perspectives, and unusual stories that are often missing from the written record, so they add a lot of vitality and insight to what we know about our campus,” said Larson.

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/homecomingstories.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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