Oklahoma State University

Library Exhibits Honor Black History Month

February 20, 2008
Story by Maggie Kierl, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The OSU Library is unveiling its new book collection, The Black American Military Experience Collection, on Feb. 21, 2008. Two exhibits have been created in highlighting the collection and honoring Black History Month.

On the east side of the second floor in the Library, Leslie Echalk, Special Collections and University Archives technician, built the exhibit, The Black American Military Experience Collection.

On the west side of the second floor, Marian Chitwood, Documents Department Library technician, created the exhibit, Buffalo Soldier.

“Every year, we try to put an exhibit together for Black History Month,” Echalk said. “I was especially excited to do it this year because of the new collection.”

The collection holds about 425 books. Echalk spent nearly three weeks researching and designing the exhibit.

“I’m very proud of the exhibit,” she said. “I found it all very interesting and it was the most fun I’ve had doing an exhibit.”

For more information, call 744-7331, or e-mail lib-pub@okstate.edu.

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!


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring08/blackhist.htm
Last Updated: 6 June 2008

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

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