About the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program
For Immediate Release
"In written histories, so many things are left unsaid and so many people's contributions and perspectives are left undocumented. Oral history gives us the ability to fill some of those gaps by interviewing individuals about their firsthand experiences and then making that material available to researchers and the general public.
At the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, we have been working on a wide variety of projects dealing with the state's culture and history, focusing on everything from the recollections of notable women to tales of Centennial Farms to the reminiscences of OSU alumni. And, not only does oral history fill informational gaps, but it also provides material in a form that is interesting to almost everyone. Who doesn't like to hear a good story, well told, by someone who was there?"
-Mary Larson, Professor and Head of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program
Last Updated: 25 January 2010