About the Women of the Oklahoma Legislature Oral History Project
For Immediate Release
"These first-hand accounts of our women legislators' experiences paint a compelling picture of what service in this important body has been like for women. From the earliest days of their tenure in the Oklahoma Legislature women have been and today still are a definite minority. This project captures not only their individual experiences but also their collective experience. I think this is a resource that students, scholars and researchers will come back to again and again."
-Jennifer Paustenbaugh, Associate Dean of Libraries for Planning & Assessment
"Since Oklahoma became a state in 1907 only 77 women have been elected to the state legislature. As of February 2009, 46 of these remarkable women have shared their stories as part of the Women of the Oklahoma Legislature oral history project. This collection of interviews adds the voices of Oklahoma women lawmakers to the historical record, explores their journeys to and through the legislature, and salutes them for taking the 'road less traveled.'"
-Tanya Finchum, Principal Investigator of the Project and Associate Professor, Oral History Librarian
Last Updated: 25 January 2010