Welcome to the OOHRP
The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library was founded in 2007 with the goal of documenting and making accessible the history of Oklahoma and OSU through oral history interviews. We are available to speak to classes, offer instruction or workshops as requested. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to meet with staff in regards to oral history methodology, design or technical considerations. For more information, please call 405-744-7685 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Chlebda founded Back40 Publishing in 1989. He worked with innumerable writers and artists in his California Central Valley based Southland
publication, which later became South Valley Arts
. In that time, he was introduced to Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel
and published a fair amount of her work. Jim and Wilma became great friends in those years. He became a devoted friend of Wilma; poet, fellow artist, and lasting inspiration. In his interview
, he discusses his insight into her poetry and prose, as well as their friendship. Jim passed away in July 2014.