Oklahoma State University

Current Oral History Projects

The following projects are actively recruiting and recording narrators. For more information, please contact the designated staff member.

  • The “Big Top” Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside Canvas Circus Tent
    This oral history project aims to preserve the voices associated with occupational culture and tradition of the American “Big Top” circus in the small town of Hugo, Oklahoma, historically referred to as the “Sarasota of the Southwest” and “Circus City USA.” Project leads: Tanya Finchum and Juliana Nykolaiszyn.

  • Inductees of the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame

    The Inductees of the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame oral history project preserves the voices of women who have been inducted into this prestigious state-wide group awarded by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women. Project lead: Juliana Nykolaiszyn.

  • Oklahoma Centennial Farm Families

    The Oklahoma Centennial Farm Families oral history project focuses on families who own and/or operate a farm designated as an Oklahoma Centennial Farm, having occupied and worked the land for at least 100 years. Project leads: Tanya Finchum and Juliana Nykolaiszyn.

  • O-STATE Stories

    The O-STATE Stories oral history project records interviews with alumni, administrators, faculty, staff and supporters connected to Oklahoma A&M College and Oklahoma State University as a means of preserving memories and campus history. Project lead: OOHRP Staff

  • Spotlighting Oklahoma

    The narratives recorded as part of the Spotlighting Oklahoma oral history project will help to fill gaps in the written cultural and intellectual history by preserving the experiences of both ordinary and extraordinary Oklahomans. Project lead: OOHRP Staff

  • Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

    Chronicling the lives of women involved in the legislative arena, the Women of the Oklahoma Legislature oral history project captures and records information about women who have served or are currently serving in the Oklahoma Legislature in their own voices. Project lead: Tanya Finchum.

Affiliated Oral History Projects

Affiliated oral history projects are joint efforts between researchers and the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program.  These projects may utilize the services and/or expertise of staff members.  Current affiliated projects include: