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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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:
Preservation of materials, historical documents and oral memories take center stage in this oral history
project as friends and family tell the story of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel. Project lead: Karen Neurohr.
In this project, residents of Kenton Oklahoma provide background information for a
collection of historical photos housed digitally at the OSU Library.
Project lead: Jennifer Paustenbaugh.