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Current Oral History Projects

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

  • Oklahoma 100 Year Life
    The Oklahoma 100 Year Life oral history project explores the historical memories and legacies of Oklahoma's oldest living citizens. This project is a joint effort between Tanya Finchum from the OOHRP and Alex Bishop from the OSU College of Human Sciences.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Native Artists
    Since 2010, the Oklahoma Native Artists oral history project has been documenting the lives and work of artists in the fine and traditional arts. Focusing on Native American practitioners who live in the state or have longstanding ties to it, this collection houses oral histories discussing individuals' first experiences in art, their training and awards, and their creative practices. Project lead: Julie Pearson-Little Thunder
  • 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