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Oklahoma Oral History Program highlights campus

O-STATE Stories project featured for Homecoming 2012

Oct. 9, 2012

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library will celebrate Homecoming 2012 with “The Lives, the Legends and the Legacies: Voices from the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project” on Oct. 17 from 3:30-5 pm in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room, Edmon Low Library.

Speakers for the event include OOHRP head, Mary Larson and OOHRP faculty members Tanya Finchum, Juliana Nykolaiszyn and Julie Pearson-Little Thunder.

“We get to hear so many wonderful recollections of campus life when we conduct and process interviews, and we love to share those,” Larson said. “While our collection is always available online, we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some of those stories and showcase them for the public at Homecoming.”

Since 2006, the O-STATE Stories Oral History Project has chronicled the rich history, heritage and traditions of Oklahoma State University through oral history interviews. With more than 300 recordings in the collection, a wide array of memories illustrates life at Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma State from the perspective of alumni, students, faculty, staff and supporters.

The lecture is sponsored by the OSU Library, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program, and the Center for Oklahoma Studies.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university that prepares students for success. OSU is America’s Brightest Orange.  Through leadership and service, OSU is preparing students for a bright future and building a brighter world for all.  As Oklahoma’s only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality  teaching, research, and outreach. OSU has more than 37,000 students across its five-campus system and more than 25,000 on its combined Stillwater and Tulsa campuses, with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 240,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world.


URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall12/homecoming.htm
Last Updated: 9 Oct. 2012

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

225 Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-1071

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