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Episode 3: The Centenarian Play

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

July 15, 2016

Show Notes

Whether it’s "Hamilton," "Mad Men," or "Saving Private Ryan," everyone loves a little bit of history packed in with their entertainment. In this episode, we’re focusing on how the OSU Library transformed the Oklahoma 100 Year Life Oral History Project into "The Centenarian Play." We’ll hear from OSU student Trey Phipps and talk about his experience portraying centenarian Delmar Hopkins in the performance. Dr. Alex Bishop from OSU’s College of Human Sciences joins us to discuss the use of oral history interviews in his classes. Finally, writer and director Dr. Julie Pearson-Little Thunder from the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program shares her thoughts on creating performances based on oral history interviews.

Show Hosts

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Iris Owens is a senior German and history major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her time at Oklahoma State University, she has been a part of many on-campus organizations and is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in history in May 2017, Iris plans to study abroad in Austria to complete her German degree. She hopes to continue podcasting post-graduation and to one day have a podcast of her own.

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Juliana Nykolaiszyn is a faculty member with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the Oklahoma State University Library. From interviewing narrators to processing oral history collections, Juliana’s work involves not only the creation but preservation and online access of oral histories.

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Oral History Performances

The following performances are also based on the collections of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program:



Last Updated: 31 March 2017