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Ag Cooperative Extension Collection

This collection contains material from the Archives' Oklahoma State University Agricultural Cooperative Extension Service Publications collection. This collection contains fact sheets, newsletters, and other publications produced by the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources' Extension Division.

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ag, agriculture, oklahoma, fact sheets, newsletters, dasnr, casnr
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Angie Debo Photo Collection

This Collection consists of research material, including manuscripts of publications and presentations by Debo and related legal papers, notes, personal and business correspondence, memorabilia, diaries, articles, newspaper clippings, awards, books, maps and photographs dealing with Debo's writings and personal life.

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woman, women, womens archives, history, historian, author, memoir, diary, diaries, native american, indian, photo, photos
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Architecture Master's Reports

This collection represents the research efforts of those candidates who chose to include a written component as part of their graduate work in the OSU School of Architecture from 1927 to the present. Currently it includes more than 130 Architecture and Architectural Engineering Theses, Master's Reports, and Creative Components and can be sorted by author, title, year and type of publication. With generous financial support from Mr. Sterling Little (March '85), the Cunningham Architecture Library digitized these reports during 2010 to make them more easily accessible to students and the general public.

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architecture, thesis, theses, creative component
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Archives Collection Inventories

Welcome to the Collection Guides for the Archives at Oklahoma State University. These finding aids offer a description of the collection materials we house in our archives. Each guide will provide you with contextual, historical, and physical information about what is available for research. Unless otherwise noted, there are no restrictions on viewing these collections and we are open to the public.

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scua, special collections,
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Big Top Show Goes On

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: An Oral History of Occupations Inside and Outside the Canvas Circus Tent aims to preserve the voices and experiences of those involved with the work culture associated with Hugo, Oklahoma's tent circus tradition.

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circus, hugo, elephant, performance, performer,
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Caudill Travel Fellowship

The Caudill Fellowship program was established in 1984 to provide funding for the outstanding architecture graduate from the OSU School of Architecture for independent study and travel abroad. The Caudill Fellow is required to keep a journal of his or her experiences focused on observation and analysis. These journals are a means for the fellow to record, synthesize, and communicate what they have seen and learned.

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architecture,
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Centennial Farm Families

The Oklahoma Centennial Farm Families oral history project features interviews with family farm owners and operators who have been involved in the farming and ranching business in Oklahoma for 100 years or more and have been designated as an "Oklahoma Centennial Farm or Ranch" by the Oklahoma History Society.

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ohc, rural,
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Centennial Histories Series

Over 100 people were involved in the production of this 25-volume Centennial Histories Series Project - a prototype for similar studies in higher educational institutions. This series honors the lives and deeds of all who shared in and served OSU during its first 100 years.

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osu, oamc, library, student union, old central, athletics, student, campus, alumni, journalism, jb, extension, outreach, research, equal opportunity, religion, religious, governance, osu-okc, oklahoma city, veterinary medicine, vet med, business, spears, cob, home ec, home economics, human sciences, hs, ag, agriculture, dasnr, casnr, arts and sciences, a&s, cas, education, ed, coe, grad, graduate, osteopathic medicine, buildings, campus history,
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Chilocco Indian Agricultural School Photo Collection

The Federal government established the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School in 1883-84 to provide vocational training and educational opportunities for Native American children from across the United States. This collection contains over 1,100 images of campus facilities, students and staff, activities, and events.

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native american, indian, photo, photos,
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Chronicles of Oklahoma

In cooperation with the Oklahoma Historical Society, the OSU Library digitized the first 40 volumes of this collection, which details and highlights the rich history of Oklahoma.

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EPC, electronic publishing center, oklahoma historical society, OHC, journal
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Cyrus Avery Collection

The OSU-Tulsa Cyrus Stevens Avery Collection is a dynamic collection of digital materials chronicling the life and times of the man who became known as the "Father of Route 66."

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Daily O'Collegian Archives

All issues, keyword searchable, from 1895 to 2008! More issues coming soon!

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ocolly, newspaper, paper, smsc, jb, journalism, underground, college mirror, brown and blue, orange and black, ogolly, osu, oamc, alum, alums, alumni, alumnae, aluma, campus,
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Dr. Bill F. & Jean Kelso Collection of Ancient Coins

Collection contains ancient coins from around the world. Includes coins from the following places and eras: Greece, Carthage, the Roman Republic and Empire, St. Constantine era, Byzantine, Arabic, China, and the Vandals.

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Dust, Drought, and Dreams Gone Dry

These interviews share accounts of everything from canning and home remedies, square dances and weddings, to Black Sunday, and full details of coping with dust from what has been called the worst natural disaster ever. This collection seeks to preserve these firsthand accounts and make them accessible to scholars, researchers and anyone interested in this history.

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women, womens archives, oklahoma, dirty, 1930s, 30s, thirties, panhandle,
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Early Oklahoma Serials

In cooperation with Amigos Library Services, the OSU Library has begun to make many historical resources available, especially this collection of magazines published in Oklahoma from around 1890-1910. With this on-going project we hope to make a wide variety of Early Oklahoma Serials available to researchers and interested citizens.

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Indian School Journal, Sturm's Oklahoma Magazine, Harlow's Weekly,
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Edna Mae Phelps Political Collection

Edna Mae Phelps attended every Democratic National Convention beginning with the violent 1968 affair in Chicago to the 2000 convention. She pursued many interests with great devotion. We hope you enjoy her collection of over 4,300 buttons lapel pins, ribbons, hand clickers, and other items pertaining to presidential elections, Oklahoma politics, and special interests such as the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, and other feminist issues.

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woman, women, womens archives, oklahoma, pin, button, label, campaign, republican, democratic, special interest, election, politics, government, polsci, political science,
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eJournals

OSU E-Journals are a collection of Open Access e-journals published online by the OSU Library. These include the International Journal of Professional Aviation Training and Testing Research, the Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute Technical Reports, and the Oklahoma Native Plant Record.

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architecture philosophy, bulletin of the oklahoma ornithological society, collegiate aviation review international, free inquiry in creative sociology, international journal of professional aviation training and testing research, journal of oklahoma association for health physical education recreation and dance, oklahoma academy of science, oklahoma biological survey, oklahoma native plant record, oklahoma politics, oklahoma water resources research institute,
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Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dynamic collection contains electronic dissertations published at OSU from 1962 to the present; electronic theses were added beginning in 2004. Some ETDs require an OSU logon, more recent research is open access and available to all. For theses and dissertations in print, check the OSU Catalog ("Find Books").

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shareok, share ok, thesis
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Fifty Golden Years

The memoirs of Oklahoma Judge Orlando Swain, produced in cooperation with his family.

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epc, electronic publishing center, memoir, diary, diaries,
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From Columbia to the Rhine

This memoir is a brief history of the Fourth Engineers and their trip from the Columbia River, in the State of Washington, USA., to the Rhine River in Germany.

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epc, electronic publishing center, wwi, world war i, memoir, diary, diaries,
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From Warrior to Saint: David Pendleton Oakerhater

This project tells the story of Making Medicine, a Cheyenne warrior turned missionary who was the first Oklahoman to become a saint in the Episcopal Church. It includes letters and photographs from the Burnham Collection at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City, a biography, and an essay on the Indian assimilation movement.

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epc, episcopal, saint, oklahoma, native american, indian, making medicine, church, cheyenne, carlisle indian school, burnham collection,
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Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, this historically significant, seven volume compilation contains U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). This digitization project was made possible by significant gifts from the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Foundation and the Angie Debo estate.

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kapplers, kappler
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Indian Claims Commission Decisions

In cooperation with the University of Tulsa Law Library and the National Indian Law Library, the OSU Library digitized all 43 volumes of this collection.

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Jessie Thatcher Bost Collection

Jessie Thatcher Bost was the first female graduate from Oklahoma A&M College. She graduated in 1897 as a member of OAMC’s second graduating class. The collection features Bost’s essays, photographs of Bost and her family, some of Bost’s class notebooks, and other OAMC memorabilia.

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woman, women, womens archives, oamc, alum, alumni, alumnae, aluma, oamc, photo, photos
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John Hayes White Collection

John Hayes White was a Quartermaster Sergeant with the 2nd Division Engineers during WWI. The collection contains 78 photographs and 13 handwritten letters from White to his sister and mother. Most of the photographs feature the 2nd Division Engineers and were taken during WWI. Other photograph subjects include WWI, the Philippines, Cuba, and portraits of White as a soldier and later, with his wife.

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wwi, world war i, photo, photos,
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Kenton Collection

The Kenton Collection represents approximately 275 images from the Kenton Museum located in Kenton, Oklahoma. In addition to the photos displayed on this website, the collection consists of an inventory of grave markers in the Kenton Cemetery, which served as a source for the spellings of many names and dates used in the creation of the metadata, and a number of audio interviews, which was a source of more information about the photographs. The collection depicts the rich history of this panhandle township.

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photo, cimarron county,
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O-STATE Stories

O-STATE Stories is a project of the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program and chronicles the rich history, heritage and traditions of Oklahoma State University.

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alumni, osu, oamc,
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Oklahoma 100 Year Life

A joint effort between the OOHRP and the OSU College of Human Sciences, this oral history project features interviews with citizens of Oklahoma who have lived 100 years or more and are living to tell the tale!

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centenarian, gerontology, elderly
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Oklahoma A&M College World War I

Digitized in 2012, this collection was originally begun in 1919 by Maude Cass (OAMC Yearbook staff), Professor Maroney (History), Margaret Walters (Librarian), and OAMC President J.W. Cantwell. It represents a letter and survey sent to each OAMC student that participated in World War 1; over 500 surveys were returned, many of which include pictures, letters and news clippings. This collection is housed in the Archives at the Oklahoma State University Library.

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wwi, world war i, oamc,
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Oklahoma Audio Almanac

The Oklahoma Audio Almanac aired on KOSU, Oklahoma's Public Radio, from May 31, 2000, to May 26, 2004. The collection includes audio recordings along with transcripts and show notes.

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podcast, kosu, history, storytelling,
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Oklahoma Conservation Heritage Oral History Collection

This project aims to help document the history of the nature conservation in Oklahoma through the stories of people involved in conservation work within the state.

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weather, meteorology,
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Oklahoma Digital Maps Collection

The Oklahoma Digital Maps Collection contains over 9,200 images from the period 1803-1925.

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Oklahoma Inventors Database

The Database is an index of United States patents issued to individuals residing in Indian and Oklahoma territory 1880 - 1907. Each record is linked to the full-text of the patent via the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) web site. Search for patents by inventors, city, patent number, or browse by last name. For patents from 1907 forward search the USPTO web site at http://www.uspto.gov/

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patents, osu,
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Oklahoma Mesonet Oral History Project

This project aims to help document the history of the Mesonet through the stories of people involved in its development and use.

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weather, meteorology,
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Oklahoma Native Artists Project

The Oklahoma Native Artists Project is a series of oral history interviews with Native artists, collectors, and gallery owners. The purpose of this project is to highlight the lives and careers of Native artists, to draw attention to the political aspects of making Native art, and to raise awareness of its cultural and economic importance.

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Oklahoma Today Magazine

In cooperation with the Oklahoma State Department of Tourism and the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology, the Electronic Publishing Center digitized the first 50 years of our state's magazine.

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EPC, Electronic Publishing Center,
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Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame

Launched in 2007, this ongoing oral history project aims to preserve the voices and experiences of inductees to the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame as designated by the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women.

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women, womens archives, oklahoma, commission on the status of women, ocsw,
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OKState Yearbook Collection

For 81 years, from 1910 to 1991, Oklahoma State University published an annual volume of student clubs, activities, accomplishments, poems, sketches and inside jokes. Each one served as a time capsule for its year. Now Cowboys, past and present, can flip through the pages of all 81 volumes virtually.

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redskins, redskin, annuals,
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Oral History and Art in Taos, New Mexico

The Oral History and Art in Taos, New Mexico Collection consists of interviews conducted as part of the Oral History and Art in Taos, New Mexico summer course held during July 2012 in conjunction with Oklahoma State University and the Doel Reed Center for the Arts.

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Paul Miller Collection

The Paul Miller Collection consist of general correspondence, speeches, columns, and photographs of Miller, as well as similar material and memorabilia related to Associated Press, the Gannett Corporation, and other newspaper, radio and television concerns with which Miller was involved.

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smsc, journalism, journalist, AP, editor, ocolly, daily ocollegian,
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Pistol Pete Interview Series

In 2008, the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library celebrated the 50th anniversary of Pistol Pete by conducting a series of oral history interviews with former mascots. At that time, a number of these men were interviewed by the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the OSU Library about their experiences “being Pete” and are featured in this web resource.

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mascot, sports, athletics, frank eaton,
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Regents Professors

The position of Regents Professor is the most prestigious position that may be attained in recognition of scholarly accomplishments by faculty on the campus of Oklahoma State University. The position recognizes the few select faculty who have made unique contributions in several areas including research, artistic performance, creativity, teaching, and extension, to note only a few. The Regents Professor must demonstrate a distinguished record of nationally recognized excellence and scholarship in his/her discipline

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Remembering Henry Bellmon

The Remembering Henry Bellmon oral history interview series seeks to complete the story of beloved Oklahoman Henry Bellmon through the voices of people who worked with him and for him during his political career.

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politics,
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Robert E. Cunningham, Photographer and Collector: Shedding a Light on a Gem

This collection of glass plate negatives and acetate base photographs held in the OSU Library Archives represents a portion of Cunningham's collection amassed over the years. This memorabilia collection is historically significant in that it depicts the early history of OSU (A&M College), local history, and portraits of early residents of Stillwater.

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portrait, photo, photos, photographer, collector, glass plate, glass plate negative, acetate film, aerial, stillwater, oklahoma, payne county, oamc, a&m, a & m, a and m, armed forced, military, athlete, athletics, baseball, wrestling, football, building, wwi, world war i, wwii, world war ii, improving access,
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Secrets of the Century

On December 14, 1941, Oklahoma A&M College celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner hosted by OAMC President Henry G, Bennett. As a part of the celebrations, a time capsule was created, and attendees of the dinner were invited to write messages to the future attendees of the university. This digital collection contains 527 notecards written by the attendees.

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wwii, world war ii, oamc,
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SHAREOK

SHAREOK is the joint institutional repository shared by the Oklahoma State University Libraries, the University of Oklahoma Libraries and the University of Central Oklahoma Library. It serves as the home for the intellectual output of these communities and includes digital dissertations, faculty publications, digital special collections, open access publications, open educational resources and more.

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Soil Erosion and Conservation on the Southern Plains

A pictorial collection from glass lantern slides documenting the devastation caused by soil erosion and the innovative techniques utilized to successfully conserve soil and water resources on the southern Great Plains.

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Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee

In cooperation with the Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee, Oklahoma State University was pleased to host the 27th Biennial Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC). Brought to you by the Oklahoma State University Department of Forestry.

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Spotlighting Oklahoma

The Spotlighting Oklahoma Oral History Project was officially launched in 2009 as a way to document the development of Oklahoma by recording its cultural and intellectual history.

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Then and Now

From 2009 through 2013, Then & Now aired on KOSU-FM every week. Episodes highlighted unique and diverse voices from across the OOHRP’s collections.

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radio, podcast, kosu,
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Tom Coburn, M. D.: Senator from Oklahoma

The OSU Library has archived the website of Dr. Tom Coburn during his time as U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. The site is a snapshot from the end of Dr. Coburn's term. Because the site is a snapshot and is not being updated, visitors to the site can expect limited functionality.

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Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 Collection documents the history of the event through photographs that are all part of a rich archive of materials from the Ruth Sigler Avery Collection housed at the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa Library.

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Greenwood, riot,
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Veterinary Medicine Plexus & Vet Cetera

This collection provides full text access to publications from the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences: Plexus (1979-1997) and VetCetera (1998 to the present).

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Plexus, Vet Cetera
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Vingie E. Roe Collection

The Vingie E. Roe Collection contains seven of her novels (all published pre-1924), along with her scrapbook, and photographs.

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woman, women, womens archives, novel, novelist, author,
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WAVES at OAMC

The WAVES at OAMC collection consists of documents that detail the history of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) training school at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Oklahoma State University) during World War II.

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woman, women, womens archives, military, wwii, world war ii,
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Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

This website is created to honor and preserve the legacy of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel and facilitate research over her life and writing.

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woman, women, womens archives, oklahoma, california, poet, poetry, okie,
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Women of the Oklahoma Legislature

Chronicling the lives of women involved in the legislative arena, the Women of the Oklahoma Legislature Oral History Project highlights memories and historical documents of women who have served or are currently serving in the Oklahoma Legislature.

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woman, women, womens archives, politics, campaign, election, senator, representative, governor,
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World War II Posters

This collection contains 168 unique posters printed by the United States Government Printing Office during World War II. Subjects include U.S. allies, morale, information security, war bonds and stamps, food rationing, recruitment, Victory Gardens, scenes by Norman Rockwell, and miscellaneous related subjects.

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wwii, world war ii, propaganda,
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