Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 89, Number 1, Spring 2011 Page: 98
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Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame
Jim Argo, Sandie Olson,
Juanita Keel Tate, and
Alvin O. Turner
By Elizabeth M. B. Bass
Since 1993 the Oklahoma Historical Society has annually honored
up to four individuals, both professional and amateur, in its
Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. Recipients are selected on the
basis of their contributions to the preservation, collection, interpre-
tation, and dissemination of Oklahoma history. These criteria were
first published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, 72 (Summer 1994).
To date, seventy-five individuals have been inducted.
Early honorees included Grant Foreman, Joseph B. Thoburn,
Muriel H. Wright, Edward Everett Dale, and Angie Debo. In addi-
tion to historians, the award has been bestowed on artist Charles
Banks Wilson, Cherokee genealogist Emmet Starr, author John Jo-
seph Mathews, and Apache educator Mildred Imach Cleghorn. The
inductees are honored at the awards banquet held during the
Oklahoma Historical Society's Annual Meeting in April each year.
In April 2011 Jim Argo, Sandie Olson, Juanita Keel Tate, and Alvin
0. Turner were inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of
Fame. The inductees are featured in this issue of The Chronicles.
Jim Argo was born in Kansas and grew up in west Texas. As a
student at Texas Tech University in Lubbock he worked as a stu-
dent photographer for the campus newspaper before working at
daily papers in Lubbock and Amarillo. In 1963 Argo made the move
to Oklahoma City to work for the Daily Oklahoman and the
Oklahoma City Times, beginning his forty-year-long career as an
Oklahoma photojournalist. He spent his career telling the stories of
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