Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 90, Number 2, Summer 2012 Page: 237
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NOTES AND DOCUMENTS
* NOTES AND DOCUMENTS
The Oklahoma Historians
H all of Fame
Richard Lowitt and Rennard Strickland
By Paul F. Lambert and Elizabeth M. B. Bass
Since 1993 the Oklahoma Historical Society has an-
nually 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, inter-
pretation, and dissemination of Oklahoma history. These criteria were
first published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma 72 (Summer 1994). To
date, seventy-nine individuals have been inducted.
Early honorees included Grant Foreman, Joseph B. Thoburn, Muriel
H. Wright, Edward Everett Dale, and Angie Debo. In addition to
historians, the award has been bestowed on artist Charles Banks Wilson,
Cherokee genealogist Emmet Starr, author John Joseph 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 2012 David Dary, Kenny
A. Franks, Richard Lowitt, and Rennard Strickland were inducted into
the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. The inductees are featured in
this issue and the previous issue of The Chronicles.
Richard Lowitt's career led him from New York City to the History
Department at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 1987. Born in 1922
he received MA and PhD degrees in history from Columbia Univer-
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