Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 91, Number 2, Summer 2013 Page: 220
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THE CHRONICLES OF OKLAHOMA
* NOTES AND DOCUMENTS
The Oklahoma Historians Hall
Eddie Faye Gates and Max Nichols
By Paul F Lambert and 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,
interpretation, and dissemination of Oklahoma history These criteria
were first published in The Chronicles of Oklahoma 72 (Summer 1994).
To date, eighty-three 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 2013 Bill Anoatubby, Bill
Corbett, Eddie Faye Gates, and Max Nichols were inducted into the
Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame. The inductees are featured in this
issue and the previous issue of The Chronicles.
Eddie Faye Gates
Eddie Faye Gates was born in Preston, Oklahoma, in rural Okmulgee
County and graduated from Okmulgee's Dunbar High School in 1951
She studied for three years at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama,
where she met and married her husband, Norman Gates. In the first
fourteen years of their marriage, the couple moved twelve times and
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