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"Practically a Military School": The University of Oklahoma and World War I

Description: Article detailing the University of Oklahoma's reaction and response to the declaration of World War I in 1917. This includes the University of Oklahoma's administration, faculty, and students' actions to support the war effort. The revamped campus included barracks and military-training facilities. A Student Army Training Corps, precursor to ROTC, was born, and numerous students and faculty entered the armed services.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Levy, David W.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Earning Their Spurs in the Oil Patch: The Cinematic FBI, the Osage Murders, and the Test of the American West

Description: This article covers the Osage Murders, a series of murders occurring in Osage county in the early 1920s where victims were members of the Osage Tribe who all held rights that entitled them to oil royalties. The murders were eventually solved and later used to promote the Federal Bureau of Investigation, even being used as the basis for multiple books and movies.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Warren, Andrew L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Money Matters: The Stamp Scrip Movement in Depression-Era Oklahoma

Description: Article expanding on the previous 2004 article on Oklahoma's reaction to the depression era banking crisis of early 1933. In this article, Gatch ties the origin of the scrip movement to the writings of Yale University's professor Irving Fisher and traces the implementation of scrip schemes in nearly three dozen Oklahoma towns and explains the reasons for scrip's early success and rapid demise.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Gatch, Loren
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Reading Room of Their Own: Library Services for African Americans in Oklahoma, 1907-1946

Description: Article discussing the struggles African American Oklahomans faced for access to public library services. The first forty years of statehood brought a few successes, and by mid-century only eleven communities provided a public library facility for the state's black citizens.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Cassity, R. O. Joe, Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sooner State Civil Liberties in Perilous Times, 1940-1941, Part 1: The Oklahoma Federation for Constitutional Rights

Description: The first part of this two-part article examines citizen action in Oklahoma initiated in the fall of 1940 by the creation of the Oklahoma Federation of Constitutional Rights to preserve and defend freedom of speech, which later faced investigation by the legislature.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Wiegand, Wayne A. & Wiegand, Shirley A.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Meeting of Conquerors: Art Goebel and Charles Lindbergh in Tulsa, 1927

Description: Article recounts the meeting of Art Gobel and Charles A. Lindbergh in Tulsa in September 1927. Both aviators, Goebel was known as "The Conqueror of the Pacific," while Lindbergh was "The Conqueror of the Atlantic." Their meeting and behavior toward Oklahomans revealed much about each man's character and personality and about the American practice of hero making.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Hedglen, Thomas
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Reluctant Heir: Carl Albert, Watergate, and the American Presidency

Description: Article details Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Carl Bert Albert's decision to eschew the ultimate leadership role and recommend Rep. Gerald R. Ford as Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's successor after Agnew resigned in disgrace in 1973.
Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: Anderson, Heath
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Thrice Purchased: Acquisition and Allotment of the Citizen Potawatomi Reservation

Description: Article explores the arrival of the Potawatomi in central Oklahoma after being pushed out of their communally held Kansas reserve and into the Indian Territory, the acquisition of a new reservation, and the means used to force them to own land as individuals.
Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Kraft, Lisa
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Among the Indians: The Peace at Muscogee."

Description: Transcription of an article regarding a meeting about territorial government for Native Americans and citizenship. The article also discusses each of the commissioners present at the meeting, speeches, and various events.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Broken Thread: The Choctaw Spinning Association, 1937-1943

Description: This article details the process of reinstituting the art of spinning wool among the Choctaw as part of a project led by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to increase the income of Choctaw women through traditional native craft and analyzes the program's unfortunate demise.
Date: Winter 2008
Creator: Petty, Christina
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A New Frontier in Science: Robert S. Kerr, James E. Webb, and Oklahoma in the Spage Age

Description: Article discussing Oklahoma's involvement in the space race through the collaboration of Senator Robert S. Kerr and Frontiers of Science Foundation Director James E. Webb to bring the space age to Oklahoma in the 1950s and 1960s. In concert with other state leaders they promoted a National Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Space, encouraged science education in public schools, and brought nationally prominent space-race advocates to Oklahoma.
Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Moore, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Sobering News: Choctaw Temperance Reporting and Civic Journalism

Description: This article compares modern "civic journalism" with its nineteenth-century counterpart by examining editorial positions on the temperance movement as printed in the pages of the Choctaw Telegraph and the Choctaw Intelligencer. The two journals campaigned against alcohol in the Choctaw Nation.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Mize, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Revolution for the Hell of It: Abbie Hoffman Visits Oklahoma State University in 1971

Description: Article discussing the struggle between Oklahoma State University student activists and conservative students and administrators in 1970-71 regarding the push to invite Abbie Hoffman as a campus speaker. This fueled an enormous controversy that, in the end, upheld the constitutional rights of OSU students.
Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Johnson, Erica
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Few Unreasonable Proposals: Some Rejected Ideas from the Cherokee Allotment Negotiations

Description: Article describes the Cherokee Nation's striving to preserve several important elements of their political culture when facing the allotment of their tribal land in severalty. Their proposals for land ownership, judicial administration, and representation in the United States Congress were summarily rejected by the members of the Dawes Commission during the 1898-199 talks.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Denson, Andrew
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Education for Successful Living: University School at the University of Oklahoma, 1917-1973

Description: Article discusses the University School at the University of Oklahoma as a model of progressive education. Ellsworth Collings founded University School in 1917, a junior high and later high school. For fifty-six years it was to be a nexus of experimentation, observation, and practice exemplifying the ideals of Progressive education.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Mackie, Steven Wade
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Hoorah for Integration!": The Adoption of the 1955 Better Schools Amendment

Description: This article examines the campaign led by Governor Raymond D. Gary to adopt a constitutional amendment ending the time-honored special tax for separate schools and begin the process of integration after the Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Lough, Keith D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Little Buzz Buggies": Midget Auto Racing in Oklahoma City, 1946-1964

Description: Article details the phenomenon of midget auto racing in Oklahoma, which gained popularity after World War II. Midget auto racing, held in Oklahoma City's Taft Stadium drew huge crowds and gave several race-car drivers the experiences that took them onward to the Indianapolis 500 and other major races.
Date: Summer 2007
Creator: Kurth, Galen
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Setbacks and Successes: Cameron University's Library, 1909-2000

Description: Article examines the Cameron library's policies for collections development, materials access, and constant improvement of buildings that helped this important regional institution reach full university status.
Date: Autumn 2007
Creator: Young, Sheridan Eleanor
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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