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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

Forty Feet Under: Kaw City and the Kaw Project on the Arkansas River, 1957-1976

Description: Article describing the process of the construction of the Kaw Dam and Reservoir. From the mid-1950s the inhabitants of Kaw City, founded in 1902 in Kay County, anticipated the construction of Kaw Dam and Reservoir on the Arkansas River. As the bureaucratic process dragged on for decades, the project divided the community. Ultimately, the residents rebuilt on a new site, and by 1977 "Old" Kaw City lay forty feet under Kaw Lake.
Date: Winter 2006
Creator: Lowitt, Richard
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
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