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48 Hours in Atoka

Description: Article describes the 48 Hours in Atoka concert that took place in 1975 and the impact this concert had on the local Atoka community.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Donovan-Wallis, Cindy
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The 1969 Oklahoma City Garbage Strike

Description: Article covers the Oklahoma City worker's strike in 1969 when sanitation workers, mostly African Americans, went on strike for higher wages and better working conditions. The article expounds on the reasons for the strike, the attention it received locally and nationally from African American politicians and organizations, and the results of the resolve of the strikers and their supporters.
Date: Winter 2010
Creator: Lowitt, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Almost Hopeless in the Wake of the Storm": The 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic in Oklahoma

Description: Article examines the impact of the Spanish flu epidemic on Oklahomans during 1918-1919. Nigel Anthony Sellars discusses the spread of the epidemic on a detailed level, identifying the medical institutions and professionals who sought to combat the epidemic as it spread from one Oklahoma city to another.
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Sellars, Nigel Anthony
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"America, Love It or Leave It": Some Native American Initiatives to Move to Mexico, 1890-1940

Description: Article describes the emigration to Mexico initiative some Native American tribes in Oklahoma considered between 1890 and 1940. Steven Crum also describes the national government's response to these efforts and references the similarity of the 1960s phrase coined in the article's title.
Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Crum, Steven
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Anatomy of an Oklahoma Lynching: Bryan County, August 12-13, 1911

Description: Article provides details surrounding the lynching of John Lee, a black man who attacked and killed a woman alone with her children near Durant, Oklahoma in 1911. Lowell Blaisdell describes the history of racial violence in the area, including other lynching incidents, and the circulation of rumors and paranoia that went hand-in-hand with the attitudes of the era.
Date: Autumn 2001
Creator: Blaisdell, Lowell L.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"And The Skies Are Not Cloudy All Day": Drought and the Cherokee Outlet Land Run

Description: This article details the difficulties that settlers of the Cherokee Outlet faced and how they coped with adverse conditions. Many environmental and economic factors contributed to their success or failure, including a major drought on the Southern Plains that coincided with the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in 1893.
Date: Winter 2003
Creator: Sweeney, Kevin Z.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"An anxiety to do right": The Life of Judge John Hazelton Cotteral, 1864-1933

Description: Article provides a portrait of John H. Cotteral, the first federal judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and the first Oklahoman to occupy the bench of the circuit court of appeals. The article explores both the man and the legal opinions he wrote throughout his forty-year career.
Date: Autumn 2000
Creator: Leitch, Kevin C.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"Any Woman That Could Ride a Horse Could Fly": Dorothy K. Pressler Morgan, 1930s Oklahoma Aviatrix

Description: Article describes the role of Dorothy Pressler Morgan in aviation history. In 1930 Dorothy Pressler Morgan became the second female pilot licensed in Oklahoma by the U.S. Department of Commerce. She was also known as Oklahoma City's best stunt pilot, an altitude-record setter, and the nation's first female airport manager.
Date: Spring 2006
Creator: Fugate, Tally D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

"The Best Our Country Has To Offer": Peace Corps Training at the University of Oklahoma

Description: Article describes the Peace Corps training program in the 1960s-80s at the University of Oklahoma, which included language, technical, and cultural training. Experienced international trainer Richard H. Hancock relates stories from his own travels as well as those gained while working with the recruits at OU.
Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Hancock, Richard H.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Black, White, and Read: The Muskogee Daily Phoenix's Coverage of the Sequoyah Statehood Convention of 1905

Description: Article provides a portrayal of the Sequoyah Statehood Convention, a gathering of the leaders of the "Five Civilized Tribes" in Oklahoma to propose the creation of a state separate from Oklahoma Territory, Sequoyah. Richard Mize's account relies on the newspaper coverage by the Muskogee Daily Phoenix, and highlights the voice and opinions of the paper's editor, Clarence B. Douglas.
Date: Summer 2004
Creator: Mize, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Bringing Back the Big Game: The Reintroduction of Elk to the Wichita Mountains

Description: Article explores the circumstances surrounding the decision to move starving Rocky Mountain elk from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the Wichita Mountains National Forest and Game Preserve in southwestern Oklahoma in 1911, and the Progressive conservation ideals behind bringing the elk to Oklahoma.
Date: Autumn 2010
Creator: Pearce, Matthew Allen
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

Brother Bankers: Frank P. and Hugh M. Johnson, Founders of the First National Bank and Trust Company of Oklahoma City

Description: Article explores the parallel paths in Oklahoma banking history of brothers F. P. and H. M. Johnson. The brothers came from Mississippi to Oklahoma and made names for themselves in their own banking ventures across the state before teaming up to create the First National Bank and Trust Company in Oklahoma City.
Date: Winter 2010
Creator: Hightower, Michael J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Building a New Life: The Polish Settlers of Harrah, Oklahoma

Description: Article details the history of Polish settlers in Oklahoma, from the mass migration that occurred between 1825 and the beginning of World War I, to the founding of Harrah, Oklahoma, to their attempts to preserve Polish culture, heritage, and traditions for future generations. Agnieszka Kemerley explores the reasons for their migration as well as the growth of Harrah itself.
Date: Summer 2003
Creator: Kemerley, Agnieszka
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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