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Flat, Cool & Acid-free: International Programs at OSU

In this episode of Flat, Cool & Acid-free, learn about the history of international programs at OSU. Explore the Archives Facebook page and see photos from the Archives at…

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Flat, Cool & Acid-free: The sounds of a place

Hear music by Oklahoma fiddlers captured by Jim Renner for his 1979 thesis and explore the cultural impact of the "sounds of a place" with Sarah Milligan, Head of the Oklahoma Oral History…

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Flat Cool & Acid-free: Paul Miller

As a prominent figure for both the Associated Press and Gannett Company during WWII and the Cold War, Paul Miller distinguishes himself as a true American journalist and witness to history. The…

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Sidebar "OSU Presidential Spaces"

David Peters, Head of the Oklahoma State University Archives, highlights the different spaces on campus designed for the presidents of the University. Purchase a copy of STATE to read other…

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Paul Miller: American Journalist

As a prominent figure for both the Associated Press and Gannett Company during WWII and the Cold War, Paul Miller distinguishes himself as a true American journalist and witness to history. The…

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Can I Have This Dance?

In the 1920s, dances were a major part of the social life of sororities, fraternities, residential halls and other social groups. Dance cards were used to organize the order of dances and to…

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Sidebar "Secrets of the Century"

The year was 1941 and Oklahoma State University celebrates its 50th anniversary with the Golden Jubilee celebration. Memorabilia is placed in a time capsule to be opened 50 years later. The most…

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ARCHIVES: Nancy Randolph Davis, First African-American Enrollee at OSU

Nancy Randolph Davis was a pioneer in Oklahoma higher education and holds a special place in the history of Oklahoma State University. In the summer of 1949, she was the first African-American…

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ARCHIVES: Bob Kurland on Meeting Coach Henry Iba

Robert A. Kurland was born December 23, 1924 in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from high school in Jennings, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, and then headed to Oklahoma A&M College (OAMC).…

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ARCHIVES: Dr. Rollins on Joining OSU’s English Department in the 1970s

Peter C. Rollins graduated from Harvard University and was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served three years, including duty in Vietnam. In 1966 Peter returned to Harvard to pursue a…

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ARCHIVES: Early History of the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Dr. Jonathan Friend was a pioneer in helping establish and build Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Course work for the college was initiated in March, 1948, and…

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ARCHIVES: Impact of the Great Depression on Students During the 1930s

Russell Pierson enrolled at Oklahoma A&M College in 1929. While he was active in athletics, making the varsity track and cross country teams, Pierson was also involved with the Aggie Society and…

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ARCHIVES: Walt Garrison and OSU Football in the 1960s

Walt Garrison grew up in Lewisville, Texas. In high school, while working for the American Nut Company, Walt made a strong impression on the company owner, who helped arrange a scholarship…

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ARCHIVES: Special Memories from Animal Sciences with Dr. Totusek

Bob Totusek has been associated with Oklahoma State University for more than a half century and has known OSU graduates whose lives span more than a century. As student, professor and Head of the…

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ARCHIVES: Remembering the First Pistol Pete Mascots

As of 2015, Bill F. Smith is the oldest living former Pistol Pete mascot. He served in this role during his sophomore year at OSU in 1959-60. In this oral history interview excerpt from the O-STATE…

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ARCHIVES: Looking Back on the Tragic Plane Crash of OSU President Henry G. Bennett

Judge Thomas E. Bennett moved with his parents, two brothers and two sisters to Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 1928 when his father, Dr. Henry G. Bennett, became the President of Oklahoma A&M College.…

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