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“UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” program

August 21, 2019, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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The Oklahoma Historical Society will present “UCO: the Best-Kept Secret in the OKC Metro Area” Wednesday, August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Nicole Willard will speak about collections at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO). The Max Chambers Library, Archives, and Special Collections at UCO have a rich tradition of collecting materials to document the history of the university, Edmond, and other Oklahoma communities. In this session, you will learn about special collections that may help with your genealogical research.

Nicole Willard is the assistant executive director of the Max Chambers Library at the University of Central Oklahoma. In her position, she directs the Archives and Special Collections, Library Advancement and Communications, and Library Assessment and Strategic Planning. Willard also serves as an adjunct faculty member in UCO’s History and Geography Department teaching courses that support the Museum Studies Program. She holds a Master’s degree in History with a minor in Geography from the University of Central Oklahoma and has been a certified archivist since 2008. She served two terms on the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board helping many Oklahoma institutions preserve their valuable historical heritage. Willard is currently serving as commissioner and chair of the Oklahoma State Archive’s & Records Commission. Preserving the past for future generations is one of her passions.

This program is $5 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers. We ask that you register in advance. Please call the Research Center at 405-522-5225 to register. This program will be held in the Clark and Kay Musser Learning Lab, which is located inside the Research Center on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center.


August 21, 2019
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105


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