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High School: Oklahoma History Content Skills

Content Standard 5: The student will investigate how post-war social, political, and economic events continued to transform the state of Oklahoma during the 1950s through the present.

OKLAHOMA HISTORY CENTER EDUCATION RESOURCES

African Americans in Oklahoma trunk and traveling exhibit: trunk description
American Indians in Oklahoma trunk and e-exhibit: trunk description | e-exhibit
Oklahomans in Space and trunk and e-exhibit: trunk description | e-exhibit
Oil and Gas trunk: trunk description
The African American Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma e-exhibit

  1. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to evaluate the progress of race relations and actions of civil disobedience in the state including the
    1. Judicial interpretation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment which ultimately resulted in the desegregation of public facilities, and public schools and universities,
    2. Landmark Supreme Court cases of Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (1948) and McLaurin v. Oklahoma Board of Regents for Higher Education (1950),
    3. Lunch counter sit-ins organized by Clara Luper and the NAACP, and
    4. Leadership of Governor Gary in the peaceful integration of the public common and higher education systems.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Brophy, Alfred L. "McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents"
Decker, Stefanie Lee. "Luper, Clara Shepard"
Everett, Dianna. "Better Schools Amendment"
Hall, Melvin C. "Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel"
Smallwood, James M. "NAACP"
Norris, L. David. "Gary, Raymond Dancel"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Collection (OHS)
  • Clara Luper Collection (OHS)
  • Cross, George L. Blacks in White Colleges: Oklahoma's Landmark Cases (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1975)
  • Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel with Danny Goble. A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996)
  • Franklin, Jimmie Lewis. Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982)
  • Graves, Carl R. "The Right to Be Served: Oklahoma City's Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 1958–1964," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 59 (Summer 1981)
  • Jimmy Stewart Collection (OHS)
  • Lough, D. Keith. "Hoorah for Integration! The Adoption of the 1955 Better Schools Amendment," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 85 (Summer 2007)
  • Luper, Clara. Behold the Walls (Oklahoma City: J. Wire, 1979)
  • "Luther Bohanon" judge who presided over Dowell v. Oklahoma City Public Schools (1961), a crucial school integration case (vertical file, OHS)
  • Moore, Shirley Ann Wilson. African American women confront the West: 1600–2000 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)
  • Swain, Ruth E. Ada Lois: The Sipuel Story (New York: Vantage Press, 1978)

Audio/Visual

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Clara Luper Sit Ins OK Moments, Oklahoma Council Social Studies, YouTube Channel
  • Henry Bellmon Papers, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents (1950), 339 U.S. 637, Supreme Court
  • Tushnet, Mark. Making Civil Rights Law: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court, 1936–1961. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994

Voices of Oklahoma

  • Bellmon, Henry, former Governor and Senator discussing the integration of Oklahoma schools
  • Fisher, Bruce, son of civil rights activist Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher discussing Oklahoma race relations
  • McDonald, Nancy, community activist discussing the integration of Tulsa Public Schools



  1. Analyze the impact of economic growth in various sectors including the
    1. Impact of rural to urban migration,
    2. Development of water and timber resources,
    3. Emergence of the tourism as an industry,
    4. Discovery of new fossil fuel resources, Tulsa's designation as Oil Capital of the World, and the opening of the Anadarko Basin, and
    5. Improvement of the state's transportation infrastructures and the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Anderson, Ken. "Natural Gas"
Everett, Dianna. "Highways" "Turnpikes and Toll Bridges"
Fite, Gilbert C. "Farming"
Malley, Marjorie C. "Mineral Water"
O'Dell, Larry. "McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System" "Mill Towns (Lumber)"
Roberson, Glen. "Grand River Dam Authority"
Ross, William G. "Choctaw Lumber Company," "Forestry," "Oklahoma Forestry Authority"
Wilson, Linda D. "Oklahoma Today"

RESEARCH CENTER SOURCES

Library

  • "Anadarko Basin" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Clark, Ira G. Then Came the Railroads: The Century from Steam to Diesel in the Southwest (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1958)
  • Dawson, Robert F. Born to Fly: The Story of a Barnstormer, from Jennies to Jets (Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, c1990)
  • Debo, Angie, Tulsa: From Creek Town to Oil Capitol (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1943)
  • Ezell, John Samuel. "Innovations in Energy: The Story of Kerr-McGee," The Oklahoman, October 3rd, 2004
  • Franks, Kenny A. The Rush Begins: A History of the Red Fork, Cleveland and Glenn Pool Oil Fields (Oklahoma City: Western Heritage Books, 1984)
  • Hale, Douglas. "The People of Oklahoma, Economics and Social Change," in Oklahoma: New Views on the Forty-Sixth State, ed. Anne Hodges Morgan and H. Wayne Morgan. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982)
  • Hofsommer, Donovan L., ed. Railroads in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1977)
  • Lage, Gerald M. A Profile of Oklahoma: Economic Development, 1950–1975 (Oklahoma City: Frontiers of Science Foundation of Oklahoma, 1977)
  • Lowitt, Richard. Water and Power: Developing the Grand River Dam Authority, Part 1, 1935–1944," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 87, Winter 2009–10
  • Mape, Ruth B. The Arkansas Waterway: People, Places, Events in the Valley, 1817–1971 (Little Rock: University Press, 1972)
  • Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Collection (OHS)

Audio/Visual

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES




  1. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to describe the artistic contributions of Oklahomans in the fields of music, art, literature, theater and dance including Ralph Ellison and the Five Indian Ballerinas as well as the perceptions of Oklahoma by the rest of the nation because of the musical Oklahoma.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Erhard, Thomas A. "Riggs, Rollie Lynn"
Everett, Dianna. "Thomas, Joyce Carol"
Everett, Dianna, "Oklahoma!" "Rawls, Woodrow Wilson"
Hunt, David C. "Houser (Haozous), Allan"
Logsdon, Guy. "Guthrie, Woodrow Wilson"
O'Dell, Larry, "A. Y. Owen" "Keith, Toby"
Steed, Patricia L. "Momaday, Navarre Scott"
Taylor, Gordon O. "Ellison, Ralph Waldo"
Vincent, Melissa, "Chouteau, Myra Yvonne"
Watson, Mary Jo. "Art, American Indian"
Watson, Douglas. "Rogers, William Penn Adair"
Wilson, Linda D. "Oliver, Jennie Harris"

RESEARCH CENTER SOURCES

Library

  • Blackburn, Bob L. "Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame-Emmet Starr," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 75 (Summer 1997)
  • Devlin, Jean M. "Photographing Life: A.Y. Owen Captured America's Moments," Oklahoma Today 41 (November–December 1991)
  • "Jeannie Harris Oliver" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Livingston, Lili Cockerille. American Indian Ballerinas. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997)
  • Schubnell, Matthias. Conversations with N. Scott Momaday (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, c1997)
  • "S.E. Hinton" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Spears, Jack, "Hollywood's Oklahoma," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 76 (Winter 1989–1990)
  • Tallchief, Maria and Larry Kaplan. Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina (New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1997)
  • Yagoda, Ben. Will Rogers: A Biography. (New York: HarperCollins Publisher, 1993)

Audio/Visual

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • "Garth Brooks." vertical file, Archives, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City
  • Houser, Allan. As Long As the Waters Flow, Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City
  • Larsen, Mike. Flight of Spirit, Great Rotunda of Oklahoma Capitol, Oklahoma City
  • Schubnell, Matthias. N. Scott Momaday: The Cultural and Literary Background. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985)
  • Tracy, Steven C. A Historical Guide to Ralph Ellison. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)
  • "Vince Gill." vertical file, Archives, Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City

Voices of Oklahoma:




  1. Summarize the impact of Oklahoma's leadership on state and national policies including the rise of viable two party elections, Governor Henry Bellmon, and United States Representative Carl Albert.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Bissett, Jim. "Socialist Party"
Burke, Bob. "Boren, David Lyle"
Burke, Bob. "Nigh, George Patterson"
Creel, Von Russell. "Monroney, Almer Stillwell"
Gaddie, Ronald Keith, "Democratic Party," "Republican Party"
Goble, Danney. "Government and Politics"
Hanneman, Carolyn G. "Bellmon, Henry Louis"
Kosmerick, Todd J. "Belcher, Page Henry"
Lowitt, Richard. "Harris, Fred Roy"
Morgan, Anne Hodges. "Kerr, Robert Samuel"
Sloan, Erin M. "Albert, Carl Bert"
Thompson, John. "Ameringer, Frieda"
Rausch Jr., John David. "Initiative and Referendum"
Webb, David D. "Thomas, John William Elmer"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • Bruce, Terry L. "Raymond Dancel Gary, Governor of Oklahoma, 1955–1959," in Oklahoma's Governors, 1955–1979: Growth and Reform, ed. LeRoy H. Fischer (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1985)
  • Cromley, Allan. "Steed Rose to Power in Congress from 'Poor White Trash' Boyhood" Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) 9 June 1983
  • "Donald Nickles" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Goble, Danney. Progressive Oklahoma: The Making of a New Kind of State (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Kee, Danny F. "Dewey Follett Bartlett, Governor of Oklahoma, 1967–1971," in Oklahoma's Governors, 1955–1979: Growth and Reform, ed. LeRoy H. Fischer (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1985)-Governor of Oklahoma, 1967–1971, U.S. Senator, champion of minority reform, vocal advocate for the oil and gas industry
  • McLaughlin, Patrick L. Oklahoma Governors, 1955–1979: Growth and Reform, ed. LeRoy H. Fischer (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1985)
  • Morgan, David R., Robert E. England, and George G. Humphreys, eds., Oklahoma Politics and Policies: Governing the Sooner State (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1991)
  • "Roy Turner." Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 12 June 1973 and 14 June 1973
  • Scales, James R. and Danney Goble. Oklahoma Politics: A History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982)

Audio/Visual

  • Raymond Gary interview, 1993 (H1993.002, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, OHS)
  • United States House Speaker Carl Albert and Oklahoma Governor David Hall in McAlester at Dedication of Carl Albert Monument, April 1974 (Earl Metcalf Collection, box 1, photographs 13941 through 13975, OHS)
  • Senator Kerr 1960 Campaign, 1960 (F2009.117.001, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Collection, OHS)
  • But What Do They Do in There? The Story of the Oklahoma Legislative Process, 1974 (F2009.117.004, Oklahoma Department of Libraries Collection, OHS)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Bednar, Nancy L. and Allan D. Hertzke, "The Christian Right and Republican Realignment in Oklahoma," Political Science 28 (1995)
  • Hale, John F. and S.T. Kean, "Oklahoma," in State Party Profiles, ed. Andrew M. Appleton and Daniel S. Ward (Washington D.C.: OPSA Press, 1999)
  • Henry Bellmon Papers, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Oklahoma State Election Board, Oklahoma Elections: Statehood to Present, Vol. 1 (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma State Election Board, 1988)
  • Robert Samuel Kerr Papers, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Voices of Oklahoma




  1. Analyze the evolving relationship between state and tribal governments impacting tribal self-determination and control over Native American lands and resources including issues of joint jurisdiction, taxation, and gaming.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Clark, Blue. "Lone Wolf v. Hitchcock"
Clough, Josh. "American Indian Movement"
Corbett, Bill and Rachel Whitaker. "Union Agency"
Cowger, Thomas W. "Clyde Warrior," Pan-Indian Movements"
Eddings, Anna. "Boudinot, Elias"
Ellis, Clyde. "American Indians and Education"
Everett, Dianna. "McCoy, Isaac"
Fixico, Donald, "American Indians"
Fluharty, Sterling. "Harris, LaDonna Vita Tabbytite"
Frank, Andrew K. "Five Civilized Tribes", "Indian Removal"
Gaede, E. Jethro. "Termination and Relocation Programs"
Gracey, Marci Barnes. "American Indian Federation"
Kidwell, Clara Sue. "Allotment"
Mason, W. Dale. "Indian Gaming"
May, Jon D. "Leased District"
Meredith, Mary Ellen. "Milam, Jesse Bartely"
O'Dell, Larry. "Mayes, Samuel Houston"
Pierce, Michael D. "Parker, Quanah"
Rader, Brian F. "Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act"
Swan, Daniel C. "Native American Church"
Tatro, M. Kaye. "Burke Act (1906)" "Curtis Act (1898)"
Warde, Mary Jane. "Grayson, George Washington"
Westmoreland, Ingrid P. "Inter-tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • Burton, Jeffrey. Indian Territory and the United States, 1866–1906: Courts, Government and the Movement for Oklahoma Statehood (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995)
  • Colber, Thomas Burnell. "Visionary or Rogue?: The Life and Legacy of Elias Cornelius Boudinot," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 65 (Fall 1987)
  • "Cyrus Harris" (vertical file, OHS)a
  • Deloria, Jr. Vine. American Indian policy in the Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985)
  • Deloria, Jr. Vine. The Indian Reorganization Act: Congresses and Bills (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002)
  • Douglas H. Johnston Collection (OHS)
  • "Elias Cornelius Boudinot" (vertical file, OHS)
  • "Five Civilized Tribes, Legal Status" (vertical file, OHS)
  • "Indians, Taxes" and "Indians, Governing Bodies" (vertical files, OHS)
  • "John F. Brown" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Jones, Leslie. "Chitto Harjo and the Snake Rebellion," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 88 (Summer 2010)
  • Littlefield, Daniel F. and James W. Parins, eds. Encyclopedia of American Indian Removal, Volume 1, A–Z (Greenwood Press, 2011)
  • Lowe, Marjorie J. "Let's Make It Happen': W.W. Keeler and Cherokee Renewal," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 74 (Summer 1996)
  • Mason, W. Dale. Indian Gaming: Tribal sovereignty and American politics (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000)
  • Mathes, Valerie Sherer and Richard Lowitt. The Standing Bear Controversy: Prelude to Indian Reform (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003)
  • McBeth, Sally. Ethnic Identity and the Boarding School Experience of West-Central Oklahoma Indians (Washington D.C.: University Press of America, 1983)
  • Mihesuah, Devon A., ed. "Repatriation: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue," The American Indian Quarterly 20 (1996)
  • Miner, H. Craig. The Corporation and the Indian: Tribal Sovereignty and Industrial Civilization in Indian Territory, 1865–1907 (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1976)
  • Otis, D.S. The Dawes Act and the Allotment of Indian Land, ed. Francis Paul Prucha (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1973)
  • Perdue, Theda and Michael D. Green, ed. The Cherokee Removal: A Brief History with Documents (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995)
  • Simcosky, Brent. Proud Nations: Celebrating Tribal Self-Governance. Bellingham, (Washington: Self-Governance Communication and Education Project, 2005)
  • "Oklahoma Indian Gaming and Tourism" (Tara Damron Collection, box 1, folder 8, OHS)
  • "Wilma Mankiller" (vertical file, OHS)

Audio/Visual

Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection

  • Henry Shemayme interview, 1984 (H1984.113)
  • Mary F. McCormick interview, 2005 (H2005.018)
  • Lloyd Buffalo interview, 1985 (H1985.078)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Voices of Oklahoma




  1. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze the oil and gas boom of the 1970s and the subsequent bust and of the energy industry during the 1980s including the impact of the Penn Square Bank Collapse on the state's economy, employment, and banking.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Doti, Lynne Pierson. "Penn Square Bank"
Franks, Kenny A. "Petroleum Industry"
Hedglen, Thomas L. "Hefner, Robert Alexander III"
Schroeder, Adriana G. "Kirkpatrick, John Elson"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • "Banks and Banking" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City), 2–8 July 1982
  • Faulk, Odie B. An Oklahoma Legacy: The Life of Robert A. Hefner, Jr. (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, c1980)
  • Franks, Kenny A. The Oklahoma Petroleum Industry (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Hightower, Michael. "Penn Square: The Shopping Center Bank that Shook the World, Part 2: Bust," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 90 (Summer 2012)
  • Lambert, Paul. Drill Bits, Picks and Shovels: A History of Mineral Resources in Oklahoma, ed. John W. Morris (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1982)
  • Rister, Carl Coke. Oil! Titan of the Southwest (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1949)
  • "Robert A. Hefner III" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Zweig, Phillip L. Belly Up: The Collapse of the Penn Square Bank (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1985)

Audio/Visual

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES




  1. Describe the contemporary role the state's agriculture plays in feeding the nation and the world including the wheat, corn, cattle, pork, and chicken industries.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Carver, Brett F. "'Early Triumph' Wheat"
Fite, Gilbert C. "Farming"
Leahy, Todd E. "Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association"
May, Jon D. "Braum's Dairy," "Dairy Industry"
Mayda, Chris. "Hog Industry"
O'Dell, Larry. "Poultry Industry"
Travis, Paul D. and Jeffrey B. Robb, "Corn,"  "Wheat"
Warner, Larkin. "Oklahoma Economy"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • "Agriculture: Poultry" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Bischoff, J.P. "Sheep and Wheat: The History of Flocks in Oklahoma," in Ranch and Range in Oklahoma, ed. Jimmy M. Skaggs (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1978)
  • "Braum's" (vertical file, OHS)
  • "Cattle Industry" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Field, John. "Corn, Oklahoma's Leading Crop," Sturm's Oklahoma Magazine 7 (January 1909).
  • Green, Donald E. "Beginnings of Wheat Culture in Oklahoma," in Rural Oklahoma, ed. Donald E. Green (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1977)
  • Olson, Ralph E. "Agriculture in Oklahoma," in Geography of Oklahoma, ed. John W. Morris (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society: 1977)
  • Peters, Edmund A. "Joseph Danne: Oklahoma Plant Genticist and His Triumph Wheat," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 59 (Spring 1981)
  • "Sheep Industry—Oklahoma" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Stout, Joseph A. Oklahoma Cattlemen: An Association History (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation, 1981)

Audio/Visual

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Hart, John Fraser and Chris Mayda. "Pork on the Panhandle," Geographical Review 87 (July 1997)
  • Warner, Larkin. "An Overview of Oklahoma's Economic History," Oklahoma Business Bulletin (September and December 1995)



  1. Explain the leadership of Oklahoma and its people in the field of aeronautics including the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA space program, and the influence of weather research on national disaster preparedness.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Attalla, Meghan Iman. "Ninety-Nines"
Bennett-Jones, Julia A. "Transcontinental Air Transport"
Carlson, Erik D. "Post, Wiley Hardeman"
Creel, Von Russell. "Monroney, Almer Stillwell"
Everett, Dianna. "Cobb, Geraldyn M."
Fugate, Tally D. "War Production Training Centers"
Hedglen, Thomas L. "Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center"
Johnson, Howard L. "Climate," "Oklahoma Climatological Survey"
Kelley, Leo. "Tornadoes"
Lowitt, Richard. "Environment and Cultural Ecology"
Moore, Bill. "Pogue, William Reid"
O'Dell, Larry. "Soucek, Apollo"
Tolman, Keith. "Aviation Manufacturing"
Tolman, Keith. "Page, Clarence Edgar"
Tolman, Keith. "Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission"
Wilson, Linda D. "Haise Jr, Fred Wallace"
Wilson, Linda D. "Herrington, John Bennett"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • Barrett, Charles F. "Thomas E. Braniff," Oklahoma After Fifty Years: A History of the Sooner State and Its People, 1889–1939, Vol. 3 (Oklahoma City: Historical Record Association, 1941)
  • Crowder, James L. "Tinker's Twin Twisters of 1948 and the Birth of Tornado Forecasting," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 78 (Fall 2000)
  • Daily Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) 17 August 1975, 13 October 1988, 28 April 1991
  • "Donna Shirley" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Moore, Bill. Oklahomans and Space (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 2011)
  • Patel, Mukesh. Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission History (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, 1993)
  • "Shannon Lucid" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Sterling, Bryan B. and Francis N. Sterling, Forgotten Eagle: Wiley Post, America's Heroic Aviation Pioneer (New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2001)
  • Tolman, Keith et al. The Oklahoma Aviation Story (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2004)

Audio/Visual

  • Jim Williams interview, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, 1/16/1991, WKY weather reporter H1991.070, Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection, OHS)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • "Academy History," vertical file, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Library, Oklahoma City
  • William Pogue, Voices of Oklahoma, Chapters 8–10, 12-14-Astronaut/Aviator



  1. Examine major cultural and ethnic groups' contributions to the social and economic transformation of the modern state of Oklahoma.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Atkins, Hannah D. "Hall, Amos T.," "Stewart, James Edward"
Clough, Josh. "American Indian Movement"
Decker, Stefanie Lee. "Atkins, Hannah Diggs"
Ellis, Clyde. "American Indians and Christianity"
Everett, Dianna. "Asians," "Zuhdi, Nazih"
Fixico, Donald. "American Indians"
Franklin, Jimmie Lewis. "African Americans"
Fugate, Tally D. "WAVES"
Glasrud, Bruce A. "Buffalo Soldiers"
Habiby, Raymond. "Middle Easterners"
Henry, Robert H. "Civil Rights Movement"
Janda, Lance. "Women and the World Wars"
Loconto, David G. "Italians"
Machann, Clinton. "Czechs"
Miles, Dennis B. "Choctaw Schools"
Million, Anne. "French"
O'Dell, Larry. "All-Black Towns,"  "Colleges, African American," "English, Scottish, and Welsh," "Irish"
Pate, James P. "Cherokee Advocate"
Reese, Linda. "Freedmen," "Women"
Schrems, Suzzanne H. "Women's Legislative Council"
Shevitz, Amy Hill. "Jews"
Smith, Michael M. "Hispanics"
Sukholutskaya, Mara. "Ukrainians"
Taylor, Gordon O. "Ellison Ralph Waldo"
Williams, Nudie E. "Newspapers, African American"
Wilson, Linda D. "Willson, Alma Bell," "Women's Emergency Relief," "Women and Work," "Women's Club Movement"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • Adams, David Wallace. Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875–1928 (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, c1995)
  • "African Americans" (manuscripts and vertical files, OHS)
  • Agnew, Brad. "Legacy of Education: The History of the Cherokee Seminaries," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 63 (Summer 1985)
  • "Alice Brown Davis, First Seminole Chieftainess" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Alice Robertson Collection (OHS)
  • "Alma Wilson" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Anna Korn Collection (OHS)
  • Baitaille, Gretchen M. American Indian Women, Telling Their Lives (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, c1984)
  • Barr, Brooks. The Life of Nazih Zuhdi; Uncharted Voyage of the Heart (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 2005)
  • Bernard, Richard M. The Poles in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Bicha, Karel D. The Czechs in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Blessing, Patrick J. The British and Irish in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Brown, Donald N. Crossroads Oklahoma: The Vietnamese-American Experience in Oklahoma (Stillwater: Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Extension, 1981)
  • Brown, Kenny L. The Italians in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Brown, Opal Hartsell, Indomitable Oklahoma Women (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, 1994)
  • Burke, Bob and Angela Monson. Rosco Dunjee: Champion of Civil Rights (Edmond: University of Central Oklahoma Press, 1998)
  • Champagne, Duane. Social Order and Political Change: Constitutional Governments Among the Cherokee, the Choctaw, the Chickasaw, and the Creek (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1992)
  • "Cherokee National Historical Society" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Clark, Stanley. "Immigrants in the Choctaw Coal Industry," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 33 (Winter 1955–56)
  • Clifton, James A., ed. The Invented Indian: Cultural Fictions and Government Policies (New Brunswick, NJ, c1990)
  • Deloria, Vine. God is Red: A Native View of Religion, the Classic Work Updated (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, c1994)
  • Ellis, Clyde. To Change Them Forever: Indian Education at the Rainy Mountain Boarding School, 1893–1920 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c1996)
  • F.D. Moon Collection, biographical information and items of Douglass High School, box 2 (OHS)
  • Fisher, Ada Lois and Danney Goble. A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996)
  • Fishcher, LeRoy H. "Muriel H. Wright, Historian of Oklahoma," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 52 (Spring 1974)
  • Franklin, Jimmie Lewis. Journey Toward Hope: A History of Blacks in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1982)
  • Graves, Carl R. "The Right to Be Served: Oklahoma City's Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, 1958–1964," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 59 (Summer 1981)
  • Hale, Douglas. "European Immigrants in Oklahoma: A Survey," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 53 (Summer 1975)
  • James, Louise Boyd. "Woman's Suffrage, Oklahoma Style, 1890–1918," in Women in Oklahoma: A Century of Change, ed. Melvena Thurman (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1982)
  • Jordan, H. Gleen and Thomas M. Holm, eds. Indian Leaders: Oklahoma's First Statesmen, (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1979)
  • Joseph Thoburn Collection (OHS)
  • Joyce, Davis D, ed. Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, c2007)
  • Joyce, Davis D, ed. An Oklahoma I Had Never Seen Before: Alternative Views of Oklahoma History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1994)
  • Kenner, Charles L. Buffalo Soldiers and Officers of the Ninth Cavalry, 1867–1898 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999)
  • Leckie, William H. The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967)
  • Luper, Clara. Behold the Walls (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: J. Wire, 1979)
  • Martin Jr., Robert G., "The Cherokee Phoenix: Pioneer of Indian Journalism," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 25 (Summer 1947)
  • Mihesuah, Devon A. Cultivating the Rosebuds: The Education of Women at the Cherokee Female Seminary, 1851–1909 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993)
  • "Mildred Cleghorn" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Mitchell, Irene B. "Bloomfield Academy," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 49 (Winter 1971–72)
  • Muriel H. Wright Collection (OHS)
  • Murphy, James E. and Sharon M. Murphy, Let My People Know: American Indian Journalism, 1828–1978 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press 1981)
  • Musslewhite, Lynn and Suzanne Jones Crawford. One Woman's Political Journey: Kate Barnard and Social Reform, 1875–1930 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003)
  • "Native American General: National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians" (Historic Oklahoma Collection, OHS)
  • O'Dell, Larry. "Andrew J. Smitherman, the Tulsa Star, and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921," The Chronicles of Oklahoma (Fall 2002)
  • Olson, James Stuart. Native Americans in the Twentieth Century (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, c1984)
  • Rampp, "Negro Troop Activity in Indian Territory, 1863–1865," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 47 (Spring 1969)
  • Rohrs, Richard C. The Germans in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Shevitz, Amy Hill. "Past and Future: The Life of the Oklahoma Jewish Community," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 75 (Spring 1997)
  • Smallwood, James M. Crossroads Oklahoma: The Black Experience (Stillwater, OK: Crossroads Oklahoma Project, Oklahoma State University, 1981)
  • Smith, Michael M. "Latinos in Oklahoma: A History of Four and a Half Centuries," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 87 (Summer 2009)
  • Strickland, Rennard A. The Indians of Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981)
  • Taylor, Quintard. African American Women Confront the West: 1600–2000 (Norman: Univeristy of Oklahoma Press, c2003)
  • Taylor, Quintard. In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528–1990 (New York: Norton, 1999)
  • Teall, Kaye M. Black History in Oklahoma: A Resource Book (Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City Public Schools, 1971)
  • Thurman, Melvena ed., Women in Oklahoma: A Century of Change (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1982)
  • Tobias, Henry J. The Jews in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)
  • Trafzer, Clifford E., Jean A. Keller, and Lorene Sisquoc, eds. Boarding School Blues: Revisiting American Indian Educational Experiences (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, c2006)
  • Wickett, Murray R. Contested Territory: Native Americans and African Americans in Oklahoma, 1865–1907 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000)
  • Williams, Nudie E. "The Black Press in Oklahoma: The Formative Years, 1889–1907," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 61 (Fall 1983)
  • Wilson, Walt. "Freedmen in Indian Territory During Reconstruction," The Chronicles of Oklahoma 49 (Summer 1971)
  • "Women Pioneers" (vertical file, OHS)
    "Women and Work" (vertical file, OHS)
  • Wright, Muriel H. A Guide to the Indian Tribes of Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1951)

Audio/Visual

  • Clara Luper Collection (OHS)
  • "Native American General, Bacone College" (Historic Oklahoma Collection, OHS)
  • Sam Flood Collection (OHS)
  • Through the Looking Glass Darkly, Part I, Part II, Part III YouTube (F2013.134.2.0024, WKY-TV Film Collection, OHS)

Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection

  • Interview with Augusta Mann, appointed State of Oklahoma Human Rights Commission and Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board (H2012.099.024)
  • Interview with Dr. Charles James Bate, African American doctor who worked hard to change the quality and availability of health care to African American population of Tulsa (H2012.099.021)
  • Interview with Eugene Campbell, Korean War veteran who discusses racism in the armed forces (H1988.140)
  • Interview with Frank Smith, African American WWI veteran, discusses Oklahoma in the 1920s and 30s (H1983.148)
  • Interview with Hazel Oletha King, grandfather participant of 1889 land run, attended all-black, one room school and attended Langston University (H1988.130)
  • William Graham Davis, 4/11/1977 (LL 848.1, Living Legends Oral History Collections)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Abner, Julie L. Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, ed. Gretchen M. Bataille and Laurie Lisa (New York: Routledge, 2000)
  • "Amos T. Hall," vertical file, Jimmy Stewart Archives, Ralph Ellison Library, Oklahoma City
  • Archeuleta, Margaret L., Brenda J. Child, and K. Tsianina Lomawaima. Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Experiences, 1879–2000 (Phoenix, AZ: Heard Museum, 2000)
  • Brown, Donald N. "The Asian Experience in Oklahoma," vertical file, Oklahoma Humanities Council, Oklahoma City
  • Choctaw Nation Papers, Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma, Norman
  • Darcy, R. et al. Oklahoma Women's Almanac (Stillwater, OK: OPSA Press, 2005)
  • Davis, Michael G. Native America in the Twentieth Century, ed. Mary B. Davis (New York: Garland Publishing, 1994)
  • Grinde, Donald A. and Quintard Taylor. "Red vs. Black: Conflict and Accommodation in the Post Civil War Indian Territory, 1865–1907," American Indian Quarterly 8 (Summer 1984)
  • Hannah Atkins Collection, Special Collections, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Naramore, Ronald. "Ethnicity on the American Frontier: A Study of Czechs in Oklahoma," Papers in Anthropology 14 (Spring 1973)
  • Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation, American Indian Oral Histories
  • Rabstejnek, Hermina. "A Tribute to Oklahoma and Its Czech Pioneers," in Panorama: A Historical Review of Czechs and Slovaks in the United States of America, ed. Vlasta Vraz (Cicero, IL: Czechoslovak National Council of America, 1970)
  • Reese, Linda W. Women of Oklahoma, 1890–1920 (Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1997)
  • Tracy, Steven C. A Historical Guide to Ralph Ellison (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Voices of Oklahoma




  1. Cite specific textual and visual evidence to analyze the causes and effects of the domestic terrorist attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City including the responses of Oklahomans to the event, the concept of the "Oklahoma Standard" and the creation of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OKLAHOMA HISTORY AND CULTURE

Linenthal, Edward T. "Oklahoma City Bombing"

RESEARCH CENTER RESOURCES

Library

  • 9:02 am, April 19, 1995: The Official Record of the Oklahoma City Bombing (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Today, 2005)
  • Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building Bombing, April 19th, 1995, final report (Oklahoma City: City of Oklahoma City, 1996)
  • American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma Collection, 1915–1998, Oklahoma Historical Society, Research Division
  • Brownell, Richard. The Oklahoma City Bombing (Detroit: Thompson/Gale, 2007)
  • Charles Nestell Collection (box 1, folders 1 and 2, OHS)
  • Final Report on the Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building: April 19th, 1995 (Oklahoma Bombing Investigation Committee, 2001)
  • Hersley, Jon. Simple Truths: The Real Story of the Oklahoma City Bombing Investigation (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Heritage Association, c2004)
  • Oklahoma City National Memoria (Historic Oklahoma Collection, OHS)
  • Irving, Clive. In Their Name (New York: Random House, 1995)
  • Jim Cloud Collection (box 28, folder 1, OHS)
  • Linenthal, Edward T. The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)
  • Loretta Kirkpatrick Collection (box 1, folders 1–4 (OHS)
  • Michel, Lou. American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing (New York: Regan Books, c2001)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Collection (OHS)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Trail Collection, (1995–1997) (OHS)
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Collection, box 31, folder 1, (OHS)
  • Ross, Jim and Paul Myers, eds. We Will Never Forget: Eyewitness Accounts of the Bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building (Austin: Eakin Press, c1996)
  • Stephen Jones Papers, box 1, folders 4–7, 9 (OHS)
  • Serrano, Richard A. One of Ours: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing (New York: Norton, 1998)

Audio/Visual

  • Chester R. Cowen Collection (photographs, box 4, OHS)
  • "View Looking SW at North Front of the Murrah Building, 9:15–9:30 a.m., April 19th, 1995" (21070.71, Randy Rognas Collection, OHS)

Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History Collection

  • Dr. Paul Heath interview, 6/12/2007 (H2007.037)
  • John Long interview, 5/10/2007 (H2007.033)
  • Major General LaRita Aragon interview, 6/2/2006 (H2006.012)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial exhibits dedication (H2001.053)
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial ground breaking (1998.066)
  • Shanghai Radio Broadcast of Oklahoma City Bombing (H1997.011)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Voices of Oklahoma




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