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Oklahoma 100 Year Life Oral History Project
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    • Oral history interview with Nina Provence

    • Oral history interview with Nina Provence
    • 2013-06-11
    • Nina Provence recalled her childhood and arranged marriage. She discussed being the only woman working in her town's post office during World War II, her role in the aftermath of the President John F. Kennedy assassination, and living in California...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Russell Pierson

    • Oral history interview with Russell Pierson
    • 2013-06-26
    • Russell Pierson, an Oklahoma agricultural icon, shared memories of his childhood on the family farm and the path he took to get an education at Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University). He spoke about his career in agriculture from...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Vance Trimble

    • Oral history interview with Vance Trimble
    • 2013-07-16
    • Vance Trimble, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, discussed his lifelong career in journalism and his mentors, Paul Miller and Walker Stone. He also spoke about the subject of several books including Happy Chandler, Sam Walton, E.W. Scripts, and...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Evelyn Standlee Youngblood

    • Oral history interview with Evelyn Standlee Youngblood
    • 2013-07-17
    • Evelyn Standlee Youngblood discussed her childhood on the family farm, including details about chores, fun times with her brothers, and what her parents were like. Evelyn spoke about divorce, remarriage, recreational activities with her children,...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Concetta Tranchilla

    • Oral history interview with Concetta Tranchilla
    • 2013-07-17
    • Concetta Tranchilla discussed taking care of her siblings as a young teenager after the death of her mother. She shared memories of going to school, working, meeting her husband, and living above her in-laws. Concetta also talked about reading,...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Opal Bennefield Clark Moss

    • Oral history interview with Opal Bennefield Clark Moss
    • 2013-07-30
    • Opal Bennefield Clark Moss discussed her complex childhood, living in and out of an orphanage in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Opal recalled her family history and its impact on her throughout her life. In addition, Opal talked about taking writing...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Clarence Knippa

    • Oral history interview with Clarence Knippa
    • 2013-07-30
    • Reverend Clarence Knippa discussed his life in the clergy, serving primarily in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Clarence recalled his philanthropic roles in the development of homeless shelters, in interfaith organizations, and in the Civil Rights Movement. In...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Coyla Bowden

    • Oral history interview with Coyla Bowden
    • 2013-08-05
    • Coyla Bowden discussed her love for travel and shared highlights from some of her favorite trips. Coyla also shared her love of the University of Oklahoma football program and recalled her and her husband's 60 years of attending games. In addition,...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Delmar Hopkins

    • Oral history interview with Delmar Hopkins
    • 2013-08-05
    • Delmar Hopkins described the numerous jobs he has held over his lifetime. He worked for the Works Progress Administration, in the shipyards of California during WWII, and various other places. He spoke about continuing to work even after he reached...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with William "Bill" Allton

    • Oral history interview with William "Bill" Allton
    • 2013-08-16
    • William Allton discussed parts of his childhood and the ways in which he supported his family through managing and later owning grocery stores. Noted as a man of integrity, William recalled his relationship with his wife and the ways he cared for...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Jack Jackson

    • Oral history interview with Jack Jackson
    • 2013-09-16
    • Jack Jackson discussed his time serving in the Army during World War II and recalled his occupations once he returned from the war. Also discussed was Jack's faith and the ways in which he believes it contributed to his longevity.
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Edith Kolar

    • Oral history interview with Edith Kolar
    • 2013-09-16
    • Edith Kolar discussed her childhood on the family farm and how she helped her father outdoors. She also shared some of her young adult adventures such as hitchhiking. Being a licensed real estate professional, Edith talked about her various real...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with George Creider

    • Oral history interview with George Creider
    • 2013-09-18
    • George Creider discussed his father's occupations and his own forty-year career at a steel company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. George shared memories from various stages of life and speculated on the reasons behind his longevity. Also covered was George's...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Vida Culvern

    • Oral history interview with Vida Culvern
    • 2013-09-20
    • Vida Culvern discussed her youth in Colorado and the importance her parents placed on education. She recalled meeting her husband while working as a secretary in a law firm and eventually moving to Oklahoma for his work. Also discussed was Vida's...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Exie Coldiron

    • Oral history interview with Exie Coldiron
    • 2013-09-30
    • Exie Coldiron discussed her youth in the country and how her love of that lifestyle continued throughout her life. She spoke about marrying young and about owning and operating a dairy for twenty years with her husband. Exie shared her opinions on...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Ethel Norris

    • Oral history interview with Ethel Norris
    • 2013-09-30
    • Ethel Norris recalled parts of her youth, including moving around several times before finally settling in Hugo, Oklahoma. Ethel discussed her young adult life, becoming a nurse, and the places she worked and lived. She shared her daily routine and...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Clara Joyner

    • Oral history interview with Clara Joyner
    • 2013-10-30
    • Clara Joyner discussed memories of her youth as well as her experience in college. She talked about the role of music in her life, from teaching music in schools to teaching piano lessons. Clara also shared information about her daily routine and...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with William LaFon

    • Oral history interview with William LaFon
    • 2013-12-19
    • William LaFon shared memories from his youth and how he decided to become a doctor. He recalled his medical school class was the first to take the state boards under Oklahoma's new medical board. He spoke about owning a private practice, being...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Mildred Vandaveer

    • Oral history interview with Mildred Vandaveer
    • 2013-12-19
    • Mildred Vandaveer discussed her youth on the family farm and the relationship she had with her parents and siblings. Chores, traditions, and memories were recalled, including how she met her husband. Mildred shared possible reasons for her long...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.
    • Oral history interview with Fred Scott

    • Oral history interview with Fred Scott
    • 2013-12-19
    • William ""Fred"" Scott discussed the various occupations he has held over the years, from butchering for the University of Oklahoma to being elected county assessor for Marshall County, Oklahoma. He also talked about his rough start in life, being...
    • This material may not be copied or reproduced without permission. For more information, contact the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at liboh@okstate.edu or call 405-744-7685.

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