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Stories Behind the Voices
The only full blood American Indian to serve in the Oklahoma Legislature, Enoch Kelly Haney was elected to both the Oklahoma State House and Senate. He became the Vice Chair of Appropriations his second…APRIL 23, 2021
Born in St. Joseph, Missouri to European Jews, Melvin Moran grew up in Oklahoma. He attended schools in Tulsa before settling with his family in Seminole while working…APRIL 5, 2021
Bob Borlase’s service to our nation and to our state came in the form of the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. Bob Borlase’s …APRIL 5, 2021
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Jay O’Meilia was highly regarded for his artistic depiction of professional and collegiate football, particularly the University of Oklahoma. Philip Jay O’Meilia was born in 1927 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Between…APRIL 5, 2022
Oklahoma Historical Society Announces Partnership with Voices of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with John Erling and his oral history project, …JULY 29, 2021
As a widely respected news broadcaster, Clayton was the face of KOTV News three separate times over nearly half a century. During his career, he reported from nine national political …MARCH 8, 2021