The archives developed and implemented an internship program for nontraditional students. Undergraduate and graduate students are able to remotely access a variety of online and virtual projects while getting “hands-on” experience within a working archive.
In October, the archives partnered with the University of Oklahoma Army ROTC to create an archive program to capture and represent the OU Army ROTC’s 100-year history. The first phases of the project include training ROTC cadets in the skills of archiving; discovering, preserving and conserving historic materials; creating an inventory; and developing an online database available to the public for research and study.
In November, the William K. Brewster collection opened for research. Brewster served as U.S. Rep. from Oklahoma’s 3rd District from 1991 to 1997. More information about the collection is available at https://arc.ou.edu. The archives also opened a recent accrual of campaign and election material to the James R. Jones Collection.
Senior archivist J.A. Pryse attended the joint annual meeting of the Council of State Archivists, National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and the Society of American Archivists. The meeting was Aug. 12-18 in Washington, D.C. Archivist Rachel Henson attended the Oklahoma Archivists Association annual meeting Oct. 25-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.