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The Rise of the Aerospace and Aviation Industries in Oklahoma

Many people outside the state of Oklahoma do not realize the role the Sooner State has played in the history of the aerospace and aviation industries in the United States. Since World War II, Oklahoma has been one of the … Continue reading

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New Collections

Stop on by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives to see our latest acquisitions. Charles G. Aldrich WWI-era photograph album, 1917-1920 (Coll. no. 2012.033) This collection documents the time of Charles G. Aldrich and his time in Siberia … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Part two)

The WWI pilot was passionate about flying, wanting nothing more than to be in the air. But, life for these pilots could be terrifying, brutal, and short. Many lost their lives (or their nerve) before finishing flight school. Others lost … Continue reading

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Fight On and Fly: The First Air War, 1914-1918 (Part one)

With the summer of 1914 came the start of the First World War. At the time, the aeroplane was seen simply as a tool for reconnaissance and observation— some military generals were dubious of their use for even that purpose—so, … Continue reading

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