About Voices of OK

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa is the home for Voices of Oklahoma. The center was founded in 2014 to foster a deeper understanding of the human condition. Housed in TU’s Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, the center serves as a meeting ground for professional scholars and as a forum for public engagement. The organization’s director, Sean Latham, serves as TU’s Pauline Walter Professor of English and Comparative Literature. For more information about the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, please visit www.utulsa.edu/humanities.


MISSION STATEMENT:

Preserving Oklahoma’s Heritage One Voice at a Time

Voices of Oklahoma.com is dedicated to the preservation of the oral history of Oklahoma. Voices and stories of famous Oklahomans and ordinary citizens are captured forever in their own words. Oil and gas, ranching, politics, education and more are all visited in these far-ranging interviews. Students researching any of these areas can listen to first-person accounts of the way life was and draw from knowledge that may guide and shape their future. In addition to students, any visitor will feel close to history as they listen to these personal reflections. As many of these people listened to the radio years ago, we invite yout to sit back in your chair and listen to stories that will be preserved beyond our lifetime thanks to today’s technology.


john-erlingOUR HOST:

John Erling

For 30 years John Erling entertained Tulsans as the stimulating host of Erling in the Morning on KRMG radio. Known for his interviews with people of all walks of life—from politicians to celebrities to everyday people—John’s talk show provided the perfect forum to deliberate the hottest local and national topics.
As a well-respected community leader and member of the Oklahoma Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Erling is now devoting his energy and enthusiasm to Voices of Oklahoma. He deeply believes that preserving the stories of Oklahomans will reveal the depth of emotion and pride that built our great state. By introducing inspirational stories in an accessible, lively format he hopes to educate and motivate future generations. To share the experience of real, heartfelt conversations with many of Oklahoma’s greatest assets, join John as he spotlights the most original, fascinating voices of our time.