july 16, 2003

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Rose State receives $15,000 grant for EOCRHC

Rose State College has received a $15,000 grant from the McGee Foundation of Oklahoma City. The purpose of the grant is to transcribe, finalize and digitize oral histories for the Eastern Oklahoma County Regional History Center (EOCRHC). In addition, funds are provided to scan historical documents for preservation and placement on the EOCRHC Web site.

"The funding from the McGee Foundation is a big boost to the history center because it will provide for consistent transcription of oral histories and their preparation for the Web site," said Susan Loveless, RSC associate vice president for resource development. "Scanning will enable the center to provide a permanent record of many documents held by individuals and Tinker Air Force Base that record the history of Eastern Oklahoma County."

This is the second grant received for the EOCRHC since its establishment in 2002. The first grant was received from the AmeriCorps Learn & Serve Program, and it provided funding for recorders for use in gathering oral histories. Students completed 14 oral histories in the spring 2003 semester, and other oral histories have been recorded by faculty that are awaiting transcription.

Visit the Center's Web site at www.rose.edu/EOCRHC/.

Story Contact: Vicki Patterson, Rose State College