Give to the History Department

Individuals interested in making gifts to the Department of History can consider donations to the Department General Fund, or to one of the endowments listed below. Naming a specific endowment in honor of the donor, or another name directed by the donor, is possible. Please feel free to contact Laura Belmonte, Department Head, at 405-744-8182 or
All discussions on potential gifts are kept confidential. We appreciate your support.

Donors can give to OSU's Branding Success campaign and specify that funds be directed to the History Department's General Fund, the History Scholarship Fund, or the following designated funds:

Undergraduate Scholarships
• History Department Undergraduate Research Paper Award

Graduate Scholarships

• Berlin B. Chapman Endowed Scholarship
• History Department Distinguished Achievement Award
• History Department Graduate Research Fellowship
• History Department Research Paper Award
• Homer L. Knight Graduate Award

Donors interested in learning more about the History Department's current fundraising priorities should contact Laura A. Belmonte, the Department Head.


Faculty Publications

belmonte 2003


Laura Belmonte (editor)

Speaking of America: A Reader in U.S. History

belmonte 2010  

Laura Belmonte

Selling the American Way: U.S. Propoganda and the Cold War

cooper 1994


James Cooper (editor)

The Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris

 cooper 1999


 James Cooper 

Tenacious of Their Liberties: The Congregationalists in Colonial Massachusetts

cooper 2006


James Cooper (editor)

The Colonial Church Records of the First Church of Reading and the First Church of Rumney Marsh



Yongtao Du (co-editor)

Chinese History in Geographical Perspective

 dandrea 2007


David D'Andrea

Civic Christianity in Renaissance Italy The Hospital of Treviso, 1400-1530

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David D'Andrea


 frehner 2010


Brian Frehner (editor)

Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest

 frehner 2011


Brian Frehner

Finding Oil: The Nature of Petroleum Geology, 1859-1920

houston 1987


James Huston 

The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

 houston 2003


 James Huston

Calculating the Value of the Union:  Slavery, Property Rights and the Economic Origins of the Civil War

huston 2006


James Huston

Stephen A. Douglas and the Dilemmas of Democratic Equality

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James Huston

The British Gentry, The Southern Planter, and The Northern Family Farmer: Agriculture and Sectional Antagonism in North America

lavery 2002


 Jason Lavery 

Germany’s Northern Challenge: The Holy Roman Empire and the Scandinavian Struggle for the Baltic 1563-1576

lavery 2006


Jason Lavery

The History of Finland

logan 1995


 Michael Logan

Fighting Sprawl and City Hall: Resistance to Urban Growth in the Southwest

 logan 2002


 Michael Logan 

The Lessening Stream: The Environmental History of the Santa Cruz River

logan 2006


Michael Logan

Desert Cities: The Environmental History of Phoenix and Tucson

moses 1996


L. G. Moses 

Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933

 moses 2002

   L. G. Moses

The Indian Man: A Biography of James Mooney

petrin 1990


 Ronald Petrin 

French Canadians in Massachusetts Politics, 1885-1915

rohrs 1980


 Richard Rohrs

Germans in Oklahoma

rohrs 1995


 Richard Rohrs

Guide to Quantitative History

sharlach 2003


 Tonia Sharlach

Provincial Taxation and the Ur III State



 Michael Smith 

The Mexicans in Oklahoma

williams 1994


 Elizabeth Williams 

The Physical and the Moral: Anthropology, Physiology, and Philosophical Medicine in France, 1750-1850

 williams 2003  

Elizabeth Williams  

A Cultural History of Medical Vitalism in Enlightenment Montpellier



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Welcome to the Department of History

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History faculty offer undergraduate and graduate courses that fulfill requirements for the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees for more than two hundred undergraduate and graduate students completing degrees in the field. Please use this site to acquaint yourself with the courses, faculty, student organizations, and activities of the History Department, and contact us if you have questions or would like further information. Students interested in particular areas of study are encouraged to contact faculty members in those fields.

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The Department of History is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. Home to leading scholars in many fields, the department has earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. History faculty at OSU have special strengths in a variety of fields, including American history—especially the history of the West, Native American history, and United States political history—and in African American, Ancient, East Asian, Latin American, Modern European, Medieval, and Middle Eastern history. Our department also has an established Public History program with particular strengths in historic preservation, museum studies, and a growing focus on digital history. Faculty pursue thematic specialties in political history (international relations, nationalism, regional and local politics) and cultural history (religion, medicine, gender, race and ethnicity, urban life, the environment). History faculty are active in the Honors Program and contribute to a wide range of interdisciplinary programs, including Area Studies programs such as American Studies, Central Asian Studies, European Studies, Russian and East European Studies. Individual history faculty members work closely with the American Studies and Women's Studies programs.

Oklahoma State University and its surrounding region offer excellent facilities for historical research. The Edmon Low Library, located on the OSU-Stillwater campus, has holdings of more than 3.9 million volumes and documents including over 1.3 million electronic books, including collections on state and regional history, government documents, and resources relating to the history of Oklahoma , the Southwest, and Native Americans. It also has over 40,000 journals and periodicals in electronic format in over 300 databases. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance, and participates in the OCLC system as a member of AMIGOS. The university is also located near manuscript collections housed at the Oklahoma Historical Society, the State Archives in Oklahoma City, and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.

The History Department is dedicated to serving students. Two vibrant student organizations, the History Club and the Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, offer students opportunities for academic and professional development as well as social interaction. Upper-division and graduate classes are limited to a small or moderate size, allowing for close faculty-student exchange. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are encouraged to apply for the many scholarships that are awarded annually by the Department in recognition of scholarly accomplishment.