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Dr. Bob Blackburn Inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame


Dr. Bob Blackburn (M.A. History ’76, Ph.D. History ’79) was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame at a private banquet on Friday, September 9, 2016. Dr. Blackburn has served as the executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society since 1999.  He has written or co-authored 18 books and numerous articles, journal entries, and screenplays.  He is a steady source of historical information to the media and has appeared numerous times on the History Channel.  Dr. Blackburn was also instrumental in planning and building the Oklahoma History Center, a 215,000-square foot museum and research center open to the public. 

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Dr. Blackburn (center, in the orange tie), was inducted into the College of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame on Friday, September 9th. Dr. Blackburn is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Historical Society. History faculty Dr. Bill Bryans (far left), Dr. Jim Huston (next to Dr. Bryans), and Dr. Richard Rohrs (far right) were also in attendance.