As I set out hastily to conduct my research I quite honestly fell in love. As of our first day in the Archives, digging through piles and piles of historical “food stuffs” is officially one of my all time favorite things to do. As a class we sifted through photographs, aiding each other by sharing photos with the person that they belonged to. (All of my previous sentences began with “As”) Once we had all collected the photos necessary to complete our part of the Historypin project. We set off on our own private journey at that point.
The first of my pinned items was a picture of the Fine Arts Building during the winter months of the 1940’s. It is a beautiful picture, showing the main entrance of the building laced with ivy.
My next pin was actually a series of pins. Or rather a collection of pins. It began with an invitation for the Charles Lindbergh Function given to a judge by Oklahoma City University. Along with the invitation came a little yellow slip that was to be used as the pass into the function.
Next came a picture of Charles Lindbergh riding in a car down a main road in downtown OKC. The picture does a wonderful job of showing how popular Charles Lindbergh was with the masses in OKC and the world.
After that is a picture of Charles Lindbergh giving a speech. I wonder if he was a good speaker.
Finally came the famous picture of Charles Lindbergh breaking the ground for the new Fine Arts building. I still can’t believe he was on campus. That is actually a really big deal.