Friday, Oct. 14

06-06 Oklahoma Traditions and their Impact on Popular Culture

Friday, October 14, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm
Oklahoma North

Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee


Chair: Hayden Roberts (Oklahoma State University)

2:30 pm
Oklahoma Pop: Intersecting History and Popular Culture
Jeffrey Moore (Oklahoma Historical Society)

3:00 pm
Okie Folkies: The Singer, the Song, and the Coffeehouse
Marie Harris (Putnam City Public Schools, retired)

3:30 pm
Oklahoma Knew Them Well: Woody Guthrie and Pretty Boy Floyd on the Periphery
James Deutsch (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

4:00 pm
optional discussion time

This panel is organized in honor of Rodger Harris, who served as oral historian and archivist at the Oklahoma Historical Society. The papers in this panel highlight the relationships between folklife and popular culture. The first paper talks about the new Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, the second looks at the similarities between Woody Guthrie and Pretty Boy Floyd, and the last focuses on the history of Oklahoma coffeehouses and the evolution of folk music.