Insights by Liz Boyer

Why the 19th Amendment strikes a chord 100 years later
Why the 19th Amendment strikes a chord 100 years later

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the constitution giving women the right to vote.

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Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue
Perspectives on Black History Month: investigations into Tulsa’s Race Massacre continue

Everyone, but public historians especially, need to more fully incorporate the histories of black Americans in National Register nominations.

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Historic building perspective on staying cool
Historic building perspective on staying cool

Architectural historians review building projects so they meet the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s Standards and Preservation Briefs. Knowing the history and development of building systems like air conditioning helps us help clients.

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Award-winning historic preservation stewardship in Oklahoma
Award-winning historic preservation stewardship in Oklahoma

Award-winning projects made a positive impact on Oklahoma’s historic properties through research, rehabilitation and restoration, as well as publications and other preservation activities.

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Brutalism, architecture in the raw
Brutalism, architecture in the raw

Brutalist architecture is a bold style of the recent past. This form of Modernism stresses exposing a building’s structural elements and materials. 

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Architecture of the recent past: Why care?
Architecture of the recent past: Why care?

Buildings constructed after 1945 everywhere. So many seem to look alike. And they often do not feel especially important, especially if you remember them being built.

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Retro rest stops add historical twist on your summer road trip
Retro rest stops add historical twist on your summer road trip

Inject your trip with some unusual roadside architecture: rest stops with a vintage vibe.

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Assessing the newly historic: Significant trends or just nostalgia?
Assessing the newly historic: Significant trends or just nostalgia?

Some historic properties challenge assumptions on what has traditionally been considered important.

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Native and African American perspectives of Route 66
Native and African American perspectives of Route 66

Until recently, the role of Native and African Americans was largely missing from the story of Route 66.

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Residential architecture in the Digital Age
Residential architecture in the Digital Age

Digital resources offer convenient and fun ways to explore residential architecture.

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