Bob Blackburn

A still from the 1920 silent film 'The Daughter of Dawn.'
Oklahoma Historical Society / YouTube

The Library of Congress has selected the Oklahoma movie The Daughter of Dawn as one of 25 films inducted to its 2013 National Film Registry.

The Oklahoma Historical Society says the film registry is a collection of cinematic treasures that represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.

Woody Guthrie Welcomed to Oklahoma with New Archives

Apr 25, 2013
A mural of Woody Guthrie holding his guitar on the side of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa.
Kurt Gwartney / KGOU

Woody Guthrie’s relationship with his home state has always been complicated. The singer-songwriter left dust bowl Oklahoma and traveled the nation, composing some of the best-known songs of his time and ours.

But to many in the state, his progressive political views did not fit with a strong conservative streak during the Cold War period, but his reputation is now closer to a full restoration as Tulsa prepares to host his archives.       

OKPOP Museum Plans to Save Bob Wills' Legacy

Apr 10, 2013
Kurt Gwartney / KGOU

Like many states, Oklahoma has provided the world of popular culture with lots of talent. From Bob Wills to Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth to Leon Russell, and Will Rogers to Ron Howard.

But when it comes to the cultural legacy of those in this list and others, they currently have no home.

The proposed OKPOP museum, planned for construction near downtown Tulsa, would connect popular culture with Oklahoma roots to the state’s broader history and place in the world.