The Norman Transcript


March 25, 2014

Book highlighting history of OU in paperback

NORMAN — “The University of Oklahoma, A History: Volume 1, 1890-1917” by David W. Levy is available in paperback. The first in a projected three-volume definitive history, the book traces the University’s progress from territorial days to 1917.

Levy examines the people and events surrounding the school’s formation and development, chronicling the determined ambition of pioneers to raise from an apparently barren landscape a worthy institution of higher education.

Levy is the Irene and Julian J. Rothbaum Professor of Modern American History and David Ross Boyd Professor at OU He is the author of “The Debate over Vietnam” and “Herbert Croly of the New Republic: The Life and Thought of an American Progressive.”

“The University of Oklahoma, A History: Volume 1, 1890-1917” is available from online booksellers, in bookstores and from the University of Oklahoma Press at

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