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March 22, 2013

OU’s Henderson given Oklahoma Humanities Award

NORMAN — For his dedication to the humanities through his study of architecture as it relates to Oklahoma’s past, present and future, Arnold “Arn” G. Henderson, professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Oklahoma, was recognized with the Oklahoma Humanities Council’s highest honor — the Oklahoma Humanities Award — at a ceremony in Oklahoma City.

Henderson was cited for his expertise and dedication in helping preserve Guthrie’s commercial district. He also is the author or co-author of numerous published works and articles.

“My discovery of the territorial architecture of Guthrie became the touchstone for my career at the University of Oklahoma,” Henderson said in receiving the award. “That discovery provided the foundation for my research, teaching and professional practice. As a native son of Oklahoma, it resonated with my belief of the importance of being in the place I knew best.

“Guthrie led to development of a documentary film on historic preservation, multiple published essays, the rehabilitation of historic buildings and exhibitions of both Oklahoma buildings and the vernacular architecture in the rural landscape of the Southern Plains.”

Henderson’s award is supported by his colleagues and peers.

“Professor Henderson’s career as an architectural educator and contributor to the humanities in Oklahoma is exemplary. To receive this honor is a tribute to his accomplishments. We congratulate Arn for this well-deserved recognition,” said Charles W. Graham, dean of the OU College of Architecture.

An independent, nonprofit organization, the Oklahoma Humanities Council’s mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities. The council strives to stimulate discussion, encourage new perspectives and actively engage people in the humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism and philosophy.

The council also seeks to engage people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

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