Feature/Historical Writer



Degrees and Certifications:

University of Missouri University of Oklahoma Teacher's College of Columbia, New York Columbia University, New York University of Tulsa School of Journalism Oklahoma Memorial Association Hall of Fame, November 18, 1968 Webb City High School, 1917 Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2008

Mrs. Grace (Steel) Woodward

Daughter of John & Dora Steele. Dora Steele was the first female to serve on the Webb City School District Board of Education, 1921-1927

Webb City High School Scholar and Athlete

Attended University of Tulsa School of Journalism where she began her career as a writer by selling a term paper to the Tulsa World.

Highly involved in research about the history of Native Americans first in the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa and later at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and the British Museum leading to the publication of the following books: The Man Who Conquered Pain, The Cherokees, Pocahontas, The Secret of Sherwood Forrest




Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering, Joplin Junior College, 1951 B.S. & M.S. Architectural Engineering, University of Kansas, 1954-55 Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1991 Registered Professional Engineer, Oklahoma & Illinois Webb City High School, 1949 Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2008

Mr. Harold W. Connor

Research and Management at Portland Cement Assn. Skokie, Illinois, 1957-1980

Established, directed and taught the Construction Science Program at the University of Oklahoma, 1980 until retirement in 1996

Completed over seven thousand structural evaluation reports

Authored and published over twenty-five articles related to Disaster Research in leading professional journals

Presented at numerous national and international symposiums related to the structural impact of natural and man-made disasters

Named Presidential Professor and Professor Emeritus University of Oklahoma, 1996

Honored through the establishment of The Harold W. Conner Professorship University of Oklahoma, 2008