CASE STUDY:

Voices of Oklahoma

Preserving Oklahoma’s Heritage One Voice at a Time

Building a lasting oral history archive requires a lot more than recording voices.

After retiring from a 40-year career in radio, Oklahoma Broadcasting Hall-of-Famer John Erling dreamed of spending his retirement building an oral history archive of his state’s most compelling personalities. To see his dream become reality, Mr. Erling engaged Müllerhaus Legacy for help establishing “Voices of Oklahoma” as a credible and widely-respected foundation. In addition to branding, identity, print & digital marketing services, and donor outreach materials, we also developed the online platform that is now home to Voices of Oklahoma and provide ongoing editing and digital publishing services for each interview. To mark the foundation’s 10-year anniversary, we produced and published a retail anthology book with excerpts from 50 of the most fascinating interviews.

Translating a Client’s Dream from Imagination to Reality

Developing and continually servicing a history-centered client like the Voices of Oklahoma project has required a uniquely diverse range of skills and services.

Voices of Oklahoma gold logo

Branding, Identity & Marketing

Launching a new concept that asks wealthy donors to invest in historical preservation requires an image and voice that portrays trustworthiness and professionalism. The award-winning website, brand design, and communications materials we created portrayed VOK’s credibility to professionals, community leaders, and members of the media.

Voices of Oklahoma interview with Steve Ripley, an Oklahoma musician, song writer, and inventor.

Asset Management & Digital Content Creation

In addition to project management, the Müllerhaus Legacy team also transcribed audio, sourced historic imagery to illustrate interviews, and designed and posted digital content on an ongoing basis—always with a standard of outstanding service, precision, and consistent care.

Voices of Oklahoma Book

Book Development & Publishing

After ten years of trusting the Müllerhaus Legacy team for problem solving, Mr. Erling knew we could provide complete turn-key development services for a VOK book. We commissioned an editorial staff, contributed creative oversight, provided supplemental research, book design, and print production solutions.

The Results

The Voices of Oklahoma book was released for retail sale just before Christmas 2018. The effort exceeded expectations, focusing significant media attention on VOK’s mission and value.

The results of the Voices of Oklahoma book.

220+

Prominent Voices Preserved

1000s

Monthly Site Visitors

Immeasurable

Cultural Value

Playing a role in a well curated, professionally executed, and culturally significant oral history project goes right to the heart of Müllerhaus Legacy’s mission: to protect and perpetuate the unique character of the American experience through the stories of the businesses, families, and organizations who lived it. It’s an ideal partnership based on synergistic passion for story, legacy, and things worth remembering.

Don’t allow your legacy to be forgotten.

Many family, corporate, and nonprofit histories are lost to time -- forgotten in bins, storage containers, and simply wasting away.

I want my legacy to be remembered.

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