The hardcover commemorative history book, Roots from the Cherokees, Promises for Our Future: The Chronicle of Northeastern State University, is now available for purchase at the RiverHawk Shoppe or at www.nsualumni.com.
Released in conjunction with the NSU Centennial Celebration, Roots from the Cherokees covers 180 years of history, from the institution's 19th century origins through the 2009 Centennial Celebration.
Filled with photographs, iconic images and personal memories, the book illustrates a timeline dating back more than a century, and is based on the official history of the institution written by Dr. Brad Agnew, NSU professor of history, in tribute to the 2009 Centennial Celebration.
The book's text is an adaptation of the institution's full historical narrative, which is available online at https://library.nsuok.edu/home.
Photographs and memorabilia were provided by NSU Archives, under the direction of Victoria Sheffler, as well as the Oklahoma Historical Society and personal collections. The book is dedicated to those who laid the foundation and maintained the educational tradition pioneered by the Cherokees, and begins with an introduction written by Dr. Don Betz, former NSU president.
Cost for the hardcover edition is $35 each, plus shipping and handling.