William A. "Mac" McGalliard
was a longtime resident of Ardmore, Oklahoma, and worked in the
newspaper business from 1951 to 1983. He worked for The Daily
Ardmoreite for 25 years and wrote a very popular column known as
"Reporter's Notebook." His column, like his personal interests,
centered on south-central Oklahoma and particularly Ardmore. He once
said, "I feel sorry for anyone who has to live anywhere else." Mac
made a career writing about local people, places and history and
along the way collected photographs, documents, and memorabilia
related to the area. Upon retiring, he donated that collection to
the Ardmore Public Library so that the materials would be publically
The collection ...
is available online! The photographs and
documents that comprise this wonderful collection of local history
are accessible via our website anywhere you have internet access.
Click the link at right to visit the collection.
The physical collection ...
has been stored in the Library's archives to
protect this resource. The paper items that make up this
collection are 30 years old and older and with the digital
collection in place, the life of these photos and documents can be
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