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 publicly available.
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. Visit the McGalliard Collection online today!
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 extended.
For questions or more information, call us at 580-223-8290.