"Our Good Angel, Kate"

Sandra VanZandt, in association with the Oklahoma Arts Council will be working on a Kate Bernard Monument very soon.

The Kate Barnard sculpture is located on the first floor Southeast Foyer inside the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. The dedication was May 15, 2001.

Kate Barnard, in 1907, became the first woman to win statewide elective office in the United States. She held the office of Commissioner of Charities and Corrections for 2 terms. She was a key figure in the enactment of a compulsory education law with provision for state payments to widows dependant on their Children's earnings, of legislation implementing the constitutional ban on child labor, of laws aimed at unsafe working conditions and the "blacklisting" of union men.

Kate Barnard
We thank the Archives & Manuscripts division of the Oklahoma Historical Society for there permission to use this photo.
This project would not be possible without the continued support of
Oklahoma State Senator Enoch Kelly Haney (D) Seminole, OK,
Lou Kerr (Chair) State Capitol Preservation Commission
Helen Von Feldt (Chair) Arts Standard Committee
Also, we would like to acknowledge the timeless efforts of both Betty Price and Karen Sharp and all the professional staff of the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Dedication Ceremony Dedication Ceremony

To see pictures of "Our Good Angel, Kate" as it progressed click here.


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