History Book

2-Volume Holland Hall History Book Set

Written by Ron Palma

Founded in 1922, Holland Hall is the oldest independent, college preparatory school in Oklahoma. Under the leadership of former Holland Hall faculty member, Ron Palma, the Holland Hall Advancement team and Book Committee commissioned Grandin Hood to commemorate the school’s colorful tradition and rich heritage of academic excellence as two separate books – one, a text recounting the institution’s history, and the second, a visual collection of archival images, anecdotal accounts, and vivid contemporary photography. The result is an elegant, two-volume, slip-cased edition now available to the Holland Hall community for purchase for $85 per set.

Special Thanks to:

Author – Ronald B. Palma
Ron Palma taught Latin and other classics courses in Holland Hall’s Upper School for thirty-eight years. After graduating from Cornell University, he received his M.A. in Ancient History and did doctoral work in Classics at the University of Cincinnati. A published author of academic textbooks, Palma has received numerous awards for both teaching and scholarship. He is married to his college sweetheart Fay and they have two children and three grandkids.

Layout and Design – Robertson Design
Robertson Design has been awarded numerous national and international awards for their work in book and magazine design, as well as corporate communications and brand development.

Publisher – Grandin Hood Publishers
Grandin Hood Publishers of Nashville is a national award-winning publisher of commemorative books celebrating the histories and continuing stories of universities, independent schools, and historic preservation foundations.

Archival photographs of early twentieth-century Tulsa scenes and events were graciously provided by Ian D. Swärt, Archivist & Curator of Collections, Tulsa Historical Society & Museum. Current-day Holland Hall photos provided by Heather Brasel, Miranda Caughron, Robin Hood, and Shirley Sokolosky.


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