Suzanne Schrems is a historian, publisher and author. Her publishing house is Horse Creek Publications in Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Schrems writes primarily about Oklahoma and the West, emphasizing the role of women. She is also a realtor with McLaughlin Real Estate. She serves as Board President for 2006 of the Norman/Cleveland County Historical Society. Dr. Schrems was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, in the Department of Social Science at Rose State College from 1990 until 2000.
B.A. History, University of Oklahoma, 1982; Master's Degree, History, University of Oklahoma, 1987; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1992.
Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc.; Western Writers of America; Women Writing the West; Montana Historical Society; Norman/Cleveland County Historical Society.
Finalist, Nonfiction, Oklahoma Book Award, 2005 http://www.odl.state.ok.us/ocb/obaward.htm; Finalist, Montana Book Award, 2003. "Politics and Libel: Angie Debo and the Publication of And Still The Waters Run, " Western Historical Quarterly (May 1991) nominated by the Western Historical Quarterly for the Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize, the Covert Award and the Don D. Walker Award.
Lives in Oklahoma and writes books and articles on the American West and Oklahoma.
BOOKS Uncommon Women Unmarked Trails: The Courageous Journey of Catholic Missionary Sisters in Frontier Montana. Horse Creek Publications, 2003. Who's Rocking the Cradle? Women Pioneers of Oklahoma Politics from Socialism to the KKK, 1900-1930, Horse Creek Publications, 2004.
ARTICLES "Radicalism and Song" The Chronicles of Oklahoma (Summer 1984). "Frontier Schoolteachers: An Acceptable Occupation for Women" Montana, Magazine of Western History (Summer 1987). "New Deal Culture in Oklahoma: The Federal Music and Theatre Projects" Heritage of the Great Plains (Winter 1987). "Al Jennings: Images of an Outlaw" Journal of Popular Culture. 22(Summer 1989). "Frontier Education: Women as a Vanguard" in Fort Concho Report (Summer 1988). "Politics and Libel: Angie Debo and the Publication of And Still The Waters Run" Western Historical Quarterly (May 1991). "The Civilian Conservation Corps, The National Park Service, and the Development of the Oklahoma Park System: A Lasting New Deal Legacy" Chronicles of Oklahoma (Winter 1995). "The Northern Cheyenne and the Fight for Cultural Sovereignty: The Notes of Aloysius Van Der Velden, S.J." Montana, The Magazine of Western History (Summer 1995). "Capitalizing on the Woman Question: Organizing Oklahoma Women into the Socialist Party in the Early Twentieth Century" Oklahoma Politics (Fall 1998). "The Ultimate Patriots? Oklahoma Women of the Ku Klux Klan" Chronicles of Oklahoma (Summer 2001). "Selling the American West: Eva Remington and Nancy Cooper Russell" Persimmon Hill (Fall 2001).
Contributions to the Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. "Oklahoma Civilian Conservation Corps"; "Winnie Bransteader"; "Agnes "Sis" Cunningham"; "Kate Richards O'Hare"; "Women's Legislative Council"; "League of Women Voters".
REVIEWS The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation 1877-1900 by Orlan J. Svingen. Reviewed for Montana, The Magazine of Western History (Summer 1995). Women of Oklahoma 1890-1920 by Linda Williams Reese for Montana, The Magazine of Western History. Different Travellers, Different Eyes. Edited by Peter Wild, Donald A. Barclay and James H. Maguire. Reviewed for Journal of the West.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS "Schoolteaching on the Frontier: An Acceptable Occupation for Women." Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma. April, 1985. "New Deal Culture in Oklahoma: The Federal Theatre and Music Projects." Mid-Western Conference on History, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. September, 1985. "White Collar Relief: The Oklahoma Federal Theatre." Western History Association Conference, Billings, Montana. October, 1986. "Al Jennings: Images of an Outlaw." Popular Culture Association Conference, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma. February, 1987. "Images of Western Women in Popular Media." Popular Culture Association Conference, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. February, 1988. "Lady Blackrobes: Education and Acculturation at St. Labre's Mission, Montana 1884." Mid-American Conference on History, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri. September, 1991. "When Socialism was a Threat: Lola Clark Pearson and Conservative Oklahoma Women of the 1920." Oklahoma Historical Society Annual Meeting, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Spring 1997. "Capitalizing on the Woman Question: Organizing Oklahoma Women into the Socialist Party in the Early Twentieth Century." Mid-America Conference on History, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. September 1997.
ADDRESSES Frontier Medicine and Education, A mini-symposium celebrating the opening of the John and Sally Meadows Historical Complex at Fort Concho, San Angelo, Texas. Presentation of paper "Frontier Education: Women as a Vanguard" 1987. Museum of the Cherokee Strip Historical Turkey Creek School, Enid, Oklahoma. Seminar for Oklahoma schoolteachers. Presentation of paper "Early Education in Oklahoma, 1910" 1994.