Foster Harris

Inducted: 1976

FOSTER HARRIS (1903-1978), born near Sulphur in Indian Territory, was a freelance writer of 800 articles and short stories when he helped establish the University of Oklahoma professional writing program in 1937. Graduates of the program in the next 37 years published more than 400 books and 15,000 articles and stories. Harris later published two highly acclaimed books for writers. A 1925 graduate of OU, he worked for twelve years on the Daily Oklahoman, Wes-Tex Oil and Gas News in Amarillo, Western World oil and mining newspaper in Fort Worth, the Petroleum Daily in Dallas, the Fort Worth Press and the Des Moines (Iowa) Register.