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Memorial, Gift, Honor & Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection


Annually the L. W. Nixon Library collection is further enriched by the new books that are donated. These are memorial books, honoring a loved one who has passed away, or gift books, commemorating a special event in the life of a family member or friend.

To arrange to place a memorial or gift book with the L. W. Nixon Library, please contact the library by e-mail at or phone El Dorado (316)322-3234, Wichita/metro area(316)733-3234.

Memorial   |    Gift    |    Honor    |    Marianne Koke Folk Arts


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From Butler Community College

Mavis Lee Park, Mother of Denise Lakous - Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It.

Millie Lister, Mother of Karen Tones - The Atlantic Coast: a Natural History.

Melba Fechter, Mother of Ruth and Dany Fechter - The Art of Pixar.

Dr. Roger N. Joyce, Brother of Dr. Gregory P. Joyce - Just Ride.

Lois Maxine Bohrer, Mother of Mike Bohrer - The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness.

Billy Quincy McCray, Father of Representative Melody McCray Miller - Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive.

Faye Comb, Mother of Gary and Jeannine Royse - Tutankhamen: The Search for an Egyptian King.

John Francis, Husband of Vicki Francis Dream - New Dreams: Reimagining My Life After Loss.

Ronnie Warren, Brother of Brian Warren - The Art of Robert Frost.

Donald R. Robinson, Father of Alan Robinson - The Blood of Heroes: The 13- Day Struggle for the Alamo.

Brittany Marie Wilson, Niece of Becky Wolfe - Imaging: How Creativity Works

Zander Wilson, Grandnephew of Becky Wolfe - Balloons of Broadway

Frank Charles Veeman, Husband of Diana L. Veeman - Pocket Neighborhoods

Bart Gill, Husband of Mary McMackin - Design on Nature.

Billie Jean Rice, Sister–in–law of Kay Rice - Comfort Food Fix.

Rev. Raymond A. Heine, Father–in–law of Meg Heine - Music was it: Young Leonard Bernstein.

Richard Lusk, Father–in–law of Kelli Lusk - Attached: the New Science of Adult Attachment.

Royce O. Bush, Jr., Father of Randy Bush - A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Ralph L. Carlisle, Father of Nancy & Jon Grange - How to Design a Home.

Marjory Green, Sister of Anne Bilson - Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

Mary Lou Duncan, Sister of Barb Dankert - Feathers: the Evolution of a Natural Miracle.

Carter J. Zerbe, Husband of Lolita Zerbe - Eisenhower in War & Peace.

Betty J. Moss, Mother of Randy Moss - Elizabeth the Queen: the Life of a Modern Monarch.

Cliff Kerschner, Father of Tonya Kerschner - Native American Food Plants.

James Oscar Howard, Father of Pat Cummings - Empires, Natives and families: a History of the North American West.

Virginia Rice Sowder, Mother of Kay Rice - A History of American Classical Music. (with CD)

Mary Anne Bensen, Mother-in-law of Linda Yates - What the Robin Knows.

Gertrude Josephine (Schetzler) Engelbrecht - At Home on the Range: a Cookbook presented by Elizabeth Gilbert.

In Memory of Bob and Marguerite Lasater - Roots of Style: Weaving Together Life, Love and Fashion.
     Smart Retail: Practical Winning Ideas and Strategies.

Ellen Anderton, Sister of Loretta Cregan-Thomas - A Little History of the World.

Grace Ann Crabtree Robinson, Mother of Becky Hodges - A Little History of Philosophy.

Shawn Baggett, Son of Ron & Jan Baggett - Portraits of the Prairie.

Marilyn Knudsen, Mother of Joel Knudsen - Amelia Lost: the Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart.

Julia Belle Patterson, Mother-in-Law of Loretta Patterson - Dearie: the Remarkable Life of Julia Child.

Dorothy Ellis, Mother of Randy Ellis - The Happiness of Pursuit: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About the Good Life.

Milford Boucher, Husband of Jimmie Lu Boucher - Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back.

Charles "Bud" Knowles, Father of Chuck Knowles - Passive Solar Architecture.

Selah Crosby Wheeler, Grand-daughter of Betty & Bob Ziegfeld - Ballerina Swan.

Fred Reno, Husband of Charlene Reno - Quirk: Brain Science.

Martha Wyss, Mother of Loretta Patterson Holiday - Dinners with Bradley Odgen: 150 Festive Recipes for Bringing Family & Friends Together.

Marion L. 'Mel" Ferris, Grandfather of Jessica Ohman - Heisman: the Man Behind the Trophy.

Jan Galloway, Husband of Helen Galloway - The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors and Beliefs.

Dr. Garry Brower, Husband of Ruby Brower - The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick, Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

Don Parscal, Husband of Jennie Parscal - The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm, 1040-1965.

Glenn House, Father of Greg House - Mastery.

Wesley Eugene Ellis, Father of Randy Ellis - Always Looking: Essay on Art.

Rachel Day Wheeler, Daughter of Betty & Bob Ziegfeld - Voices Left Behind.

Donna Angleton, Grandmother of Jessica Mitchell - The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature.

Floyd McCall, Father of Connie Craft - Thomas Jefferson: the Art of Power.

Gary Mills, Brother-in-law of Anita Mills - Yes Ma'am, No Sir: the 12 Essential Steps for Success in Life by Coach Carter.

Debra Ann Wolf, Mother-in-Law - Always Looking: Essay on Art.

De Lynn Jarvis, Mother of Mark Jarvis - How I Became a Pirate.

Debra Moore, Sister-in-law of Roger Mathews - Wheel Throwing: Ceramics for Beginners.

Gayle Krause, Father-in-law of Peggy Krause - The Math Book: from Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics.

Curtis Fulton, Father of Jeanna Short - 1775: a Good Year for Revolution.

From: Butler Community College Foundation

In Memory of Mary Lou Duncan - Social Construction and Social Work Practice

In Memory of Frank Gaines - One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game.

The Honorable Franklin D. Gaines, Husband of Beverly Gaines - December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World.

Janet Reynolds, Mother of Lana Ryan - Bible (New Jerusalem Version)

Mary Lou "Sally" Reeves, Wife of Jim Reeves - Alaska: A History.

Bobby McDonald, Son of Linda & Joe Glassman - Toward a Better Life.

From: Dal Symes and Michael Kelly

In Memory of Bob and Marguerite Lasater - Creative Careers in Fashion
     Gentlemen: a Timeless Guide to Fashion.
     High Style: Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.
     In Fashion: From Runway to Retail.

In Memory of Bob and Marguerite Lasater - Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking?

From: Friends, Learning Resources Division

In Memory of Jayla Haag, Great-granddaughter of Brian and Sue Beattie -Toes, Ears, and Nose.
     Where is Baby‘s Belly Button?
     Where is Baby‘s Mommy?
     What a Good Kitty.
     Miss Dorothy and Her Bookmobile.
     Zoe Gets Ready.
     Madeleine‘s Light.
     Lost in the Woods.
     Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?
     Homer the Library Cat.
     Plant a Little Seed.
     Z is for Moose.
     Mirror, Mirror.
     Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.
     The Cat‘s Pajamas.
     How Rocket Learned to Read.
     Duck Sock Hop.
     What I Do With Vegetable Glue.

From: Butler Community College Life Enrichment

In Memory of Dorothy Nickel Hidden - America.


From: Butler Community College

Dr. Jacqueline A. Vietti - Before the Bell Rings.
     When the Sky is Blue.

Dr. Linda Clarke - Anatomy of Sex.
     Science of the Sexes: Growing Up.
     Science of the Sexes: Different by Design.
     In the Womb. (DVD)
     Smashed. (DVD)

Mr. Jim Boyd - Butler‘s "The Grizzly, 1927–1995" Digitization Project.

Glen Holtz - Solar Water Heating.
     Country Homes: 165 Plans with Rural Character.
     Decorating with Concrete Indoors.
     Designer‘s Best One Story Home Plans.

Mikel Trumbly - Pipe Bags, Tobacco Bags of the America Frontier. 
     Mythos Wild West.

B.J. Madewell - i am Sam.


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From: Mark Weeks

Micaela Ayers - The Mission Impossible Dossier.

Lonnie Marley - The Virginian, (1914 edition) DVD.

Tim Meyers - Japan's War in Colour.

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Bill Jenkins

Marianne Koke - Grand Ole Opry.  
      American Popular Music: Country.
      American Popular Music: Folk.  
      American Popular Music: Blues.

From: Jim Erickson

Marianne Koke - M for Mississippi (DVD).
     Best of Flatt & Scruggs TV Show. 2 vol.  
     Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp (DVD).  
     The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music (CD).
     The Dixie Hummingbirds:aA Christian Testimonial (CD).  
     Bayou Deluxe: the Rest of Michael Doucet and Beausoleil (CD).
     Fairport at Forty (DVD).  
     Michael Doucet: From Now On (CD).  
     Gitane Cajun: BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet (CD).
     Cajun- Sweet Home Louisiana (CD).  
     Cajun Origins: Featuring Joe Falcon, Breaux Freres, and Many More (CD).  
     The Very Best of Doug Kershaw (CD).
     The Best of Doug Kershaw (CD).
     Dewey Balfa and Friends; Cajun Legends: Faità la Main and Souvenirs (CD).
     Doug Kershaw: a Classical Cajun Gumbo (CD).  
     Buckwheat Zydeco: Lay Your Burden Down (CD).  
     Buckwheat Zydeco: Ultimate Collection (CD).  
     Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band: On Tour (CD).  
     The Best of Clifton Chenier: the King of Zydeco and Louisiana Blues (CD).  
     Man of Constant Sorrow.  
     To Everything There is a Season.  
     Now That's a Good Tune: Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling (Plus CD).  
     Zydeco Shoes: a Sensory Tour of Cajun Culture (+ CD).  
     Burl Ives: Live at Chautauqua (DVD).  
     The Dixie Cups: the Complete Red-Bird Recordings (CD).  
     The Staple Singers: the Best of the Vee-Jay Years (CD).  
     The Bill Monroe Reader.