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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.

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From: Butler Community College

Lloyd V. Brown, Father of Rod Brown - The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World.

Vivian Corriveau, Mother of Victoria & Jeff Corriveau - The Annotated Peter Pan: the Centennial Edition.

Gerald "Jerry" L. Weaver, Father of Stewart Weaver - Into the Blue.

Rosie Mae Sader, Mother of Terry Sader - The Twenty-Four Hour Mind.

Clarence Lee "Pete" Frakes, Grandfather of Casey Edmondson - Natural History: the Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth.

Janice "Sharon" Barlow Hablinski, Sister of Martha Enlow - The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.

Robert "Bob" Morgan, Husband of Sue - Morgan Midnight Rising.

Gwendolyn Elsie Matthews, Mother of Marshall Matthews - Enchanted Huntress: the Power of Stories in Childhood.

Doug Mould, Father of Richard, Ciara & Geoffrey Mould - My Family Table.

Vilma Erwin, Mother of Tom Erwin - The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry.

Sen T. Truong, Mother of Gaileen Nguyen - Inside Out & Back Again.

Albertine (Teen) Bauerly, Grandmother of Paula Branizor - The Social Animal: the Hidden Source of Love, Character, & Achievement.

Bill Trent, Husband of Barbara Trent - Colonel Roosevelt.

Clare Patterson, Jr., Brother of Dalton & Sonja Patterson - William Morris: Artist, Craftsman, and Pioneer.

Curtis Wade, Grandfather of Jennifer Steinkamp - Hearts Touched by Fire.

Donald Donley, Brother of Deane Donley - The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris.

Ardelia Ferris, Grandmother of Jessica Ohman - Prairie Dogs: Communication and Community.

Frances Pacitti, Mother of Theresa Pacitti - Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years.

Coach Gene Arnold, Husband of Doris Arnold - Unbroken: a WWII Story of Survival, Resilience & Redemption.

Gene Valentine, Brother of Ken Valentine - No Small Matter: Science on the Nano Scale.

Janice Sue Marcum, Mother of Elizabeth Martin, Sharon Marcum, Susanne Bargainear - Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years.

Jim Boehm, Brother of Dewain & Jan Boehm - What Language Is.

Judith Burris, Daughter of Patricia & Herbert Bevan, Jr. - Wonders of the Universe.

Judy Dowlin, Grandmother of Jevin Horkavy - When Everything Changed.

Keith Martin, Father of Kerri & Marv Loucks - John F. Kennedy & the Race to the Moon.

Kip Albright, Son of Ted and JoAnn Albright - America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation.

Lewis Lee Duncan, Father of Kathy Rickard - Cooking with Bonnie: Farm to France.

Martha Oehm, Mother of John Oehm - Vanished Smile: the Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa.

Mary B. Webster, Mother of Judy Abraham - The View for Great Dixter.

Mary Elizabeth Hoelting, Mother of Neal Hoelting - Louisa May Alcott: A Personal Biography.

Myrtle Defore, Mother of Chuck Defore - 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.

Patricia Ryan, Mother-in-law of Lana Ryan - Ballet Companion.

Phil Pell, Husband and father of Marcie and Nathan - American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.

Ramona Wallert, Mother of Teresa Thompson - Good and Beautiful God.

Rocky Fund, Husband of Linda Fund - Running Dry: a Journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River.

Sharon Riddle, Step-Mother of Scott Riddle - All About Love.

Shirley Bowan, Mother of Cindy Schoffstall - Ideas that Matter.

Troy Doyal, Father of Karen Karst - Great American Cities: Past and Present.

Troy W. McAfee, Father of Melinda McAfee - Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War.

Tyson Weishaar, Grandson of Milford Boucher - Space: a Visual Encyclopedia.

Virginia Prather, Mother of Helen & Greg Joyce - Surviving Against the Odds.

William "David" Horton II, Son of Karen & Jim Gallagher - The Beginning of Infinity, Explanations that Transform the World.

Zachariah Gabriel Nelson, Son of Jay & Rahna Nelson  -Enchanted Glass.

Maurice Valentine, Father of Ken Valentine - The Power of Pull.

Judith Burris, Daughter of Patricia & Herbert Bevan, Jr. - Wonders of the Universe.

Charles "Jack" Orr, Father-in-law of Doug Pierce - Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering.

Dustin Demo, Son of Dan & Joyce Demo - Destiny of the Republic.

From: Micaela Ayers

In Memory of Verlee Adam - Jerusalem: The Biography.

From: Mary Davidson

In Memory of Dr. Billie Lee Trents - Oxford American Handbook.

From: Jim and Susie Edwards

In Memory of Evelyn Edwards - Safe Haven.

From: Susan Howell

In Memory of Arlene Scribner - Change Your Thinking, Change Your World.

In Memory of Ralph Popp Grandpa's Tractor.

From: Julius Mercer (author)

In Memory of David Kohls A Fire in You.

From: Bob Stanley

 In Memory of Pat Stanley Grizzly Growl 1958.


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Amik Ahmad -Great Short Works.
     The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.

Cheryl Brown - One Day at a Time.

David Coryell - Thunderstruck

Gayle Childers - Alabaster's Song.
     Bear Hugs.
     Bear Hugs, Copy 2.
     The Book of Christmas.
     Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
     Cats and Carols.
     Chin Yu Min And The Ginger Cat.
     The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
     Christmas Treasury.
     City in Winter, A.
     The Crippled Lamb.
     Do You See What I See.
     The Fairies.
     The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde.
     A Flower Grows.
     Gretchen's abc.
     Grimm's Golden Goose.
     Jack Rabbit Jack.
     James the Connoisseur Cat.
     The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
     The Little Mermaid.
     The Little Snow Bear.
     Me Too.
     Micheal Hague's Favorite Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales.
     Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.
     My Father.
     Night Tree.
     Numbears: A Counting Book.
     One Wintry.
     The Perfect Present.
     Peter Pan.
     The Reluctant Dragon.
     Santabear's First Christmas.
     The Sleep Ponies.
     The Snow Queen.
     St. George and the Dragon.
     The Stray.
     Teddy Bear Teddy Bear.
     Time To Go.
     Tosca's Christmas.
     The Train Ride.
     The Veil of Snows.
     The Waterfall's Gift.
     Where the Sidewalk Ends.
     Whittlesworth Comes to Christmas.
     The Wind in the Willows.
     The Wizard of Oz.

KPTS, courtesy of Teresa Baumgartner - The Dockum Sit-in: a Legacy of Coverage.

Susie Edwards - Relationship Rescue.
     The Millionaire Next Door.

Bill Langley - Pigeons.
     The Time of the Buffalo.
     Rownak Rashid
     The Alchemist.
     Love in the Time of Cholera.
     Dr. Atkins' New Diet Cookbook.
     The 100 Best Poems of All Time.
     1000 Vegetarian Recipes
     Classic Rice Dishes: Over 100 Deliciously Diverse Recipes.
     The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook.
     Food and Wind: An Entire Year of Recipes 2004 and 2005.
     The Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook 11: Winning Recipes from Hometown America.
     The Weekend Chef: 192 Smart Recipes for Relaxed Cooking Ahead.
     Savoring San Diego: Cookbook of an Evolving Regional Cuisine.
     Food and Wine.
     Classic Rice Dishes

Deb Sawtelle - Reality Therapy.
     I'll Quit Tomorrow.
     Buzzed: the Straight Facts.
     DSM-IV-TR Case Studies.
     The Recovery Book.
     DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Ed.
     Man's Search for Meaning.
     The Gift of Therapy.

Jo Wilkinson - The Elegance of the Hedgehog.

Amik Ahmad - Listening Now.
     Essentials Tomato.
     Absolut Book.
     Oh, Brother.
     After Play.
     Mr. 80's.
     Olympic Portraits.
     New York City Traditions.
     Around the World in 450 Recipes.
     The Mafia Cookbook.
     Games for the Super-Intelligent.

Matt Webster - Get Shorty. (DVD)
     Superman Returns. (DVD)
     Yard Care.