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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


From: Butler Community College

FOR                                                  TITLE

Keith Burdine, Father of Rita Luna - What Goes On: Selected and New Poems, 1995-2009.

Dr. Rodney Cox - former Butler President, Husband of Joyce Faye Cox -  Three Cups of Tea.

Loraine Ekis, Mother-in-law of Diana Van Dyke - The Secret of the Old Clock - Nancy Drew - 80th Anniversary Edition.

Elsy Escalante, Sister of Nelson Escalante - The Whale: in Search of the Giants of the Sea.

Russ Griffith, Step-father of Sonja Milbourn - The Greatest Manuals in Sports.

Rebecca Kitch, Sister of Bob Ramsey - The Encyclopedia of Writing & Illustrating Children's Books.

Rea Newlin, Mother of Cindy Bond - The Power of Half.

Dick Pearce, Husband of Norma Pearce - Hunger for the Wild.

Glen Sandefur, Uncle of Dr. Leann Ellis - The Hawk and the Dove.

Mandi Thornburg, Niece of Mike Schweigert - Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer.

Gail Tackett-Gwinup, Sister-in-Law and Aunt of Doug Gwinup & Rhonda Gwinup - Love is the Higher Law.

Janice Webster, Stepmother of Allen Webster - Plant-driven Design: Creating Gardens

Fred Hiser, Father of Rod Hiser - Lifeline for Money Misfortunes: How to overcome Life's Greatest Challenges.

Leanne Bietch, Sister-in-Law of Mary Spoon - Reading in the Brain.

George Fahnestock, Husband of Dee Ann Fahnestock - The Best Plays, theater Yearbook 2007-2008.

Lloyd McGinley, Father of Jared McGinley - Justin: What's the Right Thing to Do?

Phil Hudson, Brother of Cindy McGraw - The "Beagle" Letters of Charles Darwin.

Isabelle Ferrell, Mother of Pete Ferrell - The Real Wizard of Oz: the Life & Times of L. Frank Braum.-

Clifford Stone, Father of Sam Stone & Sue Hunter - The Remains of Company D: a Story of the Great War.

Melvin Clark, Father of Sheryl Hayes - One Citizen's Constitution: an Annotated Guide.

Bill Craft, Father-in-law of Connie Craft - A Journey Through Literary America.

Rick Fresh, Husband of Gina Austin-Fresh - This is Not the Story You Think it is.

Fannie Elizabeth Pringle, Mother of Buford Pringle - Lincoln at Peoria: the Turning Point.

Betty Weber,  Mother-in-law of Ron Newlin - Mrs. Adams in winter: a journey in the last days of Napoleon.

Herbert Lowrance, Father-on-law of Pat Lowrance - The Male Brain.

Carol McAdoo, Sister of Connie Langhofer - Pastry: Savory & Sweet.

Clyde Hiebert, Husband of Betty Hiebert - Little Pink House.

Pauline Wetta, Mother of Linda Waplehurst - Empire of Liberty.

Diana Walker, Sister of Jim Edwards - China's Megatrends.

Ron Lee Langhofer, Brother & Brother-in-law of Connie Langhofer & Jan Jack - Pulitzer: a Life in Politics Print and Power

Shirley Hogeboom, Wife of Albert Hogoboom - The Box from Braunau : in Search of my Father's War.

Dr. Wendell Waldie, Father of Jana Garrison - The Language of Life.

Charles Lucien Gray III, Brother of Dorothy Gray - Not Without Hope .

Bob Conners, Husband of Willa Conners - Appetite for America.

Forrest Webster, Father of Allen Webster - Instinctive Parenting.

Louise Adams, Mother of Felix Adams - Helping College Students Find Purpose.

Melissa Ann (Towne) Shild, Sister of Daughter-in law Connie Craft - Borrowed Names... Poems

Franklin Blansatt, Step-father of Willena Beemer - One more theory about Happiness.

Vivian Kate Ragsdale, Granddaughter of Rex Wilson - Toys Go Out.

Virginia Ann Price, Sister-in-law of Donna Whiteside - Sauces Cookbook.

Mac Hay, Father of Kim Murry - Woodrow Wilson: A Biography.

Patricia Dunfee, Mother of Thomas Diener - Whole Grain Baking.

Ric Speers, Father of Rachelle Wertenberger - Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time.

Roy Wallert, Father of Teresa Thompson - Ozma of Oz.

Gene Tetrick, Father-in-law of Mandy Tetrick - The Modern Century.

Charles Van Dever, Father-in-law of Teri Van Dever - The American Civil War.

Gladys White, Grandmother of Teri Van Dever - Do One Nice Thing.

Darlene Peterson, Wife of Jerry Peterson - Tennesee Williams: Plays 1937-1955.

Oral Taylor, Husband of Glenda Taylor - Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress.

Dorothy Mack, Mother of Valerie and Tom Mack - A Kansas Year.

Janice Hanna, Wife of Bill Hanna - Years of Dust: The Story of the Dust Bowl.

Bill Allen, Father-in-law of Kirsten Allen - The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift & America’s Finest Hour.

Jim Hittle, former Trustee of Butler Community College Husband of Bonnie Hittle - Hero Found.

Tony Engelbrecht, Father of Ron Engelbrecht - Crisis on campus: a Bold Plan of Reforming Our Colleges and Universities.

Bob Taylor, Father of Mitch Taylor - Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States.

Judy Badway, Mother of Nick Badway - The Story of Graphic Design.

Vivian “Jean” Domann, Mother of Janice Jones - Saving Leonardo.

Dale Whiteside, Husband of Donna Whiteside - The Baseball Codes.

Stacy Runion, Brother of Rhonda Landsverk - One Million Things.

Margaret Buress Hunnicutt, Mother of Susan Balman - The Children’s Book.

Mary Carol Barlow, Mother of Martha Enlow - Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable.

Arnold Frederking, Father of Laura Hamlin - Churchill's Empire.

Joseph Glotzbach, Husband of Carol Glotzbach - They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine.

Virginia Cyphers, Grandmother of Amy Cyphers - Storyteller: the Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl.

Marie Schultz, Mother of Verda Converse - The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.

Don Feller, Husband of Mary Feller - The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

George Laham, Sr., Father of George Laham - The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Rolly Dean Boucher, The brother of Milford Boucher - Five steps for overcoming fear and self-doubt.

Bonnie Hatch, the grandmother of Micaela Ayers - Old farm.

Mike Vietti, the brother of Ray & Jackie Vietti - A Secret gift: history of the great depression.

Danny Steinkamp, the father of Shane & Jennifer Steinkamp and Chad and Eslie Steinkamp - The Price of altruism: George Price and the search for the origins of kindness

From: Don Koke

In Memory of William H. Walker Choreographing Identities.

From: Eleanor Crank's Family

Eleanor Crank - Painting Miniatures
     Watercolor in Bloom
     Watercolor Fast and Loose
     Painting More Than the Eye Can See
     Learn to Paint
     Intimate Landscape
     Frames and Framing
     Decorative Gilding
     Gilding and Lacquering
     The Encyclopedia Of Picture Framing Techniques
     The New Creative Artist
     How to Make a Watercolor Paint Itself
     Learn to Paint Birds in Watercolour
     Painting Watercolor Portraits that Glow
     The Ultimate Stencil Book
     Recipes For Surfaces
     Making & Decorating Your Own Paper
     Marble Designs
     Painted Furniture Decorating Ideas & Projects
     Looking at Indian Art of The Northwest Coast
     Chiefly Feasts
     Spirit and Ancestor
     Celtic Motifs
     Royal Tombs of Sipan
     Altered Books Workshop
     Mediaeval Folk in Painting
     The Craft of Paper Cutting
     Paper Creations
     Treasures of The Kazakh Steppes
     Sticks and Stones (Series, New Crafts)
     Tinwork (Series, New Crafts)
     Animals: A Picture Sourcebook
     Watercolor Secrets
     Passionate Brushstrokes
     Rediscovering Paper Mache

From: Sheryle Dunbar

In Memory of Lance Heilmann - Roget's International Thesaurus

In Memory of David Kuttler - The Printed Picture.


FROM                                  TITLE

Dr. Vietti -  The Sandbox Investment. Sarge.
     The Octopus & the Orangutan.

Ann Hall, Butler Student - Organizational Theory: Design and Change.
     Managerial Economics.
     Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 8th Edition.
     Marketing Management.

Warren R. Cozby, Jr. - Nuts & Bolts of Space Colonization.

Wade Harvey & Delbert Harvey - It's all about Choice.

Bill Langley  - The American Crow and the Common Raven.
     Collecting and Preparing Study Specimen of Vertebrates.

David Coryell - The Taken Trilogy.
     The Annals of the Heechee.

Phil Speary - Advancing student learning outcomes in Community & Technical colleges.

Fred Torneden - The Christian expression: discover one another in Jesus Christ.

Jim Edwards - Harnessing America's wasted talent.

Matt Webster - Dogma. 
     Jay & Silent Bob strikes back.
     Tropic thunder.
     Reservoir dogs.
     The 40 year old virgin.
     Lethal weapon: director's cut.
     Clerks:10th anniversary ed.
     Chasing Amy.
     The Hangover.



IN HONOR OF                            TITLE

From: Library Staff

Dr. Leann & Randy Ellis - Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

From: June Costin                   

Elizabeth & Ralph Bedts - Recent American History, Vol. 1 & 2
     Raphael Semmes: the Philosophical Mariner. 
     Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings.

From: Charles K. Steiner, Executive Director of Wichita Art Museum

The 75th Anniversary of the Wichita Art Museum Wichita Art Museum: 75 Years of American Art.

From: Rachel Ayers

Chris Jensen - Mirror, Mirror

From: Sonja Sommers - Milbourn

Judy Louis – Griffith, By her daughter Sonja Milbourn - Augusta’s Journal

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

FOR                                                   TITLE

From: Mike Wotawa

Marianne Koke - Woodie Guthrie Art Works Festival - A film by Murray Lerner- Filmed at the Newport Folk Festival
     Very Early Joan
     Joan Baez Joan Baez Vol. 2
     Joan Baez Bowling Green
     Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger
     Blonde on Blonde
     Bob Dylan
     Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show
     Classic Bluegrass from 1956 to 1962 Vol. 8
     The Unsung Father of Country Music
     Ernest V. Stoneman Recollections
     Judy Collins
     The Very Best of Tom Paxton
     Tom Paxton Live at Newport
     Joan Baez Gone from Danger
     Joan Baez Legacy
     Doc Watson and David Holt
     Jefferson Starship presents: Jefferson's Tree of Liberty
     Best of Flatt & Scruggs TV show: classic bluegrass from 1956-1962