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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    |    Marianne Koke Folk Arts


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From: Butler Community College

Dr. Terry Hetrick, Father of Bob Hetrick - Love or the Land: Essential Farm & Conservation Readings from an American Golden Age 1880-1920.

Willard "Bud" Hughes, Father of Terri Courter - The Varieties of Scientific Experience.

Harry Patterson, Father-in-Law of Loretta Patterson - No Shortcuts to the Top.

Virginia Fritzler, Mother of Dana Crawford - The Bon Appetite Cookbook.

Margie Ann Reed, Mother of Linda Jolly - Saving Graces.

Kathleen Marie Manley, Mother of Pat Lowrance - Bird-by-Bird Gardening.

Connie Ruark, Wife of Tony Ruark - Pushcart Prize 31: Best of the Small Press.

Perry G. Walker, Father of Judy Bazil - George III: America's Last King.

Anna Mary McCune, Mother-in-Law of Sherrell King - Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening.

Steve Smith, Son of Harold Smith - Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Fathers.

Marjory O'Conner, Mother-in-law of Maggie Smith - Jane Goodall: The Woman who Redefined Man.

Velma North, Butler Golden Grizzly Volunteer - The Cave Painters.

Katie Cox-Fry, Daughter of Dale & Tammy Cox - Hattie Big Sky.

Linzie Williams, Father of Kent Williams - World as Laboratory: Experiments with Mice, Mazes and Men.

Deborah Watson Peterson, Sister-in-law of Laura Albert - Ending Poverty in America.

Rex Oehm, Father of John Oehm - Life Magazine: Platinum Anniversary Collection

Evelyn Albert, Mother-in-law of Laura Albert - The Mind According to Shakespeare.

Marjorie Brown, Mother of Alan Brown - Letters of E.B. White.

Bernadine Murry, Mother of Tom Murry - The Road to Jerusalem.

Donna Domann Hayes, Sister of Janice Jones - 20th Century Glass.

Douglas VanDyke, Brother-in-Low of Diana VanDyke - Bird Songs.

Fern Erickson, Mother of Jan VanNote - Edith Wharton.

Kenneth Smith, Father-in-Law of Rhonda Smith & Grandfather-in-Law of Kerri Smith - Empire of Blue Water.

Charlie Myers, Son of Marc Myers - Robbing the Bees: a Biography of Honey.

Loen Ault, Husband of Rev. Karen Ault - Brother-in-Law to Edith Waugh & Steve Pershall - The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable.

Mary Checots, Mother of Don Checots - The Road Washes Out in Spring: a Poet's Memoir of Living Off the Grid.

Christian W. Stevens, Brother of Monica Huntzinger - The Hidden Life of Art: Secrets and Symbols in Great Masterpieces.

Mike Holub, Husband of Pauline Holub - The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Mack Leroy Long, Brother of Judy Ireland - The Children of Hurin.

Ernie Ogle, Son-in-Law of Chuck Little - The Canon: a Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science.

Mona Saunders, Mother of Betty Corbin - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: a year of food life.

Darrell Knapp, husband of Joyce Knapp - Many Identities, One Nation: the Revolution and it's Legacy in the Mid-Atlantic.

Rusty Davis, Husband of Elvira Davis - Native Guard: Poems.

Zach Porter, Son of Kristina Porter - It's How You Play the Game.

Ruby Collins, Mother of Alisha Maserang - Balance: in Search of the Lost Senses.

Wilford "Will" Garvert, Step-father to Sharon Rogers - Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America.

George "Dordie" Waitt, Jr., Father of Rocky Waitt - The Tree: a Natural History of What Trees are, How They Live, and Why They Matter.

Dr. Terry Hetrick, Father of Gary Hetrick - 100 Masterpieces of Painting.

Jenny Masterson, Daughter of John Masterson (President of Allen County Community College) - Georgia O'Kefe Museum: Celebrating Ten Years, 1997-2007.

David Kohls, Son of Ev Kohls - Games for the Gods: the Greek Athlete & the Olympic Spirit.

Joe Avery, Grandfather of Dustin Avery - You Don't Have to be Famous: How to Write Your Life Story.

LaVerne Renville, Father of Teresa Long - Kindred Spirits: A. B. Durnad's the American Landscapes.

Larry Garber, Brother of Ron Garber - What's What in the Titles of Classical Music and Beyond.

From: Clifford W. Stone

Mrs. Clifford W. ("Sally" Connell) Stone - The Confident Woman.
     Masters of Color and Light.
     Teach with Your Heart.
     Invitation to the Classics
     Presidential Courage.
     Find your Focus Zone.
     Got What it Takes?

C.J. Connell, Jr. , Esq. - American Trial. 

Wilber E. (Olive Clifford) Stone - Mysteries of the Middle Ages.

From: L.W. Nixon Library Staff

Roger Williams, Brother-in-law of Ronda Holt - Sea of Thunder.

Clyde "Bounce" Williams, Granduncle of Juli Willhite - The Victorian Gardner.

From: Friend at Butler

Joy K. Choens, Wife of Jiggs Choens - Handbook of Adult Development.
     Sit and Get: 20 Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain. 


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Clifford W. Stone - The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
     Wodehouse: a Life.
     Dreams from my Father.
     Land of Lincoln.
     Passionate Minds.
     Partners in Command.
     Beyond World Class.
     See Jane Lead.
     Natural Cures.
     From Beirut to Jerusalem.
     Black Rednecks and White Liberals.
     Waiting for your Cat to Bark?

Suzie Edwards - Get a Jump!
     Fat Free Meetings.

Rita Sullivan - Baby's Breath. DVD.

Jacqueline Vietti - The Circle of Innovation.
      Wind Songs in the Wheat, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III.
      Who Move My Cheese. (Andover Campus)
      Black Rednecks and White Liberals. (Andover Campus)
      Magic with Sand.
      Paths of Exile.

Jane Watkins - When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
     A Single Shard.
     Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
     Where the Lillies Bloom.
     Out of the Dust.

Al Vopata - Bohemian Mobility Tales.

Pat Lowrance - The Grizzly 1964,1965,1974, 1975, 1976,1977, 1979 and 1981.

John Jenkinson - Moving My Business to China.

Judy Bastin - Bookcrush. 

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Jim Erickson

Marianne Koke - The Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson: Recording of the 1920's.
     The Complete Brownie McGhee.
     Cowboy Songs of the Old West: Collected and Sung by Alan Lomax and Ed McCurdy.
     Ed McCurdy: A Ballad Singers Choice.
     Elizabeth Cotton: Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes.
     Harry Belefonte :Island in the Sun.
     John Jacob Niles: I wonder as I wander Carols and Love Songs.
     John Jacob Niles: My Precarious Life in the Public Domain.
     Josh White: the Electra Years.
     Josh White: Free and Equal Blues.
     Josh White Sings the Blues and Sings.
     Moses Asch: Smithsonian Folkways.
     Od etta: Best of the Vanguard Years.
     Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Best of the Vanguard Years.
     Ramblin' Jack Elliott The Lost Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957.
     Rev. Gary Davis Blues and Ragtime.
     Richard Dyer-Bennett: Smithsonian Folkways. Volume 1 & 2.
     Sam Hinton: The Library Congress Recording, March 25, 1947.
     Satisfying Blues: Mississippi John Hurt.
     The Very Best of Rev. Gary Davis: Hero's of Blues.
     The Weaver: Rarities from the Vanguard Vault.
     Garden of Joy: Jim Kweskin's America. 2 CD Set.
     Ramblin' Jack Elliott. CD
     Rainbow Quest with Pete Seeger, Judy Collins & Elizabeth Cotten DVD.
     Woody Guthrie: This Machine Kills Fascists.
     Wine Headed Woman with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. CD
     Border Town at Midnight. CD
     The Weavers: Wasn't that a Time. 4 CD Set.
     Important Recording, 1934-1949.
     All the Classic Sides, 1928-1937.
     Big Bill Broonzy.
     Field Trip by Jean Ritchie.
     Old Times and Hard Times by Hedy West.
     Classic Cuts, 1933-1941, The Delmore Brothers.
     Southern Journey Series: Earliest Times.
     Delmore Brothers: the Later Years Vol. 2 1933-1952.