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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: Clifford W. Stone

Mrs. Clifford W. ("Sally" Connell) Stone - Living with Art., The Daily Seen.

Jayma Lea Graham - Deal with it: you cannot conquer what you will not confront.

Wilber E. Stone  - Oceans of Kansas.

Mrs. Samuel R. (Lucinda Shriver) Clifford - The Language of God.

Mrs. Clifford W. ("Sally" Connell) Stone -  Exploring the unexplained.

Mrs. Clifford W. ("Sally" Connell) Stone  -The Hobby Book of Stenciling and Brush Stroke Painting.

From: Butler Community College

Myrtle Jones, Mother of Nita Jackson - Understanding attachment.

Donald Cation, Father of Doug Cation  - Henry Adams & the making of America.

Harriet Tabor, Mother of Laura Albert - Kansas Past.

Jayma Graham, Daughter of Jim and Ann Graham - Pitch like a girl: how a woman can be herself and still succeed.

Vivian Musgrave, Mother-in-law of Susan Gilland - Martha Stewart's baking handbook.

John Wright, Father of Kathy Owens - The March.

Rita Wendler, Grandmother of Christina Rollins - The Worst hard time: the story of the Dust Bowl.

John Bohannon, Father of Anita Mills- A Tear in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599.

Pete Weigel, Father of Terry Klenda - Buffalo Bill's America.

Rita Marie Boehm, Mother-in-law of Jan Boehm - Childhood on the Farm.

Francis Cillessen, Uncle of Bill Rinkenbaugh &Grandfather of Scott Cillessen - Developing the Leaders Around You. Father of Maggie Smith Melville: His World & Work.

Clint Upchurch, Nephew of Paul Kyle - The Great War for Civilization: the Conquest of the Middle East.

June Hunter, Mother of Julie Wishart - Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy.

Nancy Meyers, Wife of Marc Meyers - Broadway Musicals: the 100 Greatest Shows of All Time.

Josh Bacon, Son of Betty Bacon - Leading Every Day.

Richard Wiens, Brother of Marilyn Wiens Mahan - John Brown to Bob Dole: Movers & Shakers in Kansas History.

Doris Patton, Mother of Dr. Jay Moorman - C.S. Lewis.

Bernice Smith, Mother of Laura Coon - Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier.

Randy Brown, Father of Aaron Brown - Kansas Archeology

Agnes Dolan, Mother of Donna Gorton - The Book of Lost Books.

Norman Craig Willhite, Brother-in-Law of Juli Willhite - Flint Hills Cowboys.

Esther Wilson, Mother of Shirley Lawrence - Stories for an Enchanted Afternoon.

Anna Cutsinger, Mother-in-law of Marla Cutsinger - Women's Roles in the Renaissance.

Donald Kraft, Father of Linda Jolly - Mayflower: a Story of Courage, Community and War.

Buck Moore, Father of Carol Renfro - Stumbling on Happiness.

Bo Wonsetler, Mother of Bernie Wonsetler - Farewells.

Stan Roths, Step-son of DeeAnn Roths - Doc Holliday: the Life and the Legend.

Dana Stewart, Wife of John Stewart - Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Donald Mercer, Father of Deana Turner - The NPRI Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music.

David Wessling, Husband of Michelle Wessling - The Things that Matter.

Alfred "Al" Ross, Father of Judy Lawson - Wins, Losses, and Lessons.

Jeanne Miller, Mother of Kandy Miller - The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain.  

LaVada Lambert, Aunt of Dr. Leanne Ellis - Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt.

Luann Wheeler, Sister of Frank Tremble - Home Comforts.

Kayden Leo Walker Cooper, Grandson of Joyce Millard. - More Help for Teachers of Young Children.

Genevieve Hackler, Grandmother of Telia and Yolanda Hackler - The Museé D'orsay.

Debbie George, Cousin of Dr. Leanne Ellis - Next Year Country.

Bob Travis, Father of Shannon Lincicome - Four Plays by William Lange.

Connie Lopez, Grandmother of Delia Garcia - Arthur Miller: Collected Plays, 1944-1961.

Mary Eshelman, Aunt of Bill Rickenbaugh - Ancient Agriculture.

Richard Lambert, Cousin of Leann Ellis - Good Poems for Hard Times.

Eldon Holt, Brother-in-Law of Ronda Holt - Black Storm Coming.

Sam Keys, Son of Jennifer Keys - Peter Pan in Scarlet: Authorized Sequel to J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan.

Minnie Kazmeirski, Mother-in-Law of Dr. Jackie Vietti - God's Universe.

Edith Engels, Mother of Sue Barrientos - Christmas USA: a Children's Book

Dale George, Father of Gene George - Caesar: Life of a Colossus.

From: Linda Billingsley

Nancy Meyers - Gram's Song.    

From: Emily Matthias

June Hunter, Mother of Julie Wishart - Lighting the Way: a Woman Who Changed Modern America.
     Thomas Moran's West: Chromolithography, High Art, and Popular Taste. 


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Clifford W. Stone - Black Rednecks & White Liberals., Character is Destiny.
    The G.O.D. Experiments.
    The Worst Hard Times.
    The OZ Principle.
     El Dorado: Legacy of an Oil Boom.
     American Miler.
     Impressionism Abroad.
     A World of Ideas.
     Machiavelli on Modern Leadership.
     The Future of Freedom.
     Zoo Book.
     Our Iceberg is Melting.
     The Immortal Game (Chess).  

Linda Billingsley - Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

Mark Weeks - Hatari - DVD   Dr. No - DVD, Hamlet - DVD.

Sonja Milbourn - Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time.

Dorothy Babb The portable MFA in creative writing : improve your craft with the core essentials taught to MFA students.


In Honor of Linda Billingsley, on her Retirement by Fellow Butler Employees - Jack Jacobs. and How music came to the earth. 

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Don Koke

Marianne Koke - Art in Craftsmanship.

L. D. Sawyer - The American gas station.

Harold Jenkins - Food Folklore.

From: Jim Erickson

Marianne Koke - The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys "I am a mon of constant sorrows.," Clinch Mountain Country.,   Cisco Houston: the Folkways Years, 1944-1961., Avalon Blues (Complete 1928 Okeh recordings) by Mississippi Hurt., Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston., Sonny Terry (Collectable's Records), Classic Scots Ballads., Pete Seeger: American Favorite Ballads.,   Sonny Terry: Chain Gang Blues. --And the tin pan bended, and the story ended-- ,  Cisco Houston: Best of the Vanguard Years.,   Rainbow Quest: New Lost City Ramblers, etc., Rainbow Quest: Terry & McGhee and Hutt., The Carter Family: Will the Circle be Unbroken., Clarence Tom Ashley & Tex Isley play and sing American folk music, Smithsonian Folkways Archival Series., Everytime I feel the Spirit, vol. 3., Big Bill Broonzy., and In all Honesty, by The Stonemans.

From: Larry Penn

Marianne Koke - Shicken' with the Union: Songs from Wisconsin Labor History., The Whiskeys' Gone., A Ride on the Westbound., Railroad Queens of the Past. and The Rose Tattoo: Live.

From: Michael & Alanna Taylor

Marianne Koke - Janismania 2004. and Janis Ian: Live at Club Cafe.