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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 Collection


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From: Clifford W. Stone

Mrs. Clifford W. ("Sally" Connell) Stone - Alexander Calder & his magical mobiles.
     The Prairie print makers.
     The practical guide to marbling paper.
     The Regionalist vision of William Diskerson.
     Stone Artist's guide to composition.

Charles E. (Maryan Firestone) Heilmann - Aida.

Samuel R. Clifford - 1776.

Robert H. Chism "M" Charles H. Fillmore - The Last stand of the Tin Can Sailors.

Ralph M. Graham - The Games do count.

Mrs. Charles E. (Manayan Fireston) Heilmann - Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA: the making of the Broadway Musical.

From: Butler Community College

Annie McQuiller, Mother of Sherry Martin -  Nightingales: the extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale.

Rosemary Lay, Wife of John Lay - Ethics, the heart of leadership.  

Robert Taliaferro -  Bicycle: the history.

Lee A. Westcott, Father of Angela Kay Westcott - Ready-to-tell Tales.  

Leonard O. Jantz, Father of Connie Walton - The western: the greatest Texas cattle trail.  

Ann Walterstedt - Leonardo.

Alice Oliver, Grandmother of Mr. and Mrs. Will Long - Faith works: how to live your beliefs and ignite social change.

Callie Mae Kuenstler, Grandmother of Leann Ellis - How to think like Leonard Da Vinci.

Letty Brown, Grandmother of Tiffany Blaske - Splendid solution: Jonas Salk.

Linda Diane Nunemaker, Sister of Martha Brown - Three plays by Anton Chekhov.

Marlys Morgan, Mother of Sheri Morgan - The Geographer's library.

Marie Shadwell, Grandmother of Teri Rinkenbaugh - John Brown Abolitionist.

Bradley A. Cook, Friend of Rusty and Elvira Davis - The Wild iris.

Robert Chism, Brother of Posey Coburn and Joe Chism - Shirmer encyclopedia of art.

Marion "June" Heffron, Mother of Michael Heffron - Wildflowers & grasses of Kansas.

Judy Showalter, Aunt of Chelsea Lee - Plan B: further thoughts on Faith.

Robert Mattingly, Father of Kathy McCoskey - The Eloquent President: a portrait of Lincoln through his words.

Wayne Matlock, Husband of Pam Matlock - Washington's crossing.

Tom Peters, Husband of Susan Peters - The Secret man: the story of Watergate's Deep Throat.

Esther Mae Nelson, Mother of Ted Nelson - Everyday grace: having hop, finding forgiveness, and making miracles.

Jerry Vieregge, Brother of Sherrell King - Best of the Midwest: rediscovering America's heartland.

Mildred Barnes, Mother of Helen Barnes - Altered book collage.

Jim Harvey Webster, Grandfather of Matt Jacobs - The problem of the media.

Clyde Eugene "Gene" Cless, Father of Steve Cless - The first emancipator.

Diane Smith, Sister of Marilyn Mahan - Gospel & Acts: from the St. John's Bible.

Joy Choens, Daughter-in-law of Sue Choens - Eudora Weltry: a biography.

Delina Walton, Mother of David Walton - The Man behind the microchip.

Floyd Torneden, Father of Fred Torneden - The Accidental masterpiece.

Victor Lee Richardson, Daughter of Judy Wenz - The first poets.

Teresa Grange, Son of John Grange - Mark Twain: a life.

Jiggs Choen, Father-in-law of Sue Choens - The Tipping point.

Lawrence Evans, Father of Larry Evans - Teach with your strengths.

Lillian Morgon, Mother of Dena Smoot - Kansas: a guide to the Sunflower State.

Irma Jones, Mother-in-law of Janice Jones - Servant Leadership: a journey into the nature of legitimate power & greatness.

Chad Patton, Father of Dr. Jay Moorman - Players: the mysterious identity of William Shakespeare.

Edward Rodriquez, Father of Adrian Rodriquez - Meta Man: the quest for Omega.

Matt Samuels, Husband of Mrs. Matt Samuels - Where shall I wander: new poems.

Eugene McAllister, Father of Debbie O'Brian - Leonardo Da Vinci: flights of the mind.

Eugene Walker, Husband of Maxine Walker - The Snowflake: winter's secret beauty.

Melvin "Mel" Morehead, Father of Becky Wolfe - The Search: how Google and it's rivals rewrote the rules of business.

Mary Lavaina Dodson, Mother of Marvin Dodson - Our Ancient Wings: the Sandhill Cranes of North America.

From: Karen Karst

Craig Miller - Faces of the Great Plains: prairie wildlife.

From: John and Cathy Jenkinson

Robert B. Norman, father of Troy Nordman - The Bounty.

From: Center for Teaching Excellence Co-Workers

Tim Brazil - Three act tragedy.


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Clifford W. Stone - Constitutional chaos.
     Will in the World.
     The beginner's book of oil painting.
     The world is flat.
     Winning the future.
     Inside the asylum.
     The Walmart way.
     Eye of the eagle.
     The Total penguin.
     Bait and switch.
     A Short history of nearly everything.
     Presence: an explanation of profound change.
     Character is destiny.
     What Christianity ever done for us?

Anthony Olson - Test of Essential academic skills: pre-test study manual.

Barbara J. Kramer - Ammonites and the other cephalopods of the Pierre Seaway. 
     Fossil Collector's handbook: finding, identifying, preparing, displaying. 

Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Jim Erickson

Marianne Koke -  Bluegrass early cuts: 1931-1953 4 CD set.
     Generations of Bluegrass: Legendary pickers.
     The Best of Pete Seeger.
     The Great American Bluegrass collection.
     Generations of Bluegrass: Shoulder to shoulder, vol. two.
     On the road with Ralph Stanley.
     The Stanley Brothers: the King years, 1961-1965 4 CD set.
     Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers 4 CD set.
     Generations of Bluegrass: pickers and fiddlers, vol. I, 00 Greatest Bluegrass hits, 4 CD set.
     The Stanley Brothers: an evening long ago.
     The Great Carl Sandburg: song of America.
     Dan Zanes :parades and panoramas.
     Bill and Dorree past piano and vocal duets: song to the  early Fifties and before, vol. 1 & 2.