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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


    From: Butler Community College

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Robert Albert, husband of Laura Albert - The Year of the Dogs

JoAnn Albright, wife of Ted Albright - The Writer's Map: an Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Phyllis Anderson, mother of Sue Williams - The Martha Manual: How to do (Almost) Everything

E. Blaine Bowlin, husband of Elizabeth Bowlin - Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century

Cletus Carter, grandfather of Lindsey Fields - Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters

Dennis Collins, husband of Karen Collins - Thirty Million Words:  Building a Child's Brain

Esther Cummins, mother of Janet Rhoads - Songs of America:  Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation

Ed Davies, father of Jennifer Montgomery - The U.S. Navy:  a Concise History

Gemma Davies, mother of Jennifer Montgomery - The Great British Bake Off:  Get Baking for Friends and Family 

Candace Denner, mother of Chasity Anderson - Digital Minimalism:  Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Shay Enlow, husband of Martha Enlow - The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

Alan Fredricks, father-in-law of Andy Jacques - American Moonshot:  John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.

Charlie Gregg, husband of Martha Gregg - The Gardener Says:  Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom

Judy Griffith, mother of Sonja Milbourn - The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance

Betty J. Hiebert, mother of Denise Irwin, Shelley Shipman, & Greg Hiebert - Beautifully Organized: a Guide to Function and Style in Your Home

Metta Holding, sister of Mark & Lora Jarvis - A Walking Life:  Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time.

Renata Jesser-Wehry, daughter of Charlene Jesser - Awakening Your Ikigai: How the Japanese Woke Up to Joy and Purpose Every Day

Larry Keenan, father of Marty Keenan - Rhythms of Change in Rocky Mountain National Park

Jean Clark Knaussman, mother of Karla Duran - How to Raise Successful People:  Simple Lessons for Radical Results

Jessie Lee, mother of Connie Finger - Writers: Their Lives and Works

Leo Linaweaver, husband of Agnes Linaweaver - Why We Dream:  The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey

Robert "Bob" McCoskey, father-in-law of Katheryn McCoskey - Letters of Note: an Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Dan McFadden, husband of Patty McFadden - Best Self:  Be You, Only Better

Janet McKain, mother of Vicki McKain - History of the World Map by Map

Peggy S. Moore, mother of Krissy Skaer - Decorating With Plants: What to Choose, Ways to Style, and How to Make Them Thrive

John Morrell, father of Troy Morrell - The League: how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire.

Johnny Morris, brother of Karen Wright - From Holmes to Sherlock:  the Story of the men and Women Who Created an Icon

Bev Morrison, mother-in-law of Rhonda Morrison - Raising Young Athletes:  Parenting Your Children to Victory in Sports and Life

Richard Nafziger, father-in-law of BJ McVay - The Way Home: Tales From a Life Without Technology

Stacia Pickrell, wife of Kevin Pickrell - An American Sunrise : poems

Judith Anne Roberts, step-mom of Nancy Daw - Embroidered Life: the Art of Sarah K. Benning

Stephen Scuka, husband of Diana Scuka - How to Be a Family: the Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to be Together

Col. Malcom S. Shaffer, husband of Janice Shaffer - Novels Into Film: adaptations & interpretations

Jean Sondrol, mother of Mike Swan - The National Team:  the Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer

Cynthia Sparks, mother of Samuel Sparks - Music: a Subversive History

Charmian Sundgren, mother of David Sundgren - Welcome to Weaving: a Modern Guide

George E. Todd, father of Jill Dehlinger - Chasing the Moon:  the People, the Politics, & the Promise That Launched American into the Space Age.

Mark Weeks, son of Anita Weeks - Talking Pictures: How to Watch Movies

Betty Jo Wright, mother-in-law of Karen Wright - Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants

Mike Zeiner, father of Cassie Zeiner - Tip of the Iceberg:  My 3,000 Mile Journey Around Wild Alaska, the Last Great American Frontier.

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Yoana Mangusheva - Nana, Vol. 1-8



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Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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From: Don Koke

Marianne Koke - The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

Marianne Koke - Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Ballads

Marianne Koke - Singing Rawhide: a Book of Western Ballads

Marianne Koke - My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions and More Pious Friends and Drunken Companions

Marianne Koke - American Cowboy Songs

Marianne Koke - 88 Most Beloved Easy-to-Play Cowboy & Western Songs

Marianne Koke - The Cowboy Tour:  a National Tour of Songs, Big Windy Stories, Fiddling, & Poetry by Cowboys and Buckaroos

Marianne Koke - The PLAINSMEN Select Their Favorite Sacred Songs