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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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Ralph Anderson, the father-in-law of Mike Helmer - Leave Only Footprints

Ted August, father of Bryn Cornell - Archeology: the Essential Guide to Our Human Past

Samuel Borrego, father of Tom Borrego - Petroglyphs of the Kansas Smoky Hills

Nick Brown, husband of Ruth Harries - One Day: the Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary 24 Hours in America

Ila Mae Bush, mother of Randy Bush - Suffrage: women's long battle for the vote

William H. Clark, grandfather of Kristy Zieman - Dreyer's English: an Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style

Pat Coryell, mother of Micaela Ayers - Making a life:  working by hand and discovering the life you are meant to live.

Harold Eastman, father-in-law of Teressa Eastman - The Well-Gardened Mind: the Restorative Power of Nature

Beulah Foster, grandmother of Bill Young - Le Guin:  Annals of the Western Shore

David Frankhauser, father of Amy Warner - Adventures in Opting Out:  a Field Guide to Leading an Intentional Life

Wilma Howell, wife of Ken Howell - Sew Step by Step:  How to Use Your Sewing Machine to Make, Mend, and Customize

Judy Ireland, wife of Perry Ireland - Dolly Parton:  Songteller, My Life in Lyrics

Amy Jaye, wife of Mark Jaye - Martha Stewart's Organizing: the Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines

David A. "Andy" Jones, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Online Writing Lab - Face to Face:  the Art of Human Connection

John Karst, husband of Karen Karst - American Democracy:  21 Historic Answers to 5 Urgent Questions

Michael King, son of Sherrell King - Leadership is Language: the Hidden Power of What You Say and What You Don't

True Knowles, husband of Elizabeth Knowles - Life From Above:  Epic Stories of the Natural World

Doris Livingston, wife of Richard Livingston - Up All Night:  Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News

Herbert Lowrance, Jr, husband of Patricia Lowrance - The Peanuts Papers:  Writers and Cartoonists on Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Gang, and the Meaning of Life

Joan Mattingly, mother of Kathy McCoskey - Can You Hear the Trees Talking?:  Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest

James "Jim" Maupin, father-in-law of Tim Schaffner - Melville:  Complete Poems

Thad Meierhoff, father-in-law of Todd Carter - The Unique States of America

Velma Milbourn, the mother-in-law of Sonja Milbourn - Your Hidden Superpower:  the Kindness That Makes You Unbeatable at Work and Connects You With Anyone

William Minshall, Sr., grandfather of Mandy Tetrick - Vesper Flights

Bryan Moore, brother of Teri Van Dever - Clearer, Closer, Better:  How Successful People See the World

Carol New, wife of Delvin New - Bringing Back the Birds: Exploring Migration and Preserving Birdscapes Throughout the Americas

Debra Olthoff, mother of Chris Miller - Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland

Margaret Irene Parks, mother of Margaret Pickering - Simply Living Well

Virginia "Ginger" Pfeifer, mother of Renee Aspinall - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art: a History

Buford Pringle, Jr., husband of Linda Pringle - How You Say It:  Why You Talk the Way Do and What it Says About You

Dale Remsberg, husband of Judy Remsberg  - Life is in the Transitions:  Mastering Change at Any Age

Kay Rice, sister of Lloyd Rice Jr. - Together: the Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Floyd "Joe" Rinkenbaugh, brother of Bill Rinkenbaugh - Franklin & Washington: the Founding Partnership

Jackie Sharp, mother/sister of Sherry Currie/Debbie Sawtelle - Shirley Jackson:  Four Novels of the 1940s & 50s

Christa Voth, mother of Heidi Davison - How to Think Like Shakespeare

Roy Voth, father of Heidi Davison - Half Broke: a Memoir

Diane Wahto, wife of Patrick Roche - Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision From the National Collection

David Walton, father of Misty Walton - A Craftsman's Legacy: Why Working with Our Hands Gives Us Meaning

Norma White, wife of Pete White - Landscapes in Oil: a Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition

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Marianne Koke Folk Arts Collection

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