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Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)

Oklahoma Library Legends

Aaronson, Alfred

Anthony, Nancy

Bierman, Ken

Boies, Kay

Brawner, Lee

Brown, Ruth

Butcher, N.E.

Carnegie, Andrew Foundation

Clark, Bob

Clarke, Polly

Corwin, Aarone

Dale, Dorothea

Delaney, Oliver

Delphian Clubs and Societies

Dessauer, Phil

Dieterlen, Beverly

Dover, Leta

DuVall, Frances

Ellison, Sandy

Estes-Rickner, Bettie

Ferguson, Milton J.

Ferguson, Mrs. Thomas B. (Eva Shartel)

Frasier, Sally Freeman

Friends of Libraries groups around Oklahoma

Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO)

Friends of Tulsa City-County Library

Funk, Mrs. Trimmier Sloan

Gates, Bill & Melinda Foundation

Gorman, Edith

Hale, Kathy

Hand, Elsie

Hanway, Wayne

Hardesty, Roger & Donna

Helmerich, Peggy

Henke, Esther Mae

Hewey, Dell

Hinkle, John

Hinshaw, Marilyn

Johnson, Edward R.

Johnson, Jeanie

Keene, Jan

Kennedy, Frances

Lau, Ray

Laughlin, Mildred

Lester, June

Literary Clubs

Low, Edmon

Lowry, William (Bill)

Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)

Marable, Mary Hays

Martin, Allie Beth

Masters, Anne Rounds

McAnally, Arthur

McGlenn, Alma Reid

McVey, Susan

Miles, Ava

Miller, Gail

Miltimore, Cora

Morgan, Anne Hodges

Morris, Donna

Motter, Robert T., Jr.

Motter, Robert T., Sr.

Noble Foundation

Norberg, Lillian Born

Norvell, Donna

Parker, Mrs. J.C.

Patterson, Lotsee

Phelps, Edith Allen

Phillips, John & Vicki

Porter, Cora Case

Rader, Jesse

Ramsay, R.W.

Ratliff, Julia Brady

Ray, Dee Ann

Robbins, Louise S.

Rock, Marian

Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou

Sanders, Jan

Saulmon, Sharon

Segal, Bob & Pat

Sherman, Mary

Skvarla, Donna

Spriestersbach, Barbara

Staggs, Barbara

Sturdivant, Nan

Swisher, Robert

Thomas, Della

Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)

Tomberlin, Irma

Townsend, Mrs. Hosea

Troy, Forrest (Frosty)

Vesely, Marilyn

Weaver-Meyers, Pat

Wentroth, Mary Ann

Willingham, Gerry

Women's Federated Clubs

Women's Clubs of Oklahoma

Woodrum, Pat

Young, Bill

Zarrow, Henry & Anne

FOLIO, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma came from a Proclamation at the Governor’s Conference on Libraries in 1978 which preceded the White House Conference that same year. The Proclamation called for the formation of a statewide Friends of Libraries for Oklahoma. The original Board of FOLIO was organized and a membership drive began. Twenty years later in 1998, Friends of Libraries USA honored FOLIO with the Baker & Taylor award as the best state friends group.

FOLIO is the primary support group for local Library Friends and Advocates. From Friends of Libraries come new resources, new programs, new buildings, and the creation of brand new public libraries. FOLIO offers Support Staff Scholarships, advocacy for legislative efforts, and fundraising on the state level. FOLIO helps local Friends organize with Seed Grants and FOLIO members are available to work with local Friends. Each year FOLIO recognizes a large library and a small library Friends group with a Best Friends Award. In 2001 FOLIO began the Oklahoma Literary Landmarks Project. It was named an official Centennial Project that same year. By Oklahoma’s Centennial in 2007 eight Oklahoma sites will have been placed on the National Literary Landmark Register which is sponsored by Friends of Libraries USA, FOLUSA. A web page, www.okfriends.net includes information on programs, applications, and resources to download.

Five FOLIO Presidents are listed among Oklahoma’s Library Legends: Beverly Buchanan Dieterlen, Gail Miller, Lillian Born Norberg, Julia Brady Ratliff, and Robert Segal.

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