Oklahoma Library Legends
Carnegie, Andrew Foundation
Delphian Clubs and Societies
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
Hardesty, Roger & Donna
Henke, Esther Mae
Johnson, Edward R.
Lowry, William (Bill)
Maddox, Eugenia (Frances)
Marable, Mary Hays
Martin, Allie Beth
Masters, Anne Rounds
McGlenn, Alma Reid
Morgan, Anne Hodges
Motter, Robert T., Jr.
Motter, Robert T., Sr.
Norberg, Lillian Born
Parker, Mrs. J.C.
Phelps, Edith Allen
Phillips, John & Vicki
Porter, Cora Case
Ratliff, Julia Brady
Ray, Dee Ann
Robbins, Louise S.
Rouse, Roscoe and Charlie Lou
Segal, Bob & Pat
Thompson, Clinton M. Jr. (Marty)
Townsend, Mrs. Hosea
Troy, Forrest (Frosty)
Wentroth, Mary Ann
Women's Federated Clubs
Women's Clubs of Oklahoma
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
Gail Miller, Lillian Born Norberg, Julia Brady Ratliff, and Robert Segal.