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
Frances Kennedy began her career in the Muskogee Public Library and attended her first OLA Conference
in 1928. From Muskogee, Frances went to the Oklahoma City Public Library. Frances obtained a B.L.S.
and a M.S. from the University of Illinois. In 1947 she was appointed librarian of Oklahoma City University.
Frances served as Director of the OCU Library for twenty-seven years and retired in 1974. She was
awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Oklahoma City University in 1976.
Frances held all of the offices in the Oklahoma Library Association, served as editor of the Oklahoma
Librarian, and held offices in the Southwestern Library Association and the American Library Association.
Frances received a John Cotton Dana Award in 1953. In 1965, she received OLA’s Distinguished
Service Award. The presentation speech said, “Not only has our fellow librarian performed regular
assignments, but she has helped many of us do better jobs of our own—by possessing broad shoulders,
a listening ear, and a kind heart. Our honoree has tackled many unpleasant as well as pleasant tasks
of leadership in library development in Oklahoma—remaining always a great source of inspiration
to everyone who comes into her orbit.” One example of the unpleasant tasks that Frances undertook
was the investigation of the firing of Miss Ruth Brown from the Bartlesville Public Library.
Frances served as the first executive secretary of the Oklahoma Library Association from 1974 to
1977 following her retirement from Oklahoma City University. She died on September 14, 2004.