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
Julia fell in love with libraries as a little girl, often reading the day away at the Carnegie
Library in Tulsa. Her family lived in the country and check out privileges ended at the city limits.
When she was a teenager, Allie Beth Martin, an Oklahoma Library Legend, created Tulsa’s bookmobile
and Julia could finally bring home books. Allie Beth also introduced Julia to the best children’s
books, important when she became a teacher. During her teaching career, Julia was Tulsa’s
Teacher of the Year and among the final eight in Oklahoma for Teacher in Space. She retired into
her community as an advocate for global understanding and for public libraries. She was Volunteer
of the Year because of her work with global education.
Julia’s most beloved volunteer activity became her work with Oklahoma libraries. She was on Steering
Committees for many Tulsa County Library Bond issues and on Planning Committees for the Tulsa Library’s
Distinguished Author Dinners. She was on the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Board and on the Boards
of Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma, FOLIO, and Friends
of Libraries USA, FOLUSA. She was elected President of FOLIO and for two years FOLIO was her life. She
recruited the best Friends to invigorate the FOLIO Board. She contacted Oklahoma Foundations to support
FOLIO and they did, the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation with funds for seed grants, the
McCasland Foundation with resource development, and the Anne and Henry Zarrow Family Foundation with
general expenses. Oklahoma Literary Landmarks, an official Centennial project, was started while she
was President and as of 2007, nine sites will be listed on FOLUSA’s National Literary Landmark
Register. Julia received the Oklahoma Library Association Special Meritorious Service Award, was placed
on the National Library Advocacy Honor Roll, and the FOLIO Hall of Fame. Family matters now occupy Julia
so she has started a new phase of her library life as editor of the FOLIO newsletter, a task she can
do right at home.