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
Louise S. Robbins led in the development of the first elementary library at Byng School; was a
librarian at Linscheid Library; East Central University, where she led in the development of the
building program; and was a member of the Ada Public Library board. She was the first woman elected
to the Ada City Council, where she also served as mayor and helped realize a new public library.
She was also founding director of the Pontotoc County Literacy Council. Robbins was active in the
Oklahoma Library Association, serving on a number of committees and round tables. Currently the director
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, Robbins has won
awards for her articles and books dealing with the history of librarians and intellectual freedom
in the United States. Her best known work is The Dismissal of Miss Ruth Brown: Civil
Rights, Censorship, and the American Library (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2000),
winner of the Eliza Atkins Gleason Library History Award and the Willa Award for a nonfiction book
from Women Writing the West,
and a finalist in the nonfiction category in the Oklahoma Center for the Book Awards. As a result
of her work, a forgotten Bartlesville, Oklahoma, librarian named Ruth W. Brown has been rediscovered
and honored by an Oklahoma Library Association Social Responsibilities award and by a statue to be
erected by the Bartlesville Women’s Network in the Bartlesville Public Library in 2007. Robbins
was named Wisconsin Librarian of the Year in 2001.