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
Nanalie Sturdivant began her career with the Tulsa Library in 1957 and retired with the System
Nan was important to Tulsa’s libraries in so many ways. First of all, she was responsible
for developing opening-day collections for many of its branch libraries when the county system was
formed in 1962. Those included Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Jenks, Nathan Hale, Owasso, Pratt,
Suburban Acres, Sheridan, and Skiatook.
She oversaw the operation of all 20 Tulsa City-County Library System branches for many years. Then
for several years, she served as Personnel Director before moving into her role as the System’s
Children’s Coordinator. Nan taught numerous new children’s staff members how to present
stories, what kinds of programming was appropriate for the various ages, new activities appropriate
for the various age levels, and she generously shared her knowledge of juvenile literature with everyone
Mrs. Sturdivant was a valuable member of any number of ALA committees dealing with children’s
issues, and she was in demand as a workshop leader in the state under the auspices of the Oklahoma
Library Assn. on any subject dealing with children’s services.
She was totally dedicated to providing the highest quality service to the children of Tulsa County,
and people responded as noted in the circulation statistics and the numbers of children enrolled
in the summer reading programs. Her last year in that role 26,711 children participated, a record
number for the state. Nan passed away in 2004.