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
Among their many philanthropic interests in the Tulsa community, Mr. and Mrs. Zarrow have focused
a good deal of attention on the Tulsa City-County Library System. They have made significant gifts
to the capital campaigns for the Hardesty Regional Library, the Herman and Kate Kaiser Library, and
to the Judy Z. Kishner Library. Judy is the Zarrow’s daughter, and has also been very involved
with the System, serving on the Library Commission and Tulsa Library Trust for many years.
They have had a special interest in children and reading. Toward that end, they established the
Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Peoples’ Literature which is awarded annually to a young peoples’ author.
The author visits a school in Tulsa prior to the award ceremony at the Library, which is attended
by hundreds of people each year. They funded a project called “Mr. Henry’s Books” whereby
they donate books written by the visiting author so that children in the area may have copies of
their own to keep.
The Zarrows have also helped fund the Hispanic Resource Center, provided a sculpture for the Zarrow
Regional Library, and have made a sizable donation to the Tulsa Library Trust’s endowment at
the Community Foundation which enables the System to purchase new children’s books each year.
The Zarrow family continues to be involved to this day.