Friends Dinner

Celebrating Books by OSU Authors

Center for Oklahoma Studies Symposium

Constitution Day

Noon Concert Series

Oklahoma Ovation

Library-Botany Lecture

H. Louise Cobb

H. Louise (Boyer) Cobb  in 1948

Mrs. H. Louise (Boyer) Cobb, who died in 1992, was the wife of Mr. Ed Cobb, chief executive officer of Toklan Oil and Gas Company of Tulsa, and a founding member of the Friends of the OSU Library.

In 1994, Mr. Cobb and his three children established a $100,000 endowment to finance a speaker for the Friends banquet. Beginning in 1995, the annual Friends of the OSU Library Banquet was called the H. Louise Cobb and the Friends of the OSU Library Speaker Series. When Mr. Cobb passed away in 1999, the children of the couple renamed the event the H. Louise & H.E. "Ed" Cobb Speaker Series to honor both parents. The Cobb family also donated funds to remodel a conference room at the west end of the second floor of the Library, which is known as the H. Louise Cobb Room.

Mrs. Cobb had other ties to OSU. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in home economics, and she was a charter member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In 1948, she served as its chapter president.


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