Born in Muskogee in 1924, Robert T. Motter, Jr. was educated at the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. He saw active duty in the armed services in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945.
Shortly afterward, he joined his father in the library binding business. He attended his first Library Binding Institute Conference in St. Louis in 1946. In 1947, he attended his first Oklahoma Library Association conference, and began helping with organizing exhibits at that time.
His career was interrupted in 1950 by a second call to active duty in Japan and Korea for a year and a half. He returned to his profession in the binding business upon his return, and to his active participation in planning exhibits for the Oklahoma Library Association, which has continued to this time (2007). He was awarded the OLA Citizens Recognition Award in 1973 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1989.
Bob has cherished the friendships he has enjoyed in the library field throughout his career.
Bob Motter accepts the Oklahoma Library Legend Award
from OLA President Pat Weaver-Meyers
April 2, 2007
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