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Cora Case Porter
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Mrs. Porter served as Librarian of the Enid Public Library from 1913 to 1924. During that time, she established a branch library, 76 school depositories, and 7 community center libraries. She served as President of the Oklahoma Library Association in 1913-14 and 1914-15.

She continued in the library profession after she left Enid. In 1946 she wrote “Irving Trail and other Poems” and dedicated it “to the Librarians who have touched hands with the writer.” Grant Foreman called her “the Southwest’s distinguished librarian” in the book’s foreword.

In 1926 she wrote a 5-page poem to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Library Association, with apologies to Oliver Wendell Holmes and his “One Hoss Shay.”

Mrs. Porter was indeed an energetic and ambitious Oklahoma library pioneer.

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