1999 Edmon Low Library celebrates its two millionth volume

Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, poet and painter N. Scott Momaday (pictured) was the keynote speaker for the Edmon Low Library’s outdoor celebration of its two millionth volume on Sept. 30, 1999. Momaday, of Kiowa descent, focused on the importance of storytelling for establishing identity and preserving history. He was joined by Wes Studi, Cherokee actor from “Dances with Wolves” and “Heat” who also gave a short presentation.

The honored volume that day was a six-volume set titled “Indian Tribes of the United States (1851-1857)” by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, which was donated by longtime friends of the library Joe and Adeanya Hunt.