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Mariam Narcissa Craddock

Mariam Narcissa Craddock, American librarian. Recipient Salute to Women Who Work Week award, Woman of Year in Government award, Oklahoma City Downtown Assn, 1961.


  • Craddock, Mariam Narcissa was born on April 5, 1897 in McLoud, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of John Edwin and Laura Louise (Claunts) Craddock.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Oklahoma, 1918. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Simmons College, 1922.


    • With Oklahoma City Public Library., from 1922, chief acquisition and processing division, 1948-1961, director libraries, from 1961.


    It is in God’s power to prompt the hearts and minds of political authorities to His purposes and furnish wisdom and guidance in their decisions.


    By faith alone Christians receive salvation and not through any works of their own.

    Denomination: Baptist


    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


    Member Women's committee Oklahoma City Symphony Society, 1956-1961, Community Council Oklahoma City, from 1961. Board directors Oklahoma County Mental Health Association, 1962-1964. Member American Association of University Women, American Library Association (chairman membership committee Oklahoma 1958-1960), Southwestern Library.

    Association (Oklahoma representative on board 1958-1960), Oklahoma Library. Association (secretary-treasurer 1945-1947, Second vice president 1956-1957, chairman public libraries section 1960-1961), Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Pilot Club, Oklahoma City (treasurer 1959-1960, director 1960-1962), Kappa Kappa Gamma.


    • father: John Edwin Craddock
    • mother: Laura Louise (Claunts) Craddock
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    Born April 5, 1897
    • 1918
      University Oklahoma
    • 1922
      Simmons College
    • 1948 - 1961
      With Oklahoma City Public Library