Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Edmon Low

Edmon Low served higher education in Oklahoma for 37 years—from 1926 to 1967. For twenty-seven of those years, 1940-1967, Low was Head Librarian at Oklahoma State University. Under his direction, collections in the OSU library quadrupled, and a magnificent new library was built which was named for him in 1977. An inscription in the library's marble foyer reads: “A librarian of national reputation and an innovator of library design.” After retiring from OSU, Low was a faculty member at the University of Michigan and served as director of libraries at New College, Sarasota, Florida. Edmon Low died in 1983, and was inducted posthumously into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2002.