Marilyn B. Ogilvie Celebration

Marilyn B. Ogilvie, portrait by Mike Wimmer

Above: Marilyn B. Ogilvie, portrait by Mike Wimmer in the Marilyn B. Ogilvie Room, Bizzell Memorial Library, 5th floor, University of Oklahoma History of Science Collections.

Marilyn B. Ogilvie, a specialist on women in science, served as the second curator of the University of Oklahoma Libraries History of Science Collections from 1991-2008. 

These are the remarks I offered in tribute to Marilyn on December 9, 2023, when the University Libraries held a reception to celebrate her. It was such a delight to see her again among many friends! At the end of the program, the Libraries officially opened the Marilyn B. Ogilvie Room, which houses historic instruments. We also unveiled a portrait of Marilyn painted by Mike Wimmer, one of Oklahoma’s best-known portrait artists. 

Speakers included:

  • Mike Szajewski, Associate Dean of Special Research Collections
  • Denise Stephens, Dean of Libraries, University of Oklahoma
  • Kerry Magruder, Curator, History of Science Collections (this talk)
  • Stephen Weldon, Chair, Department of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • David Wrobel, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Tributes from the floor: Kenneth L. Taylor, Bill Ogilvie, and Robert Henry.
  • Marilyn herself!
  • Tyler Paul, OU Development


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