A Tribute to Alene Webb Puterbaugh

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Alene and Jay Puterbaugh at their wedding in 1961.

Alene Webb Puterbaugh loved Greek mythology, read widely, and was instrumental in funding the Puterbaugh series in perpetuity with a generous endowment from the Puterbaugh Foundation. Read more about her in this tribute featured in the current issue of World Literature Today.

“As the series approaches its fiftieth year, the Puterbaugh tradition remains a testament to J. G. and Alene Puterbaugh’s devotion to the arts in the American South, an area that H. L. Mencken once derisively referred to as “The Sahara of the Bozart.” The seeds they planted in this “desert” have bloomed not only in Oklahoma but all over the world.” – Daniel Simon

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