Member from Texas
Jane (Janie) Little Botkin is a retired teacher turned historical investigator and author. After graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BA in English, Jane taught high school students for thirty years and supervised fifteen volumes of the student-publication A History of Dripping Springs and Hays County (1993-2008), a valuable historical resource for Texas researchers. In 2008 the Texas State Legislature formally recognized her noteworthy career in education. In post-retirement, Jane has continued to write about and participate in local historic preservation, dividing her time between communities in the Texas Hill Country and New Mexico’s White Mountain Wilderness. Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family, to be published by the University of Oklahoma Press, is her first book. The subject of the book is Botkin’s great-grand uncle, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, who was lynched for treason in 1917, in Butte, Montana.