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This special collection of over 12,000 books by over 3,350 authors illuminates the unique character of Nebraska's literary heritage and the diverse achievements of the state's contemporary writers.

Chimney Rock in about 1844. One of the earliest views of Nebraska seen in the United States.

Chimney Rock from Fremont's Report of 1845

Special Events:

John H. Ames Reading Series
NLHA's Lunch at the Library

Web Exhibit:

The Nebraska Federal Writers' Project: Remembering Writers of the 1930s

This project was supported in part by the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered through the Nebraska Library Commission.

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Nebraska Writers

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Book Collection:

The collection focuses on books by and about Nebraska authors. The following lists introduce some themes that reflect the diverse ways that living in Nebraska has inspired literary creativity.

Nebraska Links to American History
Nebraska Guides
Nature Writing
Heritage Video List
Ted Kooser
Children's Literature
Nebraska Sandhills

Archival Collections:

The Heritage Room archive contains manuscripts, artwork, photographs, letters, scrapbooks and other unpublished materials by Nebraska authors and from Nebraskans prominent in the publishing world, including:

Loren Eiseley
Weldon Kees
Dorothy Thomas
Rudolph Umland
Glenn Noble
Wright Morris
Cliff Hillegass

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The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors is a service of Lincoln City Libraries supported by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association.


Meet the Author of
Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate

Jeff McArthur

Sunday, January 6, 2013
3:00 PM

Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann FugateCaril Ann Fugate is part of one of the most infamous cases in American history. Jeff McArthur, author of Pro Bono: The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate, grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where he wrote stories, worked in the theater, and made small films. He went to film school at New York University, and then moved to LA to work in the movie industry. Fifteen years later, he returned to his roots to write a book about his grandfather, a lawyer who represented Caril Fugate. McArthur has also worked on a number of other books, such as The Table of Truth, and the Relic Worlds series. Copies of his book, Pro Bono, will be available for purchase at the program.