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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

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John H. Ames Reading Series

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.

New Exhibits and More:

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Nebraska Writers

for notice of new Heritage Room exhibits and upcoming events.

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The Heritage Room archive contains manuscripts, artwork, photographs, letters, scrapbooks and other unpublished materials by Nebraska authors and from Nebraskans prominent in the publishing world, including: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


NLHA's Lunch at the Library

Sponsored by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association

Bring your lunch and discover the
Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors!

All lunch talks will be held on the 4th floor of Bennett Martin Public Library during the months of October, November, December, February, March, and April. Except as noted, the 30-minute programs start at 12:10 PM. Tours of the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors on the 3rd floor will be available after the programs. Coffee provided courtesy of The Mill.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries
ALA Notable Books of 2014

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Larry R. Bradley, Voter and Electoral Reform Advocate
The Election Monster Will be Back (Unless You Kill It)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Lucy Adkins & Becky Breed, Authors of Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life
The Whoosh Factor: The Amazing Power of a Generative Writing Group

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