Nebraska Authors

Budington Swanson

Born 1913-01-16 Hazard, NE (USA)

Died 1991-05-18
Omaha, NE (USA)

Omaha, NE (USA)
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery

His obituary in the Chicago Tribune noted that he wrote over 300 articles in the field of Western Americana, as well as The Long Land, a novel about the settlement of Nebraska. He was also widely known in Omaha as the organizer of a semi-annual postcard and paper collectibles show. He wrote for radio in World War II, and operated a direct mail advertising firm in Omaha, beginning in 1957.

Places Lived

Ravenna, NE
Loup City, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Western Americana


Graphic Artist
Advertising Agent

Places Worked

Omaha World-Herald
Ravenna Herald


Long Land. 1977.

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