Nebraska Authors

Carolyn Sandoz Pifer

Born 1911-01-01 Gordon, NE (USA)

Died 2012-03-12
Gordon, NE (USA)

Rushville, NE (USA)
Fairview Cemetery

Carolyn Sandoz Pifer was the youngest daughter of Old Jules and her publications of family letters and memoirs of Mari Sandoz and the Sandoz family have helped readers and scholars better understand Mari Sandoz and the world she lived in. She worked to preserve the legacy of Mari Sandoz and her donations helped found the Sandoz Center.

Places Lived

Gordon, NE
Sandhills region of Nebraska

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Mari Sandoz




Sister of Mari Sandoz and youngest child of Old Jules


Son of Old Jules: Memoirs of Jules Sandoz, Jr.
Making of an Author: Mari Sandoz.
Gordon Journal: Letters of Mari Sandoz.

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