Nebraska Authors

Clara Owsley Wilson

AKA: Dr. Clara Wilson

Born 1888-06-01 Burwell, NE (USA)

Died 1947-10-23
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)
Wyuka Cemetery

Chairman of the Department of Elementary Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, Wilson also authored several books for children, most notably A Child's Story of Nebraska. She was also the Founder of the widely known Bancroft Training School.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Children's Nonfiction


High School Diploma, Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1927, Columbia University, New York , NY
Ph.D., 1931, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Public School Teacher
Chairman of the Department of Elementary Education, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Places Worked

Public Schools
Columbia University, New York, NY
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1918-1947)


American Association of School Administrators
National Education Association
National Society for the Study of Childhood Education
Nebraska State Education Association
Lincoln College Teacher's Council
Pi Lambda Theta
Delta Kappa Gamma
Mortar Board
Alpha Chi Omega


Author of numerous titles for children, including:
A Child's Story of Nebraska. 1937.
Wiggles, A Funny Little Dog.
Working Together in the United Nations.
Tale of a Trailer.

Also published many magazine articles and research articles in education journals.

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