Nebraska Authors

Clyde J. Burkholder

AKA: Clyde John Burkholder

Born 1941-10-12 Bottineau, ND (USA)

Died 2014-04-09
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried 2014-04-18
Rock Lake, ND (USA)
Ellison Cemetery

During the 1970s and 1980s Clyde built numerous homes in Lincoln. He was an adjunct instructor of English at UNL specializing in American Literature for many years and also was employed in UNL's Facilities Management department. His memoir, The Rest of the Way Home, published in 2012, recounts boyhood and adolescent experiences and his quest later in life to track down paintings across the continent by an artist from his hometown. Clyde was also an avid competitor and athlete, and he enjoyed playing softball, tennis, golf, bridge and cribbage, and at the age of 69 he bowled a 300 game.

Places Lived

Maida, ND
Langdon, ND
Jamestown, ND
Lincoln, NE
Vermillion, SD

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Memoirs; Art - North Dakota; Thorarin Snowfield


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND
Master of Arts Degree, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Post-Graduate Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Professor of American Literature

Places Worked

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


A Snowfield Sampler. 2012.
The Rest of the Way Home. 2012.

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