Nebraska Authors

Diane Ruth Armour Bartels

Born Hubbard, NE (USA)

The author wrote about the life of pilot Evelyn Sharp, a military pilot that served in WW2 and beyond. Bartels received her own private pilot's wings in 1966 at the age of 24, the same age Lt. Evelyn Sharp was when she died.

Places Lived

Hubbard, NE
Sioux City, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Biography




BA in Teaching, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1964
BA of Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 1964
South Sioux City High School



Places Worked

Brownell Elementary School, Lincoln, NE


Presented her manuscript at a National Endowment for the Humanities Life Stories of Great Americans Program
Received a grant from the Nebraska National Endowment for the Humanities/Reader's Digest Teacher-Scholar program which allowed her to leave teacher to write for the 91-92 school year
Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board at University of Nebraska Lincoln
Frank E. Sorenson pioneering award in aerospace education
Medals of Merit and Exceptional Service awards from the Air Force Association
South Sioux High School Valedictorian
American Legion Citizenship Award
Outstanding Senior Woman, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Graduated with Distinction, Teachers College, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 1964
Nebraska Endowment of Humantities Teacher-Scholar Award, 1991.


The Ninety-Nines Inc.
Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau


Sharpie: The Life Story of Evelyn Sharp - Nebraska's Aviatrix. 1996.
Sharpie: Born to Fly. 2004. (consultant to the film)

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