Nebraska Authors

Dorothy Weyer Creigh

Born 1921-12-04 Hastings, NE (USA)

Died 1982-01-02
Hastings, NE (USA)

Buried
Hastings, NE (USA)
Parkview Cemetery

A Nebraska historian who was acknowledged by the American Association of State and Local History for her two-volume history of Adams County, 1973. She wrote 52 Nebraska history articles that appeared as serial newspaper advertisements for the centennial celebration of Lincoln's Miller and Paine department store. Creigh was the author of more than 15 books, mostly about Nebraska history, and produced six documentaries on the Great Plains.

Places Lived

Hastings, NE
New York, NY
CHINA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay

Keywords

Local History; Nebraska History; Documentary Writer; Adams, County, NE

Education

Bachelor's Degree, summa cum laude, 1942, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Master of Arts Degree, Columbia School of Journalism, New York, NY

Occupation

Journalist
Historian
Teacher
Writer
Scriptwriter

Places Worked

UN Relief and Rehabilitation Administrator, Hankow and Shanghai, CHINA
Nebraska State Board of Education
Director and Founder, Adams County Historical Society
Director of the Nebraska Arts Council

Honors

Acknowledged by the American Association of State and Local History for her two-volume history of Adams County, 1973.
Nebraska Library Association Mari Sandoz Award, 1981

Associations

Nebraska Arts Council

Daughter of Nebraska author Frank Weyer.

Bibliography

Bellevue College, 1880-1919. 1962.
Adams County, the People. 1971.
Adams County, A Story of the Great Plains. 1972.
Tales From the Prairie. 1973. (4 volumes)
A Primer for Local Historical Societies. 1976.
Nebraska: A Bicentennial History. 1977.
Nebraska: Where Dreams Grow. 1980.
History of the First Presbyterian Church.

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