Nebraska Authors

Dorothy Weyer Creigh

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

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

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

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay


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


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



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


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


Nebraska Arts Council

Daughter of Nebraska author Frank Weyer.


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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