Nebraska Authors

Edward F. Zimmer

AKA: Ed Zimmer

Ed Zimmer was the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department's historic preservation planner and has published numerous articles on Lincoln's history and historic preservation. He is a valuable resource for questions about local history. He is co-author, with Douglas Keister, of the text of Lincoln in Black and White, 2008, a unique collection of photographs of Lincoln's African American community 1910-1925. He has contributed to a number of other local histories and has also served on the Lincoln Public Schools Board.

Zimmer wrote the notes for Dreams in Dry Places, 1991, by photographer Roger Bruhn (Introduction by Ted Kooser).

See also, Jim McKee

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Historic Preservation; Local History; Nebraska Subjects; Lincoln, Nebraska; Architecture


Historic Preservation Planner

Places Worked

Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Department


Nebraska 150 Books honor for Lincoln in Black and White, 2017



Haymarket Landmark District Walking Tour. 1987. (with Barbara Silverman)
Near South Walking Tours, Volume 1, Franklin Heights and Environs. 1989.
Near South Walking Tours, Vol 2, Mount Emerald and Environs. 1990.
Havelock: A Photo History and Walking Tour. 1993. (with James L. McKee and Lori K. Jorgensen)
Lincoln in Black and White, 1910-1925. 2008.
Lincoln's Early Architecture. 2014. (co-author with Mathew Hansen and James L. McKee)
Walking the Near South Neighborhood, Volumes 1-3. 2021.
Lincoln : Postcard History Series. (with James McKee) 2022.

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