Nebraska Authors

Elizabeth Atkins

AKA: Mary Elizabeth Atkins

Born 1891-10-20 Sterling, NE (USA)

Died 1962-12-19
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Sterling, NE (USA)
Sterling Cemetery

Places Lived

Sterling, NE
University Place, NE
Lincoln, NE
Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Fiction; Novel; Biography; Scholarly Studies; Poetry


Bachelor's Degree, 1912, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., 1919, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


English Teacher
Assistant Professor of English, University of Minnesota

Places Worked

Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Poet's Poet. 1922.
Edna St. Vincent Millay and Her Times. 1936.
Holy Suburb. 1941.

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