Nebraska Authors

Frank H. Shoemaker

AKA: Frank Henry Shoemaker

Born 1875-04-02 DeWitt, IA (USA)

Died 1948-01-18
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Frank H. Shoemaker was an important self-taught Nebraska naturalist and photographer whose records, journals and photographs have been recognized as a significant contribution to the ecological history of Iowa and Nebraska and surrounding areas. His journal and photographs of the 1911 naturalists expedition to the Nebraska Sandhills region have been edited and published by James Ducey. See Mary Ellen Ducey, Elaine Nowick, and Rebecca Bernthal, "Frank H. Shoemaker, Self-Made Naturalist and Photographer," Nebraska History 94 (Spring 2013) and on-line access to Shoemaker materials in University of Nebraska Archives and Special Collections via the "Great Nebraska Naturalists and Scientists" project.


Places Lived

DeWitt, IA
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Scottsbluff, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Naturalists; Ornithology--Nebraska; Natural History--Nebraska; Sandhills Region--Ecology; Iowa--Natural History; Nature Writers


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

University of Nebraska College of Medicine and University Hospital
Federal Writers’ Project, with the National Parks Service at the Scotts Bluff National Monument


Nebraska Ornithologists Union


A Partial List of the Birds of Franklin County, Iowa. 1896.
1911 Naturalists Journey to Western Nebraska: A Journal of Frank H. Shoemaker. edited by James E. Ducey.

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