Nebraska Authors

Frederick L. Christensen

Born 1903-02-28 Howard, NE (USA)

Died 1982-03
Lincoln, NE (USA)

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On the staff of the Nebraska Federal Writers' Project. Editor with Prairie Schooner from 1928 to 1972. Close associate of Lowry Wimberly. Christensen was regarded with much affection by students and colleagues. He was, however, a victim of polio and walked with considerable difficulty. Sometimes, on campus, he would fall over, and it was well known that he must be allowed to get up himself, as he would strike anyone who came to his aid with his cane.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Other


Essays; Editing; Nebraska Federal Writers Project



Places Worked

Worked as editor on Prairie Schooner from 1928-1972


Prairie Schooner gives a literary prize named after him


Close associate of Lowry Wimberly

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