Nebraska Authors

Gilbert Harry Doane

Born 1897-01-28 Fairfield, VT (USA)

Died 1980-03-07
Newton, MA (USA)

Newport, RI (USA)
Buried in Island Cemetery, Newport, RI

Former Director of Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Places Lived

Fairfield, VT
Newport, RI
New York, NY
Tucson, AZ
Ann Arbor, MI
Lincoln, NE
Madison, WI
Newton, MA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poems; Essays; Bibliographical Notes; Genealogy


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1918, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Graduate Certificate, 1920, New York State Library School, Albany, NY
Master's Degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Assistant Librarian, University of Arizona
Reference Librarian, University of Arizona
Assistant Librarian and Head Classifier, University of Michigan
Director of Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Director of Libraries and Library School, Madison, WI
Episcopalian Priest

Places Worked

Columbia University, New York, NY
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Grace Episcopal Church, Madison, WI


Congressional Gold Medal, Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Men, 2015


Nebraska Writers' Guild
Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
Wisconsin Historical Society
Vermont Historical Society
Church Historical Society,
The Society of Genealogists, London


The Legend of the Book. 1924.
Searching for Your Ancestors: The How and Why of Genealogy. 1937.
About Collecting Bookplates. 1941.

Editor: Nebraska and Midwest Genealogical Record.
Contributing Editor: The Prairie Schooner.

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