Nebraska Authors

Harry Kirke Wolfe

Born 1858-11-10 Bloomington, IL (USA)

Died 1918-07-30
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Nebraskan Harry Kirke Wolfe is remembered as one of the pioneers of psychology. He studied in Germany with Wilhelm Wundt, the founder of scientific psychology. He was also one of the charter members of the American Psychological Association and the founder of the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska. Wolfe also served as Superintendent of Schools in South Omaha and Principal of Lincoln High School in Lincoln.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Child Psychology; Pedagogy; History of Psychology


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


School Administrator

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
South Omaha Public Schools
Lincoln High School, Lincoln, NE


Wrote many scholarly articles
Papers are kept at the university of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska State Historical Society

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