Nebraska Authors

J. Harris Gable

AKA: Jacob Henry

Born 1902-02-20 Crawford, IA (USA)

Died 1974-03-09
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Hollywood Hills, CA (USA)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Gable was an unemployed librarian who eventually was appointed supervisor of the WPA Nebraska Federal Writers' Project in Lincoln. He was Director of the Nebraska Writers' Project from 1936-1939. A Lowry Wimberly protege and one of the founders and first editors of Prairie Schooner, Gable was a close friend of Rudolph Umland with whom he worked at the Nebraska Federal Writers' Project.

Places Lived

Crawford, IA
Denison, IA
Lincoln, NE
Bismarck, ND
Reseda, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Nebraska Federal Writers Project; Astronomy; Photography; Children's Literature



Places Worked

Lincoln City Library
Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration
Prairie Schooner


Founder and First Editor of Prairie Schooner


Lowry Wimberly
Rudolf Umland
Prairie Schooner


The Learned and Scientific Publications of the University of Nebraska (1871-1926). 1926.
Boys' Book of Astronomy. 1929. (with Goodwin Deloss Swezey)
Boys' Book of Exploration. 1930.
Manual of Serials Work. 1936. (with Goodwin Deloss Swezey)
Bibliography of Robin Hood. 1939.
Complete Introduction to Photography. 1940.

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