Nebraska Authors

Jay Amos Barrett

Born 1865-01-01

Died 1937

Long time librarian and curator at the Nebraska State Historical Society, from 1889 on, who also served briefly as the Society's Assistant Secretary and on its board. He retired to California in the 1930s. He initiated the Society's practice of systematically collecting the state's newspapers. He corresponded with Mari Sandoz about the early history of the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History; Civics; Nebraska State Historical Society--Employees and Curators


Greek & Civics teacher

Places Worked

Lincoln High School


Mari Sandoz (correspondent)


The Evolution of the Ordinance of 1787. 1891.
The History of Government of Nebraska. 1892.
Nebraska and the Nation. 1906.

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