Nebraska Authors

John E. Carter

Born 1950-11-01

Died 2015-07-23
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)

Former Curator of Photographs at the Nebraska State Historical Society, Carter had a strong interest in the history of visual arts in Nebraska. He also served the NSHS as "Senior Research Folklorist." He shared his interests through his books, films and frequent public presentations.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New York

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Photography; History of Photography; History; Folklore: Nebraska State Historical Society--Employees and Curators


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1975, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree in American Folk Culture, 1980, State University of New York, NY


Curator of Photographs at the Nebraska State Historical Society

Places Worked

Nebraska State Historical Society


Nebraska 150 Books honor for Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing the American Dream, 2017


Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing the American Dream. 1985.
Eyewitness at Wounded Knee. with Richard Jensen and R. Eli Paul, 1991.
Essay on Solomon Butcher in The Rural Vision: France and America in the Late Nineteenth Century. Proceedings of a symposium held at Joslyn Art Museum in 1982. 1987.

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