Nebraska Authors

Jonathan Roth

AKA: Jon

Roth has collaborated with Mary Jane Nielsen in writing local histories of Lincoln, Nebraska. He rediscovered and has helped publicize the great Edholm and Blomgren collection of photographs of Lincoln from the 1940s to 1970s. See the article by Peg Sheldrick, "Nielsen and Roth brought together by quest for photos," Lincoln Journal Star, 01-25-2011.

Note that the Nebraska State Historical Society would not accept the Edholm and Blomgren collection because of its size, Roth and Nielsen remain its caretakers.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Graphic Artist; Lincoln, Nebraska; Local History




Collaborator or second author:
Mary Jane Nielsen, Lincoln Looks Back. 2009.
Mary Jane Nielsen, When I was a Kid. 2009.
Mary Jane Nielsen, Game Day Memories: Tailgaters, Touchdowns and Traditions. 2010.

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Jonathan Roth

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