Nebraska Authors

Lyman Bryson

AKA: Lyman Lloyd Bryson

Born 1888-07-12 Valentine, NE (USA)

Died 1959-11-24
New York, NY (USA)

Lyman Bryson started out his career as a Journalist in Omaha, Nebraska before pursuing degrees in adult education. Bryson wrote many books and was known as an education expert through his work on CBS Radio and Television.

Places Lived

Valentine, NE
Omaha, NE
Ann Arbor, MI
Washington, D.C.
San Diego, CA
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Play/Screenplay


Poems; Fiction; Social and Political Questions; Book Reviews; Play


Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Arts Degree, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Columbia University, New York, NY


Omaha Bee, Omaha, NE (1907-1911)
Omaha Daily News, Omaha, NE (1911-1912)
Detroit Evening News, Detroit, MI (1912)
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Journalism, University of Michigan (1913-1917)
American Red Cross (1918-1924)
Extension Lecturer, University of California (1925-1932)
Director, San Diego Museum, San Diego, CA (1928-1930)
Executive Director, California Association for Adult Education (1929-1930)
Director, University of California Summer School in Adult Education (1931-1932)
Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY (1934-on)
Media Advisor, Educational Radio and Television

Places Worked

Faculty, University of Michigan, 1913-17
Extension Lecturer, University of California
Director, San Diego Museum, San Diego, CA
Professor, Columbia University, New York, NY
CBS Radio and Television


Nelson C. Field Poetry Prize, University of Michigan, 1909
Prize for Play,The Grasshopper, produced in the Arts and Crafts Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1917


CBS Radio


Smokey Roses. 1916. (verse)
The Grasshopper. 1917. (play)
Adult Education. 1936.
Which Way America. 1939.
The New Prometheus. 1941.
Poems by Nebraska Poets: volume 2. edited by Frederick B. Humphrey, 1941.
Science and Freedom. 1947.
Communication of Ideas. 1948.
Next America: Prophecy and Faith. 1952.
Democracy Evils. 1952.
Foundations of World Organizations. 1952.
Drive Toward Reason. 1954.
Reason and Discontent: The Task of Liberal Adult Education. 1954.
An Outline of Man's Knowledge of the Modern World. Edited and wrote introduction to volume, 1960.

Television and Radio Work:
Information, Please
The American School of the Air
Invitation to Learning
People's Platform

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