Nebraska Authors

Mabel Ruth Cooper Skjelver

Born 1918-04-01 Inavale, NE (USA)

Died 2011-04-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Skjelver was honored for her work and publications in historic preservation and the history of interior design.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Inavale, NE
Webster County, NE
Tallahassee, FL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Local History and Architecture; Education; Historic Preservation


High School Diploma, Red Cloud High School, Red Cloud, NE
Bachelor of Science Degree, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science Degree, Michigan State University, MI
Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


College Professor

Places Worked

Michigan State University
Florida State University
Indiana State University
University of Iowa
University of Nebraska
Mankato State University


Many awards for her teaching and historic preservation activities including a Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society of Interior Design


Webster County: Visions of the Past. 1963.
Nineteenth Century Homes of Marshall, Michigan.

Contributing author, Graphics for Interior Space. 1979.

Numerous articles in magazines and professional journals.

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