Nebraska Authors

Mamie Jane Meredith

Born 1888-04-07 Clinton, IL (USA)

Died 1966-07-13
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Lincoln, NE (USA)

Mamie Jane Meredith had special interest in the language and social customs of the pioneers. She was published in the American Business Writing Association Bulletin and the American Quartery of English Usage. She was a close friend and supporter of Mari Sandoz in difficult times in 1930s Lincoln.

The Nebraska State Historical Association has the Mamie Jane Meredith Papers.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Folklore; Business; History--Pioneer Customs


Bachelor of Arts, 1913, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Wisconsin Graduate School
Master of Arts, 1929, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Chicago Graduate School


Public School Teacher
Professor of Business English

Places Worked

Nebraska High Schools
University of Nebraska


Benjamin Botkin
Louise Pound
Mari Sandoz
President, American Name Society
American Association of University Women
Nebraska Folklore Society
Nebraska Writer's Guild
Modern Language Association


The Nomenclature of American Pioneer Fences. 1951.
Oscars, Edgars, And Tonys.
Contributing editor to Names: Journal of the American Name Society.

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