Nebraska Authors

Nancy Baldwin Carter

Born 1936-10-21 Hebron, NE (USA)

Died 2017-08-10
Omaha, NE (USA)



Teacher, Administrator and Author, Nancy Baldwin Carter contracted polio at age 11 but did not let her disability prevent her from achieving her educational goals. She went on to become the founder of the Nebraska Polio Survivors Association and was its first Director. In addition to her book, Of Myths and Chicken Feet: A Polio Survivor Looks at Survival, Carter also wrote newsletters and articles for Post Polio Health International.

Places Lived

Hebron, NE
Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Memoirs; Polio


High School Diploma, 1955, Hebron High School, Hebron, NE
Bachelor's Degree, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Master's Degree in Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


High School English Teacher
Adult Education Administrator
Business Owner

Places Worked

The Bottle Shop, Hebron, NE


Nebraska Polio Survivors Association, Founded in 1984


Of Myths and Chicken Feet: A Polio Survivor Looks at Survival. 1992.

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