Nebraska Authors

Norris W. Alfred

Born 1913-10-14 Polk, NE (USA)

Died 1995-12-05
York, NE (USA)

Buried
Polk, NE (USA)
Polk Cemetery

An outspoken critic of progress, his masthead at The Polk Progress read, 'Slower is Better'. The Nebraska State Historical Society/Nebraska History has an Alfred collection: RG5573.AM: Norris W. Alfred, 1913-1995. He was an artist as well as a journalist, and MONA has a collection of his work.

Places Lived

Polk, NE
Crete, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism

Keywords

Editor; Publisher; Editorialist

Education

BS in Chemistry, 1940, Doane College, Crete, NE
University of Kansas

Occupation

Printer
Chemist
Itinerant Printer
Watercolor Artist
Organic Chemistry Lab Assistant
Newspaper Publisher and Columnist

Places Worked

College Print Shop
Polk Progress

Honors

Pulitzer Prize Nominee, 1980
Master Editor-Publisher designation from the Nebraska Press Association, 1989
Non-Alumnus Award from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism, 1995

Bibliography

Butterfly Against the Gale. 1991.
There's So Much to Say in Polk. 1994.

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