Nebraska Authors

Preston Holder

Born 1907-01-01

Holder was a distinguished American anthropologist. Holder attended UN-L for his freshman year, in 1926, and was close to other members of the Wimberly literary circle at the University. He then worked at a variety of jobs and traveled the rails until he was able to re-enter University again at the University of California at Berkeley in 1932, there he was part of a circle around Edward Weston, and pursued poetry and photography as well as anthropology. John L. Champe brought Holder back to UN-L in 1958 to serve as his successor as Chair of the Anthropology Department. There is no attempt in this entry to record his academic bibliography.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Anthropology; Photography


Professor of Anthropology

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln


The Hoe and the Horse on the Plains. 1973.

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