Nebraska Authors

Robert Platt Crawford

Born 1893-12-07 Council Bluffs, IA (USA)

Died 1970-01-05
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Urbana, IA (USA)
Urbana Cemetery

Former Professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Assistant Chancellor. His estate was bequeathed to Lincoln City Parks. A park named after Crawford will be established 99 years after his death with the trust left to the City of Lincoln.

Places Lived

Council Bluffs, IA
Lincoln, NE
New York, NY
Florence, ITALY
Tokyo, JAPAN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


Local History; Creative Thinking; Journalism


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1917, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, Columbia University, New York, NY


Assistant Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln Evening News
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Office of War Information


American Economic Association
American Academy of Political and Social Science
American Association of Teachers of Journalism


These Fifty Years: A History of the College of Agriculture of the University of Nebraska. 1925.
The Magazine Article. 1931.
Think for Yourself. 1937.
How to Get Ideas. 1948.
The Technique of Creative Thinking: How to use Your Ideas to Achieve Success. 1950.
Direct Creativity With Attribute Listing. 1964.

Contributor to various periodicals.

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