Nebraska Authors

Roman Peter Czura

AKA: Pete

Born 1913-09-28 Hammond, IN (USA)

Died 1982-06-06
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Pete Czura's work was published in more than 240 magazines around the world and his wildlife photography appeared on more than 250 major magazine covers. He served as President of the Outdoor Writers Association of America and of the Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. He came to Nebraska in 1960 to serve as associate editor of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's monthly Outdoor Nebraska. He was a well known Washington Street (a street in Lincoln, Nebraska) character: He was a vocal early opponent of the Norden Dam project on Nebraska's Niobrara River. He opposed bans on motorized rafts proposed for the Colorado River, which he described as favoring the rich over ordinary people. And he was also well known as an opponent of gun control.

Places Lived

Hammond, IN
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work
  • Journalism


Outdoor Journalism; Nature; Wildlife Photography; Magazine Articles; Travel Writing


Associate Editor, Outdoor Nebraska
Journalist, Lincoln Journal and Lincoln Star

Places Worked

Outdoor Nebraska, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Lincoln Journal and Lincoln Star


Participated in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America
Thermos Award for Excellence in Writing on Camping as a Family Recreation


Outdoor Writers Association of America, President
Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, President
Nebraska Arts Council
Society of American Travel Writers
Midwest Travel Writers Association


Participated in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Journalist and Columnist for both Lincoln newspapers, Lincoln Journal and Lincoln Star

Published many articles in magazines such as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and Sports Afield.

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