Nebraska Authors

Ruth Donovan

AKA: Ruth Godfrey Donovan

Born 1903-01-23 WY (USA)

Died 1991-11

Wife of writer Archia K. Donovan. According to an article published in the Lincoln Journal Star on May 27, 1973, she was the first woman to be served lunch on a commercial airplane in 1930.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Journalism


Nebraska History; Humor;


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE



Places Worked

Omaha Bee-News newspaper
Lincoln Star


"Lost in the Blizzard" article inHighlights for Children. Jan. 1962.
"Please Don't Make the Bed" in Ford Times. June 1969.
"Nebraska League of Women Voters" in Nebraska History. Fall 1971.
"Lincoln Woman Served First Lunch on Plane" in Lincoln Journal-Star. May 27, 1973.
Depression Days in Lincoln. 1981.
Roads to Follow.

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Ruth Donovan

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