Nebraska Authors

Ruth Morgan Smith

Born 1884-03-31 Bostwick, NE (USA)

Died 1978

Ruth Morgan Smith's Great Depression era diaries, describing her life on a Nebraska farm in the 1930s, were produced as the musical Look Up at the Hawks at the National Portrait Gallery by her daughter-in-law, Vivian Douglas Smith, and her granddaughter, Debi Smith. An edited version of the diaries was published as a book with the same title in 2012.

Places Lived

Bostwick, NE

Author Of

  • Biography


Diarists; Great Depression Era (1930s); Farm Life


Graduated, 1913, Superior High School, Superior, NE
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


Lectured on the Chautauqua circuit


Look Up at the Hawks. 2012.

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