Nebraska Authors

Vladimir Kucera

Born 1906-06-27

Died 1988-08-03

Vladimir Kucera and his wife Delores were important in collecting and preserving the record of Czech immigrant life in Nebraska. He came to the United States after World War II, having been imprisoned by both the Nazi and Communist regimes. He played a role in establishing the famous Nebraska Czech festivals, served on the Board of Nebraska Czechs, Incorporated, and published a number of books and pamphlets on Czech life in Nebraska.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Nebraska--Czechs; Pioneer Life; Immigrant Experience

Education

Juris Doctorate, Masaryk University, Brno, Czechoslovakia.

Occupation

Professor of Czech
Curator

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska State Historical Society
Thomas P. Kennard House

Bibliography

Czechs and Nebraska. 1967. (with Alfred Novacek)
Czech Cemeteries in Nebraska. 1972.
Czech Churches in Nebraska. 1976.
Czech Contributions to the Progress of Nebraska. 1976.
Czech Dramas in Nebraska. 1979. (editor)
Czech Music in Nebraska. 1980. (editor with Delores Kucera)

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