Nebraska Authors

Joyce Ayres

AKA: He did not use his first name, Warren, though sometimes used a first initial, as W. Joyce Ayres

Born 1908-02-06 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died ≈ 1984-06
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Ayres wrote the lyrics to the NU fight song “Hail Varsity” and to "Sweet Nebraska Sweetheart."

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Music and Audio


Song Lyrics; Nebraska Songs


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE circa 1920s


Advertising Executive
Company President

Places Worked

Ayres and Company, Lincoln, NE


Kosmet Klub, University of Nebraska


Lyrics, "Sweet Nebraska Sweetheart." 1928.
Lyrics, "Hail Varsity." 1936 (Music by Wilbur Chenoweth)

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