Nebraska Authors

William F. Rapp

AKA: William Rapp, Jr.

Born 1918-03-24 Newark, NJ (USA)

Died 2013-03-13
Crete, NE (USA)

Crete, NE (USA)
Blue Valley Cemetery

Entomologist and Zoologist, Rapp at one time was Chair of the Doane College Biology Department. Rapp was also an amateur historian and industrial archaeologist who wrote the guidebooks to Nebraska postal history, railroad history and industrial archaeology.

Places Lived

Crete, NE (1947-2013)
New Jersey
New York

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Railroads; Nebraska History - Railroad Depots; Postal History; Industrial Archaeology


Bachelor of Science Degree, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Master of Science Degree, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL



Places Worked

Chairman of the Biology Department, Doane College, Crete, NE (1947-52)
Nebraska State Health Department (1952-1985)


Recipient Arthur Sidney Bedell Award, Federation Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association, 1955
Service Award, Nebraska Mosquito and Vector Control Association, 1980


Nebraska C. B. and Q. Depots. 1970. (Chicago, Burlington and Quincy)
The Post Offices of Nebraska, Part 1: Territorial Post Offices. 1971.
Industrial Archaeology of Nebraska. 1984.
The Post Offices of Nebraska, Part 2 of the Postal History of Nebraska. 1985.
Brickmaking in Nebraska : A Catalog of Brick Manufacturing Plants in Nebraska and their History. 1993.
Nebraska Railway Post Offices, Part 3 of the Postal History of Nebraska. 1995.
Union Pacific Branch Line Depots in Nebraska. 1997.

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