Nebraska Authors

Zera Silver Fink

Born 1902-08-08 Holdrege, NE (USA)

Died 1979-10-01
Tucson, AZ (USA)

Nashua, IA (USA)
Oak Hill Cemetery

Places Lived

Holdrege, NE
Grinnell, IA
Evanston, IL

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1924, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Master of Arts Degree, 1928, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Graduate Work, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1931, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


English Instructor
Acting Chairman of the Department of English at Northwestern University

Places Worked

Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa
Northwestern University, Evanston IL


American Council of Learned Societies Grant, 1959-1960
Former Member of Advisory Board, Salvation Army


Modern Language Association of America
Milton Society of America
Modern Humanities Research Association
Midwest Renaissance Conference President, 1954
Phi Beta Kappa


The Silver family in America: From 1737 to 1925, a Genealogy. 1925.
Anti-foreign Sentiment in Tudor and Early Stuart Literature. 1931.
The Classical Republicans: An Essay in the Recovery of a Pattern of Thought in Seventeenth-Century England. 1945.
The Early Wordsworthian Milieu: A Notebook of Christopher Wordsworth, With a Few Entries by William Wordsworth. 1958. (editor)

Contributor of articles and reviews to more than a dozen scholarly journals

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