Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973

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John G. Neihardt (1881-1973) was an American author (both poetry and prose), and an amateur historian, ethnographer, and philosopher.

From the guide to the John G. Neihardt Papers, unknown, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

American poet.

From the description of Papers of John Gneisenau Neihardt [manuscript], 1920-1966. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814387

Author and editor John Gneisenau Neihardt was born and raised in the American midwest; he graduated from college at the age of sixteen, and lived among Sioux and Omaha Indians as a young man. He worked as newspaper editor and Indian agent, and once took an adventurous 2,000-mile trek down the Missouri River in a handmade canoe. Over his long and productive career, Neihardt wrote short stories, novels, plays, poetry, biography, and criticism, all generally influenced by the American west and Native American culture. His most representative works are the epic narrative poem Cycle of the West, and the widely-admired biography of a Sioux holy man, Black Elk Speaks, published in 1932 but a bestseller in the 1960s.

From the description of John Gneisenau Neihardt letter and poem, 1959-1968. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815707

John Gneisenau Neihardt was born to Nicholas Nathan and Alice Culler Neihardt on 8 January 1881 near Sharpsburg, Illinois. In 1891 the family relocated to Wayne, Nebraska. Neihardt completed the scientific course of studies at Nebraska Normal College in 1897. He obtained a Litt. D. from the University of Nebraska in 1917, an LL. D. from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and a Litt. D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1947. He served as a professor of poetry at the University of Nebraska beginning in 1923. In 1959 he was named a Fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in Lindau, Germany. He received the citation and title Prairie Poet Laureate of America from the United States Poets Laureate International in 1968. Neihardt became Nebraska's poet laureate in 1921, an honor he held until 1973. He authored dozens of books between 1900 and 1972, including the successful Black Elk Speaks (1932), which has been translated into several languages. Neihardt died in Columbia, Missouri, on 3 November 1973.

From the guide to the John G. Neihardt Collection, 1912-1982

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creatorOf Smith, E. D. (Ezra Delos), 1854-1926. Milly : a tale of the old South and of a West that was and is not / by E.D. Smith. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Sterling, George, 1869-1926. Papers of George Sterling, 1895-1927. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Sandoz, Mari, 1896-1966. Papers, 1864-1976 (bulk 1931-1966). University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn George Sterling collection of papers, 1897-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Austin, Mary Hunter, 1868-1934. Papers of Mary Hunter Austin [manuscript] 1904-1933. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. John Gneisenau Neihardt letter and poem, 1959-1968. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928. Haldane Macfall letters, 1906-1925. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf John G. Neihardt Papers, unknown Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cornell University. Festival of Contemporary Arts. Cornell Festival of Contemporary Arts records, 1945-1959. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Papers of Sara Teasdale [manuscript], 1888-1934 (bulk 1905-1933). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Archer, Violet. Primeval : a song cycle for tenor voice and piano / by Violet Archer ; [texts are by Frances Densomre and John G. Neihardt.] McGill University Library
referencedIn Cruthirds, Rachel Brim. The creation of self-identity in native American autobiography / by Rachel Brim Cruthirds. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
referencedIn Sara Teasdale collection of papers, 1912-1932 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Sterling, George, 1869-1926. George Sterling collection of papers, 1900-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf John G. Neihardt Collection, 1912-1982 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. Sara Teasdale collection of papers, 1912-1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. Typed letter signed Jno. G. Neihardt to: "My dear Prof. Bates" September 2, 1928. Wellesley College
referencedIn Mari Sandoz Collection, 1864-1976 (bulk 1931-1966) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
referencedIn Robert Hillyer Papers, 1906-1962 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. Papers of John Gneisenau Neihardt [manuscript], 1920-1966. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. Alas for those who fondly place above ... : poem, 1924, March 31, Branson, Mo. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. John G. Neihardt collection. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. Typed letter signed Jno. G. Neihardt to: "Prof. Bates" November 16, 1928. Wellesley College
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1973. Letter, 1920, October 3, Bancroft, Nebraska, to Jacques Stanitz. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Autograph File, N, 1686-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Neihardt, John Gneisenau, 1881-1975. Letter to Milton Monroe Reigelman. Lincoln, NE. 1972 Jan. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. Papers, 1725-1961. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Brown, Marion Marsh. Dream catcher / Marion Marsh Brown ; Jane K. Leech. Peru State College Library, PSC Library
creatorOf Womer, Mary Louise. Letters, 1939-1941. Missouri State University
referencedIn Lowry Wimberly, Papers, 1877-1982 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
creatorOf Winslow, Ann, 1894-. Papers, 1930-1966. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974. Letters to Frank Luther Mott. New York, NY. [1921?]-1923. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Akins, Zoë, 1886-1958. Papers pertaining to "The Enchanted Years" [manuscript], 1919-1922. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Archer, Violet. person
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associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Bean, Marshall, person
associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962, person
associatedWith Brown, Marion Marsh. person
associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Cornell University. Festival of Contemporary Arts. corporateBody
associatedWith Cruthirds, Rachel Brim. person
associatedWith Farrar, John Chipman, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Hillyer, Robert, 1895-1961. person
associatedWith Jones, Will Owen, 1862-1928, person
associatedWith Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928. person
associatedWith Mott, Frank Luther, 1886-1964. person
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correspondedWith Sandoz, Mari, 1896-1966. person
associatedWith Smith, E. D. (Ezra Delos), 1854-1926. person
associatedWith Stanitz, Jacques, person
associatedWith Sterling, George, 1869-1921 person
associatedWith Sterling, George, 1869-1926. person
associatedWith Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933. person
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associatedWith Winslow, Ann, 1894- person
associatedWith Womer, Mary Louise. person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
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Male authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Literature--American Poetry
Poets, American
Death--Meditations
Editors
Lectures and lecturing
Occupation
Poets
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Birth 1881-01-08

Death 1973-11-24

Americans

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