Nebraska Hall of Fame: Bess Streeter Aldrich

"Narrator of Nebraska"

Originally from Iowa, Bess Streeter Aldrich (1881 - 1954) moved to Elmwood, Nebraska after the birth of her first child in 1909. She later lived in Lincoln and spent the rest of her life in Nebraska. 

Aldrich gave literary life to Nebraska pioneer memories and honored the trails and dreams of settlers: that all may realize and cherish their heritage. 

One of her novels, A Lantern in her Hand, was translated into many languages. 

She was inducted into the Hall of Fame, 1971-72. 



Other Resources:

Bess Streeter Aldrich - manuscript finding aid 

Bess Streeter Aldrich House & Foundation 

"The Quill" - collection 

     (A manuscript containing background information on The Quill - a women's writing society that Aldrich was a member of.)

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