Roger Welsch [RG3691.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3691.AM: Roger Welsch, 1936-



Papers:  ca. 1960-1975

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Author, humorist, folklorist

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on November 6, 1936, Roger Welsch attended the University of Nebraska where he received his bachelor of arts in 1958 and his master’s in 1960.  Welsch taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Dana College and the University of Nebraska as a professor of English and Anthropology.  He appeared on Charles Kuralt’s “On the Road” CBS news segments in the 1970s and 1980s before presenting “Postcards from Nebraska” as a regular segment on CBS News Sunday Morning from 1988 to 2001.  Over the years, Welsch has authored numerous books and articles and been involved in several documentaries. 



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two boxes of papers compiled by Roger Welsch relating to his research on round barns and sod houses in Nebraska.  The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, articles and newspaper clippings relating to Welsch’s research on round barns.  Also included are two folders of information on sod houses.  The materials in the collection date from ca. 1960 to 1975.



Note:  See the library for various publications by Roger Welsch.  See the Nebraska History magazine for various articles by Welsch, including “Nebraska’s Round Barns,” and “The Nebraska Soddy.”



INVENTORY



Box 1 – Round barn research



Box 2 – Round barn research and sod houses



 



Subject headings:



Architecture — Nebraska

Barns — Nebraska

Farm buildings — Nebraska

Round barns — Nebraska

Sod houses — Nebraska

Welsch, Roger, 1936-



 



TMM     09-26-2019

 

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