October 29, 2022 | Last updated Jul 12, 2023

NSHS mourns death of esteemed colleague Jim Potter

The NSHS has lost an esteemed colleague and dear friend with the unexpected death of Senior Research Historian Jim Potter on Saturday, August 6. Jim began work at the NSHS in 1967.

Over the years he served variously as state archivist, editor of Nebraska History, and finally as senior research historian. Along the way he wrote and edited several books and dozens of scholarly articles.

His depth of knowledge was legendary, and it was always shared with generosity and good humor. He is deeply missed. A full obituary will be posted at a later time.

Historian Jim Potter fires a flintlock into a block of ballistic gel during a “Mastering American History” teacher-training workshop in Lincoln in 2011.

 

 

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