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RG5542.AM:  Alice G. Harvey, 1892-1970

Papers:  1920-1960

Omaha, Douglas County, Neb.:  Educator, writer

Size:  1.4 cu.ft.; 2 boxes


Alice G. Harvey was born in Tobias, Nebraska in 1892. She was an educator for 39 years, most of which she served as a high school instructor in the business education field. Harvey was an active member of the Nebraska Writers Guild and the Creative Writers Group. She published a book on Nebraska authors in 1934, and she was a regular contributor to Nebraska History magazine and several Omaha newspapers.

Harvey’s published works include an article for the June 1945 issue of The Business Education World, several books of poetry, as well as several pieces of sheet music. Ms. Harvey was an avid traveler and documented several of her vacations in her writings. She also wrote a number of unpublished short stories and plays. Alice G. Harvey lived in Omaha, Nebraska for most of her adult life and died there in 1970.


This collection contains the published and unpublished works of Alice G. Harvey, most of which were written from 1920-1960. The majority of her published works are in manuscript form, and the bulk of the writings are drafts. Her writings include articles, poetry, biographical stories, advice columns, opinion pieces, short stories, plays, travel stories, and musical scores. Also included in the collection are newspaper and journal clippings, invoices, and correspondence from publishers and professional organizations.

Note:  The NSHS Library contains several published works by Alice G. Harvey.


Box 1


  1. Correspondence, personal

  2. Correspondence, professional

  3. Biographical information

  4. Publications

  5. Advice writings

  6. Articles

  7. Biographical stories: Misc.

  8. Biographical stories: “Originator,” Addison Sheldon

  9. Biographical stories: Hawthorne Daniel

  10. Biographical stories: Dr. Irene Place

  11. Biographical stories: J.G. Masters

  12. Biographical stories: Nebraska writers

  13. Children’s poetry: “Nelda & Welda”

  14. Children’s poetry: General

  15. Educational resources: “Outline for the Study of a Novel”

  16. Educational resources: Lesson plans and notes

  17. Manuscript: Nebraska Authors

  18. Music scores

  19. Opinion pieces

  20. Play: “So Lonely”

  21. Plays: Misc.

  22. Poetry: Bound collections

  23. Poetry: Handwritten verse

  24. Poetry

  25. Poetry

  26. Poetry

  27. Short stories

  28. Short stories

  29. Short stories

  30. Travel stories

  31. Notes and fragments

  32. Literary organizations

Box 2


  1. Awards

  2. Payment invoices

  3. Boys Town items

  4. Miss America items

  5. Writings by others

  6. Miscellaneous pamphlets

  7. Journal and magazine clippings

  8. Newspaper clippings

  9. Newspaper clippings



American literature — Nebraska

Authors — Nebraska

Harvey, Alice G., 1892-1970

Omaha (Neb.) — Poetry

Poets — Nebraska


Revised 05-30-2008   EW/tmm