Marion Marsh Brown (1908-2001) was a Municipal University of Omaha Professor of English (1954-1968, retired). Professor Marion Marsh Brown received a B.A. (1927) in English from Peru (NE) State College and an M.A. (1930) in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She taught high school in several Nebraska communities prior to moving to Omaha. She authored more than twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction, and is best known for her children's books, nine of which won awards. She received recognition from a wide variety of literary associations, including the Boys Clubs of America, the Book of the Month Club, and the Catholic Children's Book Club. She received the Sower Award from the Nebraska Council of Teachers of English and the Mari Sandoz Award from the Nebraska Library Association. The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women selected Marion Marsh Brown as the 2015 UNO Legendary Woman.
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In 1987, Marion Marsh Brown, retired Municipal University of Omaha Professor (1954-1968) of English, was interviewed by Paul Borge for Reflections in Time. Biography: Professor Marion Marsh Brown received a B.A. (1927) in English from Peru (NE) State College and an M.A. (1930) in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professor Brown was the author of many children's books and received recognition from a wide variety of literary associations, including the Boys Clubs of America,...
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Each year, the University of Nebraska at Omaha selects a Legendary Woman who is announced and honored at the annual luncheon of the UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW). The requirements for UNO Legendary Woman honorees include that they must have ties to the University of Nebraska at Omaha or its predecessor the University of Omaha, have done something especially noteworthy for the university or the community, and be deceased. An exception to the last requirement was...
1920 - 2018