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Power, Julia, 1887-1960



Born in Dixon County, Nebraska, in 1887, Power enrolled at the university in 1911 after attending Nebraska Normal College in Wayne, Nebraska, and working at rural schools in Nebraska and Iowa. She earned her BA (1918) and MA (1924) from the University of Nebraska. In 1938 she completed her PhD with the thesis Shelley in America in the nineteenth century: His relation to American thought and his influence. Possessing a curiosity for new places and experiences, Power traveled extensively to pursue teaching jobs and continue her education. Power’s career included teaching stints in Nebraska, Colorado, Idaho, and Montana, as well as other locations in the Midwest and West, and ranged from teaching at a one-room schoolhouse to working as a trade school instructor for disabled veterans and teaching college-level courses. Power died in 1960 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Julia A. Power, Student Life Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0417
Scope and Contents The Julia A. Power, Student Life Papers includes Power’s published and unpublished manuscripts, diplomas and teaching certificates, correspondence, and news clippings related to the Rose Mary Crawshay Prize for English Literature she was awarded in 1941. Also included are studio photographs of Power, a handwritten description of her home farm, and a 1909-1916 photo album. A significant part of the collection is Power’s unpublished memoir, ...
Dates: 1909-1950