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Loren C. Eiseley, Genealogy Records

 Collection — Box: 001
Identifier: MS-0139

Scope and Contents

This collection features correspondence, articles by and about Eiseley, biographical and genealogical materials, including a scrapbook, information about the Loren C. Eiseley Memorial Convocation at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 1977, and selected photographs and negatives of Eiseley and his family.

The majority of the collection consists of biographical and genealogical materials about Loren Eiseley and his family. The correspondence consists mainly of letters between Eiseley and various individuals seeking genealogical information about the Eiseley family name. Besides the Eiseley family line, other families represented in the genealogical materials include the Coreys, McKees, Prices, Rudds, and Shepards. The genealogical materials include a manuscript by Grace Corey Price that describes several family lines in detail. Also included are family trees, marriage certificates, memorial service programs, letters, newspaper clippings, and family crests.

The materials include a few handwritten transcriptions of Eiseley's works that appeared in The New York Herald and The American Mercury. The transcriptions appear to have been done by Eiseley's uncle, William B. Price, who was the State Auditor of Nebraska from 1932 until his death in 1935. The folder also contains an article written by Eiseley that appeared in the Nebraska Alumnus in 1958.

Other items in the collection include Eiseley's certificate of graduation from the University of Nebraska Teachers College High School, several citations from various honor societies including Sigma Xi and Alpha Kappa Delta, and commencement programs from the University of Nebraska and the University of Pennsylvania. The collection also contains several articles about Loren Eiseley and his family, including obituaries for Loren Eiseley, Mabel Eiseley, and various Eiseley family members. A scrapbook contains newspaper articles about Loren Eiseley as well as a few articles about Eiseley's wife, Mabel Langdon, and his father, Clyde Eiseley. Most of the articles relate to Eiseley's contributions to the UNL literary magazine, The Prairie Schooner, or to his work on various archaeological excavations and teaching assignments.


  • 1889-1992
  • Majority of material found in 1921-1977


1.00 Boxes

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Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States