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This list of Nebraska authors has been prepared to answer the many demands for such information that have come to this library. The frequency with which this reference inquiry appears, not only in our library but elsewhere, is shown from the fact that manuscript lists of Nebraska authors have been compiled in the Lincoln City Library, the State Library, the Library Commission, the State Historical Society, and the Legislative Reference Bureau. This material has been placed freely at the disposal of the compiler of the present list. Many individuals have also been consulted and have contributed information of value. The list in its present form is merely tentative, issued with the expectation that its appearance in print will bring to our attention many additional names. And later, a more complete edition, with brief biographical data, will probably be issued. The list does not aim to include every author who has ever lived in Nebraska, but rather limits its scope to those who are Nebraskans by birth and education, to those who have written books during actual residence in Nebraska, and to those whose connection with the state has been of such an intimate or official nature as to warrant the inclusion of books published prior to Nebraska residence. Thus the list gives only those books by Professor E. A. Ross published during his residence in Nebraska, while it includes all known books by the late Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews. And authors who merely happened to live in Nebraska for a few years during childhood are not included. A short list of Nebraskans who are contributors to periodicals is given also. But it has not seemed advisable to include in the main list the authors of the studies and bulletins in the various research series published by the University of Nebraska, or by the United States government. A list is in preparation which will give the complete contents of all of the series published by the university and index the authors of the articles.