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Marion Marsh Brown

Marion Marsh Brown, American author, educator. Recipient Outstanding Woman of Achievement award Young Women’s Christian Association, Pen and Scroll Lewis Central High School, Fellowship named after Marion Brown American Association of University Women, Admiral in Nebraska Navy, Sandoz award Nebraska State library Association, Sower award Nebraska Humanities Council.


  • Brown, Marion Marsh was born on July 22, 1908 in Brownville, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Cassius Henry and Jenevie (Hairgrove) Marsh.

  • Education

    • AB, Peru State College, 1925. Master of Arts, University Nebraska, 1936. Master of Arts (honorary), Peru State University, 1997.

      Postgraduate, University Minnesota. Doctor (honorary), Peru State College.


    • Instructor writing courses Peru (Nebraska) State University, 1930-1936. Professor University Nebraska, Omaha, 1940-1968.


    • Recollections: 1837 1910 (Classic Reprint)
    • Excerpt from Recollections: 1837 1910 So many memoirs, reminiscences and recollections, by authors of distinction, have been published during recent years that a person so little known as I am would naturally hesitate to appear in the same field.
    • Dreamcatcher: The Life of John Neihardt
    • A biography of the Nebraska author known for his poetry and fiction about the West, especially the books "Black Elk Speaks," "A Cycle of the West," and "The River and I.
    • Young Nathan
    • This book tells the story of Nathan Hale through his eyes, taking us from his admission to Yale at the age of 14 through his execution at the age of 21.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member National League of America Penwomen, Inc. (secretary Omaha chapter), Nebraska Writers Guild (past president, board life member, chairman 50th Year Celebration, 1975, historian), Nebraska Council Teachers in English, Western Writers of America.


    • Married Gilbert Silas Brown, June 11, 1937. 1 child, Paul.
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    Died February 25, 2001
    (aged 92)
    • 1925
      Peru State College
    • 1936
      University Nebraska
    • 1997
      Peru State University
    • 1930 - 1936
      Instructor, writing courses Peru (Nebraska) State University
    • 1940 - 1968
      professor, University Nebraska
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States