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Anne West Lindsey, American writer. Recipient Booster award WSUI-television, 1978, Delta award Southern Illinois University, 1982, Alumni award Southern Illinois University, 1983, Golden Friend award Morris Library., 1989, Distinguished Service award Southern Illinois University, 1991, World Affairs Forum, 1992.


Lindsey, Anne West was born on March 29, 1914 in Carterville, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Jett J. and Lillian Mae (Davis) West.


Bachelor, Southern Illinois University, 1935. Postgraduate, University Missouri, 1937.


Teacher Marion Illinois High School, 1935-1936. Newspaper reporter various newspapers, 1937-1944. Teacher professional writing Graduate School Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1956-1960.

President council Southern Illinois University. Lecturer, speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor fiction and articles to 147 national magazines including Saturday Evening Post, Holiday, Good Housekeeping, Mademoiselle, Readers' Digest, Ford Times, also foreign publications, television dramas for Alcoa Theatre, Fireside Theatre, Robert Montgomery Presents.


Board of directors Marion Cultural and Civic Center, 1979-1990. Executive Committee, director, trustee National Friends of Public Broadcasting. Founder, Chairman, Board Of Directors Friends of WSUI-WUSI television, Carbondale, Olney, Illinois.

Board directors State of Illinois Humanities Council. Member of advisory board Morris Library., Carbondale, 1961-1986. Governor Executive Committee Southern Illinois U. Foundation Board.

Member humanities advisory board John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois. Member State of Illinois Six-Man Steering Committee for the Arts. Board directors Lovejoy Library., Edwardsville, Illinois.

Writers aide National Hospitalized Veterans.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: theatre work, traveling, swimming, art, circuses.


Married Harold L. Zimmerman, November 24, 1959 (deceased 1970). Married Wyatt Allen Lindsey, December 9, 1981 (deceased November 1990).

Jett J. West

Lillian Mae (Davis) West

Harold L. Zimmerman

Wyatt Allen Lindsey