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