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us: Welsch, Roger L.

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        Lincoln, Neb.
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        • Organization: (naf) Dana College (Blair, Neb.)
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        • Organization: (naf) University of Nebraska--Lincoln
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        • Organization: (naf) Nebraska Wesleyan University
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        • Organization: (naf) Smithsonian Institution
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          • found: Sweet Nebraska land, 1965: label (Roger Welsch)
          • found: Of trees and dreams: the fiction, fact, and folklore of tree-planting on the Notrthern Plains, 1982: title page (Roger L. Welsch, English and Anthropology, University of Nebraska.--Lincoln)
          • found: You knowe you're a Nebraskan-- 1985?: cover (Roger Welsch)
          • found: Cowboy songs on folkways, 1991: label (Roger Welsh) liner notes (Roger Welsch (b. 1936); a native Nebraskan; free-lance folklorist in Nebraska; a former university teacher of German and folklore; now writes, performs. and produces televsion shows; he drew his songs from the vast lore of Nebraska)
          • found: Nebraska Center for Writers, via WWW, December 3, 2012 (Roger Welsch; born November 6, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska; a humorist, folklorist, and essayist; he is the author of many books, including From Tinkering to Torquing: A Beginner's Guide to Tractors and Tools; Love, Sex, and Tractors; Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales; It's not the End of the World, But You Can See It From Here; Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuck; Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them; Diggin' In and Piggin' Out; and his most recent, A Life with Dogs; in addition to his books and scholarly publications, his work has appeared in Natural History Magazine, Readers Digest, Esquire Gentleman, Successful Farming, and elsewhere; his "Postcard from Nebraska" is a bi-weekly feature on CBS's Sunday Morning; he is also the host of "Roger &..." on Nebraska Public Television; he was educated at the University of Nebraska (BA, 1958, MA, 1960), the University of Colorado (1962), and Indiana University (1963-1964); he has taught at Dana College, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and Nebraska Wesleyan University; starting in 1974, he was a field operative for Smithsonian Institution, lecturing on folklore and conducting programs on folklore and folk music; he lives on a small tree farm outside Dannebrog; in 1967, he was adopted into the Omaha Tribe and maintains strong ties to the tribe and to the Native American Church; in 1995, he was designated a Tribal Friend by the Pawnee)
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