Loren Eiseley - Essayist, Philosopher, Literary Naturalist

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About the Loren Eiseley Society

The Loren Eiseley Society was formed in May of 1982 to encourage interest in and knowledge of his work, to provide a forum for readers and scholars, and to collect and preserve material about his life and writing.

The society offers a variety of resources and educational/outreach programs, including:

  • That the nominee has shown through teaching, research, scholarship, writing and/or the arts, the blending of science and humanism that Loren Eiseley demonstrated.

  • That the nominee has promoted an understanding and appreciation of the life, work, and/or writing of Loren Eiseley and the blending of science and humanism that Eiseley demonstrated.


For more information write to:

Loren Eiseley Society
P.O. Box 80934
Lincoln NE 68501-0934

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Naomi Brill Memorial

Naomi Brill, a long-time professor of social work at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and former Board Member of the Loren Eiseley Society, died Friday, January 8, 1999 at the age of 84 in Lincoln. Memorials have been designated to Prairie/Plains Research Institute, the Audubon Society, or the Nature Conservatory. Brill was the author of several books, one of which is used as a standard text in most schools of social work around the country. A graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Columbia School of Social Work, she also received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Doane College. After retiring from the School of Social Work, Brill went on to study natural science and wrote a weekly nature column for the Lincoln Journal-Star.


Friends In Remembrance

Thompson Mylan Stout - (August 16, 1914 - April 21, 2009) - Member of the Old South Party.

Event: Eiseley's 110th Birthday Celebration
Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room, Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St, Lincoln, NE
About: Free and open to all
Book Available:
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Price: $26.95
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Tax: NE residents pay 7% sales tax
"We have joined the caravan, you might say, at a certain point; we will travel as far as we can see, but we cannot in one lifetime see all that we would like to see or learn all that we hunger to know."

- Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey
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