1980 Notable Authors

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Rebecca C. Barton
Madeline K. Doran
Robert C. Nesbit
Max C. Otto
Ethel Sabin Smith
Frances E. Willard

Rebecca C. Barton, 1905-

Director of the Wisconsin Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1948-1963.

Honors:

  • Outstanding Madison Woman Writers of the Year, 1956, Ladies of the Press
  • Who's Who of American Women, first edition

Books:

  • Race Consciousness and the American Negro
  • Witnesses for Freedom, 1948
  • Our Human Rights, 1955
  • Black Voices in American Fiction, 1900-1930, 1934

 

Madeline K. Doran, 1905-1996

Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, 1935-1975.

Honors:

  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1967-68
  • Member of the Council of the Renaissance Society of America
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • Wisconsin Library Association, Banta Award, 1975

Books:

  • Endeavors of Art: A Study of Form in Elizabethan Drama, 1954
  • Drama, 1954
  • Something About Swans, 1973
  • Time's Foot, 1974
  • Shakespeare's Dramatic Language, 1976

 

Robert C. Nesbit, 1917-1999

Professor of history, University of Wisconsin, 1962-1982.

Honors:

  • Wisconsin History Foundation grantee, 1971-72
  • American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit, 1975
  • State Historical Society of Wisconsin Award of Merit, 1975

 

Books:

  • Wisconsin, a History, 1973
  • He Built Seattle: A Biography of Judge Thomas Burke, 1961
  • The History of Wisconsin, Vol. 3: Urbanization and industrialization, 1873-1893, 1985

 

Max C. Otto, 1874-1968

Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin; department chairman, 1936-1947.

Honors:

  • President of the Western Division of the American Philosophical Association, 1929

Books:

  • Things and Ideals, 1924
  • Natural Laws and Human Hopes, 1926
  • The Human Enterprise, 1940
  • Science and the Moral Life, 1949

 

Ethel Sabin Smith, 1887-1991

Professor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr.

Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Mills College.

Honors:

  • San Jose Mercury News Award for Women of Achievement, 1973
  • Testimonial, Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, 1976

 

Books:

  • The Dynamics of Aging, 1956
  • Passports at Seventy, 1961
  • A Furrow Deep and True, 1964
  • God and the Other Gods, 1973

 

Frances E. Willard, 1839-1898

Educator and social reformer.

Dean of the Women's College, Northwestern University, 1874.

National Women's Christian Temperance Union, president, 1879-1898.

World Women's Christian Temperance Union, president, 1887.

Books:

  • Glimpses of Fifty Years, 1839-1889, 1889
  • A Woman of the Century, 1893
  • Occupations for Women, 1897
  • A Classic Town: The Story of Evanston, 1892