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Name Pound, Louise, 1872-1958
Born June 30, 1872
Birthplace Lincoln, Nebraska
Places of residence Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Nebraska, Lincoln
Father Pound, Stephen Bosworth, 1833-1911
Mother Pound, Laura (Biddlecombe), 1841-1928
Education Graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Arts in 1892 and also earned a Master of Arts degree and a diploma in music there. She then completed a dissertation at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, passing the examination for a doctorate magna cum laude (1900) in two instead of the usual seven semesters.
Notes In 1890, when she was 18, Louise Pound became Lincoln City Tennis Champion. She competed against men for the University of Nebraska title in 1891 and 1892, winning both years. In 1897 she won the Women's Western Tennis Championship and in 1900 the Championship of Heidelberg. She also played a tie match with the Olympic men's singles tennis titleholder while at Heidelberg. She won the state golf championship in 1916 and a 100 mile cycling medal in 1906, was a figure skater on ice, introduced skiing to Lincoln, and managed the university women's basketball team. She is the only woman in the University of Nebraska Sports Hall of Fame.
Occupation During World War I Miss Pound served as a staff member of the Women's Committee of the State Council of Defense; she was acting state head of the National League for Women's Services in 1918, chairman of Overseas Relief Activities, and a member of the Food for France Committee. She belonged to the DAR, Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Theta Sigma Phi, Chi Delta Phi, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Omicron, Alpha Lambda Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma, Pi Gamma Mu, and Mortar Board. She was also a member of the Lincoln Country Club, the Lincoln University Club, Copper Kettle, Wooden Spoons, and the Omaha Press Club. In 1955 she was elected the first woman president of the Modern Language Association.

Miss Pound served 50 years at the University of Nebraska, retiring in 1945. She taught American Literature, Contemporary English, and Comparative Literature. During summer sessions she gave courses at other educational institutions including the University of California, Yale, University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Stanford University.
Publications She contributed to the Encyclopedia Britannica, American Speech Quarterly, American Literature, Southern Folklore Quarterly, and College English. Her correspondents included H.L. Mencken and Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Deceased June 27, 1958
Deceased where Lincoln, Nebraska

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RG0797.AM - RG0797 Syford Family

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Image of RG0911.AM - RG0911 Pound, Nathan Roscoe, 1870-1964

RG0911.AM - RG0911 Pound, Nathan Roscoe, 1870-1964

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Image of RG0912.AM - RG0912 Pound, Louise, 1872-1958

RG0912.AM - RG0912 Pound, Louise, 1872-1958

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Image of RG0913.AM - RG0913 Pound, Olivia, 1874-1961

RG0913.AM - RG0913 Pound, Olivia, 1874-1961

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Image of 13339-2-(1-2) - Cover, First Day; Nebraska Statehood Stamp, with card

13339-2-(1-2) - Cover, First Day; Nebraska Statehood Stamp, with card

White envelope with a sepia-toned design on the proper right half. The design depicts the Nebraska Capitol Building and official Centennial medal surrounded by names of famous individuals and Native American tribes. Lettering above the design reads "Nebraska / Centennial / 1867-1967." Beneath the design is "Official First / Day Cover." Nebraska Statehood five cent postage stamp in upper proper left corner. Stamp depicts a ear of corn with a cow in front of it. Hand stamp beneath postage stamp reads "First Day of Issue." Postmarked at upper center "Lincoln, NB / Jul / 29 / 1967." Informational card included with envelope gives an overview of the history of Nebraska statehood, the Capitol

Image of 13339-3-(1-2) - Cover, First Day; Nebraska Statehood Stamp, with card

13339-3-(1-2) - Cover, First Day; Nebraska Statehood Stamp, with card

White envelope with a sepia-toned design on the proper right half. The design depicts the Nebraska Capitol Building and official Centennial medal surrounded by names of famous individuals and Native American tribes. Lettering above the design reads "Nebraska / Centennial / 1867-1967." Beneath the design is "Official First / Day Cover." Nebraska Statehood five cent postage stamp in upper proper left corner. Stamp depicts a ear of corn with a cow in front of it. Hand stamp beneath postage stamp reads "First Day of Issue." Postmarked at upper center "Lincoln, NB / Jul / 29 / 1967." Informational card included with envelope gives an overview of the history of Nebraska statehood, the Capitol

Image of 7134-307 - Pin; Century Road Club of America, 1895, 1896,

7134-307 - Pin; Century Road Club of America, 1895, 1896,

Medal awarded by the Century Road Club of America for 1895, 1896. Round medallion with three bars, and a bicycle placard at the bottom.

Image of 7134-342 - Trophy, Tennis; Blued Silver Loving Cup, Engraved, Louise Pound

7134-342 - Trophy, Tennis; Blued Silver Loving Cup, Engraved, Louise Pound

Blued silver loving cup with two handles. Molded flowers and leaves. Engraved for Louise Pound.

Image of 9712-3 - Dress; Beaded Pockets; early 1940s; Louise Pound; Olivia Pound

9712-3 - Dress; Beaded Pockets; early 1940s; Louise Pound; Olivia Pound

Grayish-beige rayon crepe, full-length dress with heavily decorated pockets. Pockets are beaded, have studded rhinestones and couched corded designs. Short capped sleeves with slits at centers. Dress opens at front with fabric covered metal buttons. Metal side zipper. Includes original belt, which is self fabric and lined with leather. Belt has a "16" printed on it. No tags or labels

Image of RG0909.PH000007-000006 - Photograph, Cabinet

RG0909.PH000007-000006 - Photograph, Cabinet

A studio portrait of Louise Pound in her late teens, wearing a high lacy collar.

Image of RG0909.PH000009-000010 - Print, Photographic

RG0909.PH000009-000010 - Print, Photographic

A studio portrait of Louise Pound.

Image of RG0909.PH000009-000019 - Print, Photographic

RG0909.PH000009-000019 - Print, Photographic

A studio portrait of Louise Pound,1872-1958.

RG0909.PH - Collection, Photograph

Nathan Roscoe Pound (1870-1964), Louise Pound (1872-1958) and Olivia Pound (1874-1961) were born in Lincoln, Nebraska. All three were educated by their mother, Laura Biddlecome Pound, until they entered the University of Nebraska Preparatory School. This collection consists of portraits of Roscoe, Louise, and Olivia, as well as friends and colleagues. There are family pictures and picture postcards from around the world. This collection consists of photographic prints relating to Roscoe, Louise, and Olivia Pound. Photographs include portraits of the Pound and Biddlecome families. Also included are photographs of Louise participating in athletic events, such as golf, tennis and skiing; frie

Image of RG2877.PH0-000012 - Print, Photographic

RG2877.PH0-000012 - Print, Photographic

A group portrait of Mrs. Howard S. Wilson (Louise Baker), Emily Schossberger, Virginia Faulkner and Louise Pound.