Our Prairie Mother
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
This creative biography about Lydia Gates Dirks was written by Dr. Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds and her sister, Myrtle; Lydia, born in Nebraska in 1872, was their mother. Dr. Dirks-Edmunds graduated from Linfield College in 1937. She returned to teach in the Biology department at Linfield from 1941-1974; this biography was written in the later years of her life.
Dirks-Edmunds, Jane Claire and Dirks, Myrtle, "Our Prairie Mother" (1998). Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds Exhibit. 2.