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Complete Letters of Willa Cather

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On January 16, 2018, the team behind the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Willa Cather Archive (last featured in the 05-16-2008 Scout Report) made an exciting announcement. With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the archive has digitized 428 letters authored by Cather. On the Complete Letters of Willa Cather page, visitors can browse these letters by recipient (who include Cather's brother, Roscoe Cather and the writer Ferris Greenslet), by people mentioned (who include Louisa May Alcott, Ernest Hemingway, and Alfred A. Knopf); by place (in reference to places listed in the letter), and by the repository in which the letter can currently be found. Each letter in the collection has been both digitized and transcribed. Best of all, the transcribed versions of these letters are also annotated, allowing readers to understand their contents with ease and learn more about the writer's life. The Willa Cather Archive plans to digitize hundreds of additional letters throughout 2018, so stay tuned.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-02-09
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0209

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