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Name Cather, Willa Sibert, 1873-1947
Othernames Willa S. Cather
Born 1873 Dec 07
Birthplace Back Creek Valley, Frederick, Virginia
Father Cather, Charles Fetique, 1848-1928
Mother Boak, Mary Virginia, 1850-1931
Role Writer
Deceased 1947 Apr 24
Deceased where New York, New York

Associated Records

Image of RG0874.AM - RG0874 Grace Episcopal Church (Red Cloud, Neb.)

RG0874.AM - RG0874 Grace Episcopal Church (Red Cloud, Neb.)

This collection consists of four Articles of Agreement between the Grace Episcopal Church of Red Cloud and Emil Frei, Inc., of St. Louis and Munich, an art-glass company. The articles relate to the design and construction of five stained glass windows for the church. In each case, Mrs. W. A. Sherwood of Red Cloud represented the church.

Image of RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

RG0949.AM - RG0949 Riley, Paul Davis, 1936-1981

The Riley collection contains large amounts of material related to the history of Nebraska and its people. There are four series: 1) Research Materials; 2) Correspondence, 1973-1975; 3) Vertical File Materials; and 4) Miscellaneous Materials. Series 1, Research Materials, encompasses over half of the entire collection. Included here are mainly transcriptions of newspaper clippings organized by subject. Substantial material can be found specifically relating to Webster County history, Willa Cather, cattle ranching, various forts, the Pawnee tribe, and the genealogy of many pioneering families. Series 2, Correspondence, 1973-75, is a small series of Rileyís letters to and from individuals

RG4729.AU - RG4729.AU: Cowley, Charles Wesley

Recollections of Cowley Family. Father Issac was born in 1835 on the Isle of Man and came to America in 1858. He married Nancy Carr in 1873 and settled that year in Webster County, Nebraska, 10 miles north of Red Cloud. Chales Wesley was born in 1876. He talks about early history of the area, well-digging methods, early schools and their operation, early farming procedures, the Cather Family of Red Cloud, a diptheria outbreak in 1884, and the building of the railroad from Hastings, Nebraska to Red Cloud.

Image of 13058-1 - Print, Nebraska Prairie by P. Buckley Moss

13058-1 - Print, Nebraska Prairie by P. Buckley Moss

Print depicting Red Cloud, Nebraska. Three white houses on the left of the painting. A white church off to the right of center and a white barn on the far right. By the barn are three houses. On the front of the painting there are three people: one by a tree writing, one in the middle carrying food and one boy sitting on the front porch. Matted and framed.

Image of 13206-1-(1-2) - Cover, First Day, Willa Cather, 1972

13206-1-(1-2) - Cover, First Day, Willa Cather, 1972

First Day Issue of a Willa Cather Stamp from 1973, still on original envelope. Also with an insert containing information about Willa Cather. The envelope with stamp has a printed image of Willa Cather's childhood home in the upper proper right corner with "First Day Issue, Childhood Home, Red Cloud, Nebraska, A National Landmark" in the lower proper right continues "100th Anniversary, Willa Cather, 1873-1973 American Author, 'There are always dreams on the frontier," with a photograph of Willa Cather. In the center of the envelope is a postal stamp- Red Cloud, NE, Sep 20, 1973, 68970. In the upper proper left corner is the stamp- Brown background with an image of Willa Cather on the proper r

Image of 13245-1 - Painting, The Farmers and Merchants Bank, Red Cloud, NE by Richard Schilling

13245-1 - Painting, The Farmers and Merchants Bank, Red Cloud, NE by Richard Schilling

Watercolor painting depicting the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Red Cloud, Nebraska. On the side of the bank is a painted advertisement that reads "WILLA CATHER STATE HISTORICAL (illegible)". The painting also has a blue SUV type car and a red sedan painted as being parking in front of the bank. There is another building attached to the bank, with a sign reading "OPEN." There is also a blue sky. This painting is bordered with a silver and white mat. It has a matching silver frame, with glass protecting it.

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 3560-2681 - Cape, White, Rabbit Fur

3560-2681 - Cape, White, Rabbit Fur

Rabbit fur cape, lined in creme colored silk, with short shawl collar. Features a flared peplum and wrist straps. Lining is handsewn. Length of cape would reach high hip. COLORS: white TECHNIQUE: hand sewn

Image of 3560-673 - Dress, White, Embroidered Net Inserts & Flounces; Cotton and Net

3560-673 - Dress, White, Embroidered Net Inserts & Flounces; Cotton and Net

Cotton and net child's dress. Sheer, machine made lace. Buttons down the back. Elbow length sleeves. Calf length skirt. Willa Cather's. Worn as a child for recitation of Hiawatha. Dress is worn in photo.

Image of RG1543.PH000005-000124 - Postcard, Picture

RG1543.PH000005-000124 - Postcard, Picture

The "Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial", Red Cloud, NE

RG2231.PH - Collection, Photograph

This collection consists of photographs relating to the activities of Adam McMullen, governor of Nebraska from 1925-1929. This collection includes approximately 130 photographs of Adam McMullen in various stages of his life. Some of the photos are from the late 1800s and early 1900s. A photograph from 1894 shows McMullen, Willa Cather, and other editors of the "Hesperian." Most of the photographs are from the 1920s to early 1930s. Included in these are pictures of McMullen and his wife, Cora; group photos of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.); a large photo album; and photos of the Tri-County Irrigation project in 1925.

RG2639.PH - Collection, Photograph

Willa Cather moved with her family to Red Cloud, Nebraska, in 1884. Cather studied literature and began writing short stories while attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Cather also worked for newspapers and magazines in New York until she began writing fiction full time. This collection contains a variety of material acquired from many sources. This collection consists of approximately 100 photographic prints. Included are portraits of Cather as a young girl, Cather family photographs, and a Pavelka family portrait, ca. late 1800s. Red Cloud scenes photographed show a furniture store, steam trains, the laying of the cornerstone at the Webster County Courthouse, the interior of a l