Ann Safford Mandel collection of Willa Cather papers
The Professor's House galley proofs and a letter from Willa Cather to Grant Overton commenting on an observation made by Overton comparing the similarity of two stories. The letter most likely discusses The Professor's House.
Dates of Materials
- Creation: 1925
- Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
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Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.
Biographical / Historical
Willa Sibert Cather (1876-1947) was an American writer who established herself as an outstanding regionalist writer with her books, short stories, and poems centered around her childhood on a ranch outside of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and the pioneering spirit of nineteenth century immigrant families who moved to the Great Plains. Born outside of Winchester, Virginia, her family moved to Nebraska, where she attended high school and then college at the University of Nebraska (1891-95). She then moved to Pittsburgh, PA and worked for a newspaper before becoming a teacher and beginning her writing career with her first book of poems, April Twilights. She joined the McClure's Magazine staff in New York and became managing editor, but after the publication of her first novel, Alexander's Bridge, in 1912, she left her magazine job to pursue writing full-time.
Grant Martin Overton (1887-1930) was an American journalist and fiction writer, and possible reviewer of Cather's books.
0.875 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Willa Sibert Cather (1876-1947) was an American writer who established herself as an outstanding regionalist writer with her books, short stories, and poems centered around her childhood on a ranch outside of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and the pioneering spirit of nineteenth century immigrant families who moved to the Great Plains. This collection includes books accessioned into the MRBC, as well as The Professor's House galley proofs and a letter from Willa Cather to Grant Overton.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Ann Safford Mandel (class of 1953) on August 24, 2018.
- Finding aid to the Ann Safford Mandel collection of Willa Cather papers
- 2018 December 4
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