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Philip and Helen Cather Southwick Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0077

Scope and Contents

The Southwick materials include correspondence written to Cather in regard to her works, particularly One of Ours and Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Of great significance are the manuscripts represented in the collection, including revisions made in Cather's hand to eleven of her books and short stories. The collection contains photographs of Cather throughout her life, including her travels to Europe. There are also photographs of Willow Shade, Cather's early home, and general group photographs of Cather friends and family. Significant items also include Cather's scrapbook highlighting her trips to Europe in 1902 and 1908. Additional items include general newspaper clippings relating to Cather, as well as a large map of Rome that Cather owned. The collection also includes correspondence written to Edith Lewis from her friend, Stephen Tennant.


  • 1865-1992


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Box 6, containing Cather European scrapbook, is restricted due to preservation concerns. Use digital copy or no handling except for staff.


2.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States