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Annotations From the Archives: Fan Mail

August 22, 2022

Our archives are home to not only Willa Cather’s letters, but to many of the letters that she received from her fans! Running the gamut from high school students to state politicians, Cather’s readers wrote to share their love for her writing and, often, the personal connections they felt to the subject matter. Cather herself saved many of these letters, sharing them with friends and family when she found them inspiring or her correspondents particularly interesting.

Student Scholarships Awarded

June 20, 2022

The National Willa Cather Center is delighted to announce our 2022 recipients of the Norma Ross Walter, Ántonia, Antonette Willa Skupa Turner, and the Leslie A. and Helen R. Wilson scholarships. Scholars not in attendance at our 67th annual Spring Conference recorded a video reading of their winning essays shared virtually.

The Norma Ross Walter Scholarship winners: