Explore the National Willa Cather Center Collection

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Thanks in part to a National Endowment for the Humanities CARES Act grant, the National Willa Cather Center has begun making our collections available online. Click the button below to access and search the collection. Please note that this ongoing project does not include all materials. Images may not be published without explicit written permission from the NWCC. For tips on using this tool, see below "How to Search."

Browse the Collection


Patrons can view the collection by selecting Objects, Artists, or Collections in the top right corner of the Collections page. Results can be sorted by Title, Date, etc. By clicking on an image or a title, the Object pane will open with additional details. The search function, also in the top right, searches the Object record to return results from Title, Artist, Object Date and Type, Collection Name, and Context fields. Boolean operators are not operable in this search. You might also choose to view special topics by viewing Exhibitions or Groups.

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