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The Cather family and many other donors have been very generous to the Willa Cather Foundation over the years, contributing to the collections that were begun by our founders. As a result, the National Willa Cather Center boasts a growing collection of letters, photographs, artwork, and personal items, which we make available to scholars and researchers. Please use our online finding aids or consult our online catalog to explore our collection, by clicking on either "Archives" or "Artifacts" to the left.

Researchers are encouraged to make prior arrangements for their visit with archivist Tracy Tucker. The archives are staffed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or by arrangement. Please note: archival research may not be scheduled during the weeks of Spring Conference, International Seminar, and Road Scholar events. We appreciate your understanding. 


"Hunting Stones" image from the Jeri Shute Collection. Back row, left to right: Mrs. Charles Cather, Mrs. W. A. Maynard, Father Fitzgerald, W. A. Maynard, Willa Cather, Norma Richardson, Mrs. Alf McCall, Grace McCall. Seated, left to right: Father Fitzgerald's niece, Isabel Maynard, Father Fitzgerald's nephew, Margeurite Richardson, Robert McCall.​