Nebraska Hall of Fame: Willa Cather

Bust of Willa Cather in the Nebraska Hall of Fame

"The history of every country begins in the heart of a man or a woman"
 - O Pioneers!

A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947) lived in Red Cloud, Nebraska as a child and attended school there with an interest in science. 

From 1891 to 1895, she attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she began pursuing literature. Following her graduation, she worked a variety of editorial and teaching positions before her career as an author. 

Cather was recognized for her novels of frontier life. Her most notable works are My ÁntoniaO Pioneers!, and One of Ours, which earned Cather her Pulitzer.

She was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1962.


Other Resources:

Willa Cather - manuscript finding aid 

The National Willa Cather Center 

"Perception vs Reality: Willa Cather" 

Willa Cather - "Student Days" 

     (A reporter's recollection of young Cather.)

Historical Marker: "Willa Cather Memorial Prairie" 

"A Matter of Appearances" 

     (A magazine excerpt about an exhibit of Cather's textiles and clothing.)

-Cather's Theater Experiences-

       (She was noted for playing male roles.)

Beauty & The Beast - 1 

Beauty & The Beast - 2 

The Fatal Pin 


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