LINCOLN (AP) — The University of Nebraska is unveiling the latest collection of manuscripts, letters and medals donated to the Willa Cather archives.
The university announced Wednesday that it was given the collection by Cather’s nephew. The items, believed to be worth $2 million, were to be unveiled Thursday morning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Van Brunt Visitors Center.
The university has the largest Cather archive in the world. It is planning an exhibit of the newest items for the fall. Among them are hand-written passages from Cather’s unpublished novel “Hard Punishments.” The manuscript has not yet been made public.
Cather was born in 1873. She moved with her family to the Red Cloud area of Nebraska in 1883. Cather graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1895.