Cather Archive in the News

The Willa Cather Archive has been featured in a variety of media publications over its lifetime. The following is a selection of videos, interviews, and articles featuring the Cather Archive and its team.

Spring 2018 Nebraska Lecture given by Jewell on “Our Cather Heritage”

Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive, presents reasons why Cather remains relevant to readers today.

Watch Jewell’s Full Lecture: Our Cather Heritage

Watch a Shorter “Recap” Version: Our Cather Heritage Recap

By Andrew Jewell | Nebraska Research | March 29, 2018


Cather Archive celebrates the 100th Anniversary of My Ántonia

Willa Cather’s most celebrated novel, My Ántonia, turns 100 years old in 2018. An article from NET News explores how the National Willa Cather Center and the Willa Cather Archive plan to celebrate.

Read the Article and Listen to the Interview: "Nebraska Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of My Ántonia"

By Jack Williams | NET News | February 14, 2018

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Homestead’s upcoming book about Willa Cather and Edith Lewis’s creative partnership

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Melissa Homestead, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and associate editor of the Complete Letters of Willa Cather, is in the process of writing a manuscript about the complex relationship between Willa Cather and her longtime partner and editor, Edith Lewis.

Read The Article: "Willa Cather's longtime creative partnership was a romantic one as well, UNL professor says"

By Blake Ursch | Omaha World-Herald | January 18, 2018


Initial publication of The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

An article from the Lincoln Journal Star discusses the Willa Cather Archive’s The Complete Letters of Willa Cather, and the publication of the digital edition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read the Article: "UNL project hopes to reveal the Cather behind the novels"

By Chris Dunker | Lincoln Journal Star | January 2, 2018

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Homestead interviewed by NET News about Edith Lewis’s role in Cather’s writing

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NET News interviewed Melissa Homestead, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and associate editor of the Complete Letters of Willa Cather, about her upcoming book focusing on the relationship between Willa Cather and her longtime partner and editor, Edith Lewis.

Read and Listen to the Interview: "UNL Professor: Edith Lewis Played A Part In Cather's Success"

By Jack Williams | NET News | October 18, 2017


PBS releases documentary about Cather's letters

Nebraska’s PBS station, NET, released a documentary titled “Yours, Willa Cather,” on September 21, 2015, inspired by The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis P. Stout.

Watch the Full Documentary: Yours, Willa Cather

Visit the Website: catherletters.org

By NET | PBS | September 21, 2015


Andrew Jewell interviewed on NPR’s "Morning Edition"

Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive, was featured on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” for a segment on the Willa Cather letters with a special focus on a letter pertaining to her novel One of Ours.

Listen to the Interview: "'Wonderful Words' In Willa Cather's No-Longer-Secret Letters"

By NPR Staff | National Public Radio | April 30, 2013


Publication of Willa Cather's letters featured in the New York Times

The New York Times published two articles about The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, edited Andrew Jewell and Janis Stout, which presents more than 500 of her letters to the public for the first time.

Read the Review: "Entirely Personal" (Review)

By Tom Perrotta | The New York Times | April 25, 2013

Read the Article: "O Revelations! Letters, Once Banned, Flesh Out Willa Cather"

By Jennifer Schuessler | The New York Times | March 21, 2013

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Publication of Willa Cather's letters featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education

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The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a detailed article about the publication of Cather’s letters in The Selected Letters of Willa Cather edited by Andrew Jewell and Janis P. Stout.

Read the Article: "Willa Cather in Her Own Words, at Last"

By Jennifer Howard | The Chronicle of Higher Education | March 22, 2013


Andrew Jewell interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

Andrew Jewell, editor of the Willa Cather Archive, was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” for a segment on the 400 newly available Willa Cather letters donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by her family. He explains what they mean for future Cather study.

Listen to the Interview: Andrew Jewell interviewed on NPR’s “All Things Considered”

By All Things Considered | National Public Radio | April 8, 2007