J. Robert Sullivan, Collection on
Title: J. Robert Sullivan,
Collection on Cather
Collector: Sullivan, J. Robert
Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear
Collection Number: MS 0078
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Preferred Citation: J. Robert Sullivan, Collection on Cather (MS 0078). Archives & Special
Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.
Professor emeritus J. Robert Sullivan developed an interest in collecting limited,
signed, and first editions of Willa Cather's works during the 1940s while studying
for his master's degree at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Sullivan later
served as director of student activities at Northwestern Connecticut Community
Scope and Content:
The Sullivan materials include a single letter written and signed by Willa Cather,
two letters written to Sullivan, selected items of Catheriana collected by Sullivan,
articles written about Cather, and general newspapers clippings regarding her works,
books written about her, and her life.
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947
Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, Willa CatherItem 1. Letter, Willa Cather to "Mr.
Item 2. Letter, Willa Cather to "Mr.
Brislow" (photocopy), undated
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, S. S. McClure to George Sylvester
Viereck, 1928, Oct. 3.
Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, Sullivan, 1949-1953
Box 1. Folder 4. Book jackets
Box 1. Folder 5. Catalog, Houghton Mifflin Autograph Editions, 1937
Box 1. Folder 6. Nebraska songs, University of Nebraska, 1921
Box 1. Folder 7. Postage stamps, Cather commemorative
Box 1. Folder 8. Program, Cather Conference, 1981
Box 1. Folder 9. Sieller, William Vincent, "Willa Cather and
the Problem of Mutability"
Box 1. Folder 10. Articles, on Cather
Box 1. Folder 11. Articles, Life Magazine
Box 1. Folder 12. Articles, New Mexico
Box 1. Folder 13. Newspaper clippings
Box 1. Folder 14. Photograph, Cather, Houghton Mifflin Co.
Related Material and Resources: The J. Robert Sullivan collection of unique, limited, and first edition Cather novels
is also located in the Archives & Special Collections of the University of
Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. These books can be located through the University
of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries on-line catalog, which is available through