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Frederick Sweeney, Diary

Title: Frederick Sweeney, Diary

Creator: Frederick Sweeney

Dates: 1918, Sept. 22- 1919, Apr. 18

Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0114

Language: English

Restrictions: Photocopies not allowed

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Preferred Citation: Frederick Sweeney, Diary (MS 0114). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Alternative Format: None


Doctor Frederick Sweeney served as Captain in the United States Army Medical Corps. He met Willa Cather during the period she spent in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Sweeney shared his personal diary with Cather and his personal recollection of World War I provided her with much insight into the war experience. Cather used the diary as research for her Pulitzer Prize novel One of Ours.

Scope and Content:

The Sweeney diary is a photocopy of the original that contains recollections of World War I.


Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

Sweeney, Frederick, M.D.

Novelists, American -- 20th century

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Frederick Sweeny, diary, 1918, Sept. 22- 1919, Apr. 18

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