Drew University Library’s Willa Cather Collection is an extensive collection of printed and manuscript material. The collection contains the personal library of the late Frederick B. Adams, former director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, as well as the private collection of Earl and Achsah Brewster, who shared a long friendship with Cather. The collections of Finn and Barbara Morris Caspersen and Yehudi Menuhin are the newest additions to the collection. The call numbers of each book or manuscript (as shown in the finding aid) note the name of the original collector, i.e. Adams, Brewster, Caspersen or Menuhin. The Drew University Willa Cather Collection has been made possible through the generous donations of Finn and Barbara Morris Caspersen. The collection includes books, correspondence, notes and marginalia, photographs, and ephemera.
Recent Scholarship regarding our collection:
- After traveling the world, an artist couple’s existential search for truth ended in an Indian town, by Anu Kumar
In 2005, Drew Library hosted a Cather Colloquium. The Program Brochure is available here.