Annie Prey Jorgenson, Papers, 1892-1935 | Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Scope and Contents: The collection contains original, photocopied, and transcribed correspondence and manuscripts, along with Jorgensen's class notes and biographical materials. Most of the collection consists of papers and articles written by Jorgensen during her years at the University of Nebraska. Many of the manuscripts include handwritten edits in red pencil, which were done by Professor Herbert Bates, an English instructor at the University of Nebraska. Willa Cather, youth editor for National Stockman and Farmer published Prey's A Cannibal on August 27, 1896, as a part of a column titled "Our Young Folks". The manuscript "Blinky's Tobacco Indian" was later published as "A Tobacco Indian", also in the National Stockman and Farmer, November 12, 1896. A third manuscript, "The Fat Little Girl," was published in The Interior, August 1895. Also included in the collection are reminiscences by Theodore Jorgensen and John Prey and photographs of Annie Prey's classmates at the University of Nebraska. The correspondence includes a photocopy of a letter written by Willa Cather, dated July 11, 1896, in which Cather asks Jorgensen to send her children's stories for the Home Monthly.