Hi Kelsey: I may not be able to help you with the *Courier,* except to second Matt’s suggestion regarding trying to obtain the original microfilm. But you might be interested, judging by the column you sent, to know about a young African American woman from Pittsburgh during that era named, as I remember, Willa Cather White. I sent a scan of her picture and the caption to James or Tim last year, I think. I did a little bit of digging and found some more info about her. Would you like me to dig through my paper files at the office and send that material to you? I don’t think I’m the only one who is intrigued at the idea of a person of color at that time being named Willa Cather White!
Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier
Department of English
University of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182-0175
From: 5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars <[log in to unmask]>
On Behalf Of Kelsey Squire
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2019 2:43 PM
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Subject: [5BANKSTREET] Pittsburgh Courier
Hello 5 Bank Street,
I was looking through book reviews of Willa Cather, and I found an interesting but brief mention of A Lost Lady in the Pittsburgh Courier; unfortunately, the digital copy (from ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers) is almost impossible to read. If anyone has access to a different digital copy, would you send it my way ([log in to unmask])? I think I can make do with what I have, so no need to go to great lengths, but I was curious if a better copy is out there. I’ll attach both the individual column and the full page. The mention of A Lost Lady is in the 3rd paragraph of the review from the bottom. Thanks.