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Laura Ingalls Wilder: Start Your Research Here by Sarah Uthoff

A pathfinder to start your Laura Ingalls Wilder Research

Search Terms

Search Terms
(Use for computer searches)

  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder
  •  Rose Wilder Lane
  • “Little House” books

Subject Headings
(Use in card catalogs and print indexes)

  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls 1867-1957
  • Lane, Rose Wilder 1886-1968

Call Number

  • 813.52 (Dewey Decimal)
  • PS3545.I342  (Library of Congress)
  •  PZ7.W6461  (Library of Congress)

Laura Ingalls Wilder FAQs

Seeking Laura Letters

Laura Ingalls Wilder replied to almost every fan letter she received. While she carefully saved those fan letters, her responses have been scattered to the four winds. Some have safely ended up in museums, libraries, or archives, some have been destroyed. Saving Laura Letters is trying to get photocopies of the letters Laura wrote deposited in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum archive in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.


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Multimedia Resources

The complete series of books is now available as unabridged audio books from Harper Children’s Audio, 2003 – 2006. They are now available as digital downloads.

American Masters, "Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page" December 29, 2020 
The most streamed episode of American Masters ever, according to the executive producer.

For An Introduction, see the "Little House" books

Articles Available in EBSCOhost

Contact your local library to see if they have EBSCOhost to get your username and password to access these articles.

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