NOTE February 20, 2016: Watch for an updated version of this page hopefully soon.
Below are Internet links that I hope will be of interest to Laura fans. Please start with the two Laura pathfinders that can be found here:
Pathfinder Wilder Elementary
Pathfinder Wilder Advanced
And if your library has EBSCO access you should be able to get into these articles
I’ve repeated some of the links and I hope they will be of interest.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.,P.O. Box 269, Pepin WI 54759
- Little House on the Prairie Museum, 2507 CR 3000, Independence KS 67301 http://www.littlehouseontheprairiemuseum.com (620) 289-4238
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, 330 8th St., Walnut Grove MN 56180
1-800-528-7280 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.walnutgrove.org/museum.htm
- Wilder Pageant Committee, 11505 Crown Avenue P.O. Box 313, Walnut Grove MN 56180
1-888-859-3102 (507) 859-2174 email@example.com, http://www.walnutgrove.org/pageant.htm
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, 3603 236th Avenue, Burr Oak IA 52101 (563) 735-5916 firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.lauraingallswilder.us/
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, P.O. Box 426 De Smet SD 57231
1-800-880-3383 or (605) 854-3383 email@example.com, http://www.discoverlaura.org
- Ingalls Homestead, 20812 Homestead Road, De Smet, South Dakota 57231
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Society , P.O. Box 154, De Smet SD 57231
1-800-880-3383 or 1-800-776-3594 http://www.desmetpageant.org
- Laura Ingalls Wilder/ Rose Wilder Lane Home and Museum, 3068 Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704
(417) 924-3626 or 1-877-924-7126 firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com,
- Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association, P.O Box 283, 177 Stacy Road, Malone, NY 12953-0283
(518) 483-1207 email@example.com , http://www.almanzowilderfarm.com/,
- Iowa School for the Blind and Sight Saving School/Mary Ingalls Society, P.O. Box 326, Vinton, Iowa 52349
http://ibsssalumni.org/html/mary_ingalls_society.htm For a tour or questions contact Justin Ruegg at 319-472-5221, Ext. 1226 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Barr at 319-472-5221, Ext. 1110 or email@example.com
- Come Home to Little House http://www.littlehousebooks.com
The official Harper Collins website for the series. This is the best place for information on HarperCollins products and includes some background information, teaching resources, crafts, and trivia.
- Almanzo Wilder Homesteading Proof (1st page only) http://todaysdocument.tumblr.com/post/10124359488/homestead-proof-testimony-of-almanzo-wilder
As part of their Document of the Day series the National Archives has shared the first page of Almanzo Wilder’s Homesteading Proof.
- Beyond Little House http://www.beyondlittlehouse.com
This is the official website of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association that hosts a Laura Ingalls Wilder conference every two years.
- Bittersweet http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/bittersweet/wi79b.htm
A publication that aspired to be a Foxfire for the Ozarks, they published many good articles. This is a transcript of their 1979 piece on Laura. It’s outdated, but still a nice article to know about, especially for the interview with the Lichtys which is included.
- Deb Houdek Rule’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Page http://www.dahoudek.com/liw/default.aspx
Another one that doesn’t get a lot of updating, but has some basic information and a very good genealogy section.
- Frontier Girl http://www.liwfrontiergirl.com/
Although she doesn’t update the page anymore Frontier Girl has a lot of good basic information.
- Horn Book Recipe http://www.hbook.com/1999/09/authors-illustrators/laura-ingalls-wilder-letter-to-jennie-d-lindquist-october-19-1953/#_
As part of the December 1953 issue of Horn Book Magazine which was completely dedicated to Laura Ingalls Wilder, she wrote the editor of the publication a handwritten letter complete with a handwritten copy of her gingerbread recipe. They now share it with everyone.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder at the Hoover Library-Museum
The Wilder papers are housed at Hoover and this site not only gives research information, but also outstanding teacher information, including a Dear Laura to allow you to ask questions.
- Pioneer Girl http://www.pioneergirl.com
One of the most authoritative websites of Wilder information and research. Currently most of it is locked down, but we hope for its return.
- Prologue From the National Archives http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2003/winter/little-town-in-nara-1.html
An Archivist walks you through some of the Laura Ingalls Wilder records available through federal documents. Be sure to click on the link at the bottom for the second part. If you find a paper copy (the National Archives sells back issues) it’s worth getting the paper version which has many, many more images of photographs and documents.
- Purple House http://www.purplehousepress.com/liw.htm
Some good information about the older editions, although I’m doubtful on their right to publish the images they used.
And you may want to check out my blog,
YouTube channel which includes footage of several of the homesites and a Laura FAQ,
And the podcast.
Last Updated: February 20, 2016
By Sarah S. Uthoff firstname.lastname@example.org