Legacy Libraries

Legacy Library logo from Library Thing

Library Thing

Library Thing is a social media website that lets you create a personal library catalog. It’s so helpful in back that some extremely small libraries use it as THEIR catalog. Basically you get a membership (free and paid have different levels of benefits) that let you copy catalog your books from various sources. You can also find other people’s lists. I must admit, even though I probably should, I really haven’t done anything more than look around Library Thing even though it’s been around since 2005.

Legacy Libraries

Today (July 24, 2019) I tripped over a tweet that directed me to their Legacy Libraries. These are lists of what books famous people had in their libraries. I’m not sure what their sources are. I looked up Harry S. Truman because I know his wonderful National Historic Site had put together a list of what books he owned (why don’t more museums do this?) I had to try two different ways to go into find it. So you may want to just scroll the main list or go in by category instead of date because that’s how I found it. Find a list of Legacy Libraries.

Current Categories

Here are links to the current categories and how they sort them.

They list:

P.S. Since I mentioned the Harry S. Truman historic site above, I want to especially point you to their Facebook page which is one of the best done I’ve ever seen.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs,  schedule one  yourself,   watch her videos,  listen to her podcast,  look at her photos, and find her on  Facebook ,   Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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My 5 Most Viewed YouTube Videos 2019

Trundlebed Tales YouTube Channel Header

I was working on another post and I came across this one from 2013. I thought it would be fun to revisit it. I’m kind of surprised, but not a lot has changed except view numbers have gone up. Some of these numbers are lower than they might be because I also cross post now on Vimeo.

You can find me on YouTube at Trundlebed Tales. According to the official YouTube channel counter I have 49 followers (come on, somebody make it a round 50, please?) and as of May 31, 2013, I had 19,345 total views of the videos I uploaded. In addition, a shortened version of my Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas program garnered views on the Herbert Hoover President Library and Museum YouTube Channel. (This link is to a playlist of all their Laura Ingalls Wilder related videos.)

I was kind of surprised how similar the video lists were. Number one and two swapped places. Only one new video was added and it bested two of the videos that were on the list last time (see number 4 below). I allowed the last two videos to be a tie since they were only 20 views apart.

1. Laura Ingalls Wilder FAQs

4,880 views (2013) => 37,542 views

2. Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas (shortened version of the program presented by Sarah Uthoff)

9,584 views (2013) => 23,255 views

3. Shirley Knakmuhs Ringing Pa’s Bell

1,320 views (2013) => 7,162 views

4. Laura’s Lapdesk Reproductions

5,926 views (First time on list)

Tie 5. Cottonwoods Memorial Site De Smet SD

1,191 views (2013) => 3,041

Tie 5. Going Wading in Plum Creek 2009-2010

1,091 views (2013) => 3,021 views

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs,  schedule one yourself,  watchher videos,  listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on    Facebook ,   Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,   SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

Miniature Oxen

Be on the lookout for minature oxen! STAMPEDE!

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Ready for a Laura related laugh?

This great video from Old World Wisconsin shows the same “miniature” oxen (at least a later model of the same ones) that I use in my storytelling program.

Toy Oxen in Vinton

They are incredibly cute as this video shows and will make you feel like Almanzo breaking Star and Bright (don’t forget your training carrots, that must be why they didn’t do what they wanted sometimes in the video).

That said, The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy is serious business and has rescued several breeds from the edge of extinction and works with groups like Old World Wisconsin to help keep a large enough breeding stock of these rare breeds. Visit their website to learn more:
http://www.albc-usa.org

UPDATED July 27, 2019: I added a link to the Old World Wisconsin’s website, a photo of my set of toy oxen, and my current signature block.

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On the Way Home Live Tweet Part 2

Four copies of different versions of On the Way Home
On the Way Home Editions

We continue my embedded tweets from my 2018 On the Way Home livetweet. For each tweet click on the body of the tweet to the thread (the connected string of tweets) will open with that day’s tweets. Sadly clicking “See Sarah Uthoff’s Other Tweets” will NOT get you to the right place, it just takes you to my most current tweets. Catch up on Part 1.

Again these are embedded tweets.  I used gifs within the Twitter system and none of them are housed here, they are in the tweets I’ve linked to.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs,  schedule one yourself,  watchher videos,  listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on    Facebook ,   Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

On the Way Home Live Tweet Part 1

Four copies of different versions of On the Way Home
On the Way Home Editions

Last year, inspired by Civil War Fangirl’s Twitter account live streams of Civil War Battles, I read On the Way Home day by day. On the Way is a published version of Laura Ingalls Wilder, her husband Almanzo, and their daughter Rose’s trip from DeSmet, South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri where they will live the rest of their lives. The published version adds an introduction and an afterward based on an adult Rose’s memories of the trip and the time around it. She also edited some of the text for whatever reason, for example minimizing the role of the Cooley’s in the trip when it was basically their trip and the Wilders just came along.

Embedded Tweets

In the post below and the second part, I went through and copied those daily tweets locations and embedded them in. This might make the page take awhile to load. Please be patient. The tweets were threaded (connected together) by the day and the first tweet of each can look like it’s repeating, but it isn’t. Click on the body of the Tweet to open that day’s thread. Clicking on See More Tweets just takes you to the Trundlebed Tales Twitter homepage. For some reason two of the days wouldn’t thread properly so I added their tweets individually although it did add the first tweet of the day above each and every one. I tried to get all the tweets, but I’m not guaranteeing these are all considering the way Twitter was behaving, backtrack through the #OnTheWayHome hashtag to July 2018 to make sure you’ve seen them all.

Since I so enjoyed the way Civil War Fangirl used light-hearted gifs in her tweets on a serious subject, I added some to mine. Those Gifs are part of the Twitter system, but show here through the embedding. I’m assuming Twitter has cleared the Gifs for use. They aren’t captured here just redirected.

And now my reactions to reading On the Way Home – July 17th 1894/2018

August 1st has a mislink. I did NOT mean to link to the Isaac Asimov cartoon, but enjoy it anyway!

August 13th seems not to have threaded correctly so I’m adding them individually.

Should be eXciting, sorry.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs,  schedule one yourself,  watchher videos,  listen to her podcast,    look at her photos, and find her on    Facebook ,   Twitter ,  LinkedIn ,  SlideShare,  and Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

In the Kitchen With Laura Braiding Onions

Still from Braiding Onions VideoMy In the Kitchen With Laura posts and videos bring you into the kitchen with Laura Ingalls Wilder as we learn about historic cooking.

In the Kitchen With Laura Braiding Onions

There is a lot of descriptions of food in Little House in the Big Woods. My favorite description is all the food in the attic where Laura and Mary play. One of the things she describes are braids of onions. This is one thing Laura doesn’t describe how to do, so I take a stab. I’ve been doing this for years, just because Laura did.

Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on  Facebook , Twitter ,  LinkedIn , SlideShare, and  Academia.edu . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

In the Kitchen With Laura Project January 2014

I updated this to include a current link to the letter and my current signature block.

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Two of My Recipe Decoupages Two of My Recipe Decoupages

I think 2013 was a great year for programs. I really loved both new programs I rolled out this year, but I’m especially excited about In the Kitchen With Laura which blends Laura history with food history through hands on activities. I’ve decided to post a project a month in hopes that you will get excited about it too.

This month’s project has to do with recipes. Laura often included a recipe with her letters to fans whether they had requested a recipe or whether it just filled up some space. I’ve linked in an image of the first page of one such letter. The typed transcript of the entire letter including the gingerbread recipe is available on the Horn Book‘s website:
https://www.hbook.com/?detailStory=laura-ingalls-wilder-letter-to-jennie-d-lindquist-october-19-1953-vhe

Collecting handwritten copies of recipes has been a long lasting project for me. I started when I was in 4H when…

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