Frank Waldo Littlefield, 1855-1946 [RG3107.AM]


RG3107.AM:  Frank Waldo Littlefield, 1855-1946

Diaries:  1893-1945
Dorchester, Saline County, Nebraska:  Farmer
Size:  0.75 cu.ft.; 1 box


The collection consists of transcripts of the diaries of Frank W. Littlefield of Dorchester, Nebraska. Entries span the years 1893-1945, and include such topics as farming methods, the role of the church in the community, school district meeting news, ladies circles, entertainment (the opera house, etc.), the effects of national news on a small community, the impact of World Wars I and II, and news of births, deaths, and marriages of family and neighbors. Included are a detailed index of the diaries, and appendices with photocopies of: genealogical charts of the Littlefield family, photographs, and documents (will and probate materials of Frank W. Littlefield, selected letters, maps, etc.), as well as reminiscences and an "Early History of Frank W. Littlefield" by his daughter, Ada Littlefield.  Several of the original diaries have also been added to the collection.


Box 1

  1. Diary transcripts, 1893-1898
  2. Diary transcripts, 1899-1906
  3. Diary transcripts, 1907-1910
  4. Diary transcripts, 1911-1917
  5. Diary transcripts, 1918-1919; 1924; 1928-1932
  6. Diary transcripts, 1933-1935; 1937-1938
  7. Diary transcripts, 1939-1942
  8. Diary transcripts, 1943-1945; addendum and index
  9. Original diary, 1893
  10. Original diary, 1894
  11. Original diary, 1899-1900
  12. Original diary, 1911
  13. Original diary, 1914-1917
  14. Original diary, 1944-1945


Subject headings:

Dorchester (Neb.) -- History
Farm life -- Nebraska -- Saline County
Littlefield, Ada Sarah, 1889-1983
Littlefield, Frank Waldo, 1855-1946
Littlefield family
Saline County (Neb.) -- History


KFK                     04-10-1995
Revised TMM      06-11-2010; 07-09-2021

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