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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