Today in History: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Replica of "The Little House in the Big Woods" at the Laura Ingalls Wilder House, Pepin, Wisconsin
Today in History–February 7–the Library of Congress features writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, born on this date in 1867. Ingalls Wilder became well known for her semi-autobiographical stories collectively known as the Little House on the Prairie series. Learn more this iconic writer of American pioneer life and discover primary sources that will help illuminate her stories by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the links below.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Born from America’s Library

Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant Local Legacy

Recollections of Rose Wilder Lane (daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Prairie Settlement 1862-1912: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters

Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910

Pioneer life primary source set

Literature Links: My Daniel – Hunting dinosaurs in Nebraska lesson plan

More writer primary source collections