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Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories

This is an index to the stories that were collected by Lilla Day Monroe. Read more about Lilla Day Monroe's collection. There is also a list by author giving information on the subjects of many of the essays (PDF file), based on a card index that is part of the collection. The individual files contain the stories and sometimes have additional information about the family and their correspondence with Monroe. If you would like to order photocopies from the collection, please complete this request form and mail it to the Historical Society reference staff. Find more information about ordering photocopies and requesting photocopies from the collections.


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Pioneer's last name
Autobiographies only?
Author's last name
Use Soundex for name searches? Soundex searches look for similar-sounding surnames (for example, Watson and Whitson).
Year to Kansas Between and
Came to Kansas From
Home in Kansas County

NOTE: Incomplete strings of characters will return any matching records, for example, entering only the letter "d" will return all names beginning with "d."