- US ARC River Falls Mss DI UW-River Falls
Papers of a Minnesota farm family that also had connections in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Included are correspondence from family members who served in the military during World Wars I and II, two brief diaries of Laura Sheldon Arnet from the l940's describing her life when she managed the farm alone, photographs, and financial records of the farm ranging from the late l920's to l970.
The military correspondence concerns daily life rather than combat and chiefly focuses on training, life in the trenches, and the post-war occupation of Japan. The financial records provide information on record-keeping practices on a family farm and some summary data on its overall economic condition.