ABBOTT SISTERS PROJECT - Local Research Collections
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The Edith Abbott Memorial Library is home to the Abbott Sisters Research Center. This center is a collection of books and articles by and about Edith and Grace Abbott. Items in this center have been donated by project director John Sorensen, have been collected over the years by the Library, or were from Edith Abbott’s own personal library and donated to the Library after her death. Amateur and professional researchers far and wide are encouraged to make arrangements to access this center by calling 308-385-5333 or e-mailing
Information about the holdings of the Abbott Sisters Research Center can now be searched online. Many thanks to former library director Roberta Lawrey for her many hours of volunteer work in cataloging these holdings. Click here to search the Abbott Sisters database.


Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer also has a major research collection on the Abbott family. To make arrangements to use this collection, call 308-385-5316.

Karen Keehr, Curator of Research at Stuhr Museum, has provided basic information online at this site about these holdings.

The Grand Island Public Library Foundation, Inc. is the founding and ongoing sponsor of the Abbott Sisters Project. 

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