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Lawrence A. Frost Collection of Custeriana

The George Armstrong Custer Collection of the Monroe County Library System is a multi-media resource center which specializes in the life and times of General George Armstrong Custer.

The collection is housed at the Ellis Reference and Information Center, 3700 South Custer, Monroe, Michigan and available for use by appointment only. Please call 734-241-5277 and ask for Reference or email custer@monroe.lib.mi.us. Materials in the collection do not circulate. Library staff will be happy to assist individuals in gathering the necessary items from the collection. Photocopying is available for a nominal charge.

Located in downtown Monroe, the Monroe County Historical Museum holds a significant Custer collection as well as many local sites of interest to Custer historians.

A major component of the Library's Custer collection was obtained by Monroe's resident Custer historian, the late Dr. Lawrence A. Frost, in 1977; and continues to grow steadily through additional acquisitions. The collection houses numerous books on the Civil War, Indians, and the Custer story; but also maintains a wide variety of maps, photographs, video tapes, slides, sound recordings, paintings, and an extensive subject/vertical file.

The Monroe County Library System is committed to the continuation of the highest level of Custer scholarship. Donations and contributions to this public resource in the form of materials, bequests and contributions are welcome, with acknowledgment and tax letters cordially supplied.

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