University of Minnesota
Digitizing Immigrant Letters


Survey of Minnesota repositories with holdings of immigrant letters


Name City URL Collection title Volume Letters Diaries Memoirs Date range Language Nativity
Iron Range Research Center, Minnesota Discovery Center Chisholm
August Hedberg diary 2 pages yes 1886 English (trans.) Sweden
Cooperatives of the Iron Range 2 folders yes 1945-1951 Finnish, English Finland
Harvey Kekke, "My Autobiography for My Son, Kenneth" (1983) Yes English Finland
John A. Redfern papers 0.5 linear ft yes 1906-1933 English England, Canada
John Berquist letters 1 folder yes 1936-1951 Finnish
Michael Joseph Prebilic, Sr. collection 0.5 linear ft yes yes yes 1932-1962 Slovene Slovenia
MN Finnish American Historical Society records 2 linear ft yes 1950-1955 Finnish, English Finland
Nickolos Rudman Dragisich collection 1 linear ft yes 1913-1969 Croatian Croatia
Reverend Harald Farseth papers 9.5 linear ft yes 1905-1957 Norwegian, English
Reverend Milma Lappala papers 1.5 linear ft yes 1915-1959 Finnish, English Finland
Sylva Nickoloff collection 3 linear ft yes 1927-1978 Bulgarian, English, Slovene, German (Macedonia)
Wiktor Ryhti collection 1 letter yes 1920's Finnish Finland

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