University of Minnesota

Davis, Lionel B., Papers

Finding Aid

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Davis, Lionel B.
Dates: 1966-1971
Abstract: Papers (1966-1971) of Lionel B. Davis consist of a typescript of a master's degree paper and another college paper on Finnish-American dance music (waltzes) as well as sheet music in manuscript, with Finnish titles, of Schottische dance tunes. Included in the collection are also memoirs of Rev. Alexander Ziskind Gurwitz, translated from Yiddish to English, and "A Tale of Yesteryears," story of Nahum Ellia as told by his daughter Charnia Goldie Bernstein to William Mayberg of the Yiddish daily newspaper "The Day Jewish Journal" in Minneapolis.
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Language: In English and Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC518


Collection donated to the IHRC by Lionel Davis of Minneapolis in 1974-2007.


The Davis, Lionel B. collection is available for public research.


The Davis, Lionel B. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Davis, Lionel B. Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Music.
Dance music.
Family life
Religious life


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