University of Minnesota

Erickson, Hilma, 1887-1968, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Erickson, Hilma, 1887-1968.
Dates: 1931-1968
Abstract: Papers (1931-1968) of Hilma (Bockman) Erickson (1887-1968) consist of letters written to her daughter Eva Helen Erickson (b. 1912).
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: In Finnish with English translations.
Collection ID: IHRC628

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC in 1985 by Hilma Erickson's daughter, Eva Helen Erickson.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Hilma (Bockman) Erickson (1887-1968) was born in Merikarvia, Finland and came to America with a brother in 1905. Hilma worked at the Anderson Boarding House and in a hospital in Ishpeming, Mich. She married Ilmari Erickson (1885-1957), a miner, in 1910. In 1916, the family moved to Waukegan, Ill. when Ilmari was blacklisted. The family remained in Waukegan and Ilmari became a carpenter; both he and Hilma were active members of the Workers Hall, and he served on the Board of Directors for the Waukegan Co-operative Trading Company.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Erickson, Hilma, 1887-1968 collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Erickson, Hilma, 1887-1968 collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Erickson, Hilma, 1887-1968 Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Michigan--Ishpeming.
Finnish Americans--Illinois--Waukegan.
Halls--Illinois--Waukegan.
Cooperative societies--Illinois--Waukegan.
Finnish American socialists.

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