University of Minnesota

Rypka, Zdenka, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Rypka, Zdenka, 1894-1975.
Dates: 1863-1953
Abstract: Papers (1863-1953) of Zdenka Rypka (1894-1975) include clippings; correspondence; diaries; notebooks; photograph albums; photographs and scrapbooks. Notebooks include her poems. Collection also includes her handwritten transcriptions of Czech folk songs, and published programs and other material from Czech home talent associations such as Vzdelávací odbor Západní Co-Bratrská Jednota (1939 and 1942).
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: In Czech and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2333

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Zdenka K. (Sojka) Rypka (1894-1975), was born in Washington, Iowa. In 1913 she graduated from John Marshall High School in Chicago, Ill., and became a teacher in the area of Osage and St. Ansgar, Iowa, later moving to Owatonna, Minnesota. During the l920's, Zdenka was active in the Western Fraternal Life Association (Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota) and was involved in Czech home talent plays. During the 1930's, she was active as a 4-H Club Leader.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Rypka, Zdenka collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Rypka, Zdenka collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Rypka, Zdenka Papers, Czech/Bohemian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Folk songs, Czech.
Community theater.
Czech Americans--Minnesota--Owatonna.
Arrangement (music).
Lyric poetry.

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