Contains 25 Collections and/or Records:
Forrest and Mabel Fea Letters, 1924-1941, 1925-1950
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Letters to Mabel and Forrest Fea of Blanchard, Michigan, from various friends and family members, primarily dealing with news about family and friends. Three letters were written to Mabel in the hospital as she recovered from an operation; one letter is from the Freeman Oil Company to Forrest, discharging an oil and gas lease the company had on his land; and one was a wedding invitation from a niece.
Annis Moore Correspondence - 1927-1936, 1927-1951
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 7
Lula Applegate Correspondence, 1927, 1938
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Letters to and from Lula Applegate of Guthrie Center, Iowa. One was from the alumni association of Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, informing her of an upcoming fraternity and sorority reunion, while the second letter is from Lula to her sister Mary "Liz" Applegate, at prep school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, mostly discussing some inherited real estate and their future living situation.
Dates: 1927, 1938
Ira Peck Letters, 1927 February-December
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Letters to Ira Peck of Britt, Iowa. One letter from his friend Vernon Glidden, who had moved to Los Angeles, California, explained that while he wished to help Peck with business matters, he was having trouble remaining financially afloat in Los Angeles. The other two letters were from J. E. Bearbower of Euclid, Iowa, and detailed Bearbower's propositions for renting Peck's hayland.
Dates: 1927 February-December
Alice Drake Letters, 1927 November 22
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents Letter from Alice Drake of Madison, Wisconsin, to Gladys Sale of Chicago, Illinois. The letter was on the inaugural air mail flight out of Madison, Wisconsin.
Dates: 1927 November 22
Letter from Ardys to Brother, 1929 February 27
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents Letter from Ardys of Promise City , Iowa, to his brother, discussing a sports tournament in the neighboring town of Corydon, dances, girls, and movies.
Dates: 1929 February 27
Della Hedrick Letter, circa 1930-1939
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 13
Scope and Contents A portion of a letter from Della Hedrick of May City, Iowa, to her cousin about life at home including her task of gathering corn.
Dates: circa 1930-1939
Prank "Wanted" Photographs, circa 1930-1939
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 14
Scope and Contents Hand-written prank "Wanted" poster from the "Office of the Rogue" for "Convict #.000013-K9P" offering a $1,000.00 reward. The poster includes two snapshots made in a photobooth of the "criminal."
Dates: circa 1930-1939
Letter from Ida to S. L. Swenson, 1930 September 29
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents Letter from Ida in Janesville, Wisconsin, to S. L. Swenson. The letter salutation reads "Dear folks" and says that she is strong enough to sit up in bed twice a day, had many visitors and was not homesick or lonesome. She requested they bring some nightgowns, some gum, and the Brodhead, Wisconsin, newspaper.
Dates: 1930 September 29
Lucille Zahn Letters, 1931-1933
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 16
Scope and Contents Personal and business letters written to Lucille Zahn of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The personal letters give news about mutual friends and travel plans, while the business letter is a form letter seeking investments in a corporation.
Frances Dunbar Letter, 1932 February 18
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Letter from Frances Dunbar, of Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen Wallace of Jacksontown, Ohio, about a planned but postponed move to Schnectady, New York, as well as giving Helen an update on her daughters. Frances also enclosed a clipping of a picture featuring her younest daughter Jane article which pictures the winners.
Dates: 1932 February 18
Don Hoeft Letter, 1934 May 27
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 18
Scope and Contents Letter from Don Hoeft of Walworth, Wisconsin, to Frederick J. Miller of Carpenterville, Illinois, discussing school, baseball, and stamp collecting.
Dates: 1934 May 27
Bob Eramia Letters, 1935-1936
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 19
Scope and Contents Letters to Bob Eramia of Chicago, Illinois, from the Imperial Legate of Iran, as well as a copy of a letter obtained on Mr. Eramia's behalf by the legation from the U.S. Deptartment of Labor, all concerning the immigration records of Aziz and Elizabeth Ohanessian/Oganesssoff and their son.
Henry C. Crockett Letters, 1935-1936
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 20
Scope and Contents Letters from Henry C. Crockett of Battle Creek, Michigan, to Helen Wells also of Battle Creek, giving details of his travels and news of family and friends. Also included is a letter from The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company regarding Henry's water bill
Fannie Wilson Postcard, 1935 April 10
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 21
Scope and Contents Postcard from Fannie Wilson of Steger, Illinois, to her parents Mr. and Mrs. James F. Wilson of Enterprise, Kentucky, updating them on her sister Maggie's husband's condition.
Dates: 1935 April 10
Postcard from Sara to Elizabeth Taylor, 1936 August 12
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Postal card letter from Sara of Cincinnati, Ohio, to her mother Elizabeth Taylor of Louisville, Kentucky, with news about family and friends.
Dates: 1936 August 12
J. N. K. Johansen Letter, 1937 December 5
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Letter from J. N. K. Johansen of Cotesfield, Nebraska, to Mrs. Thomas A. Lewis, of Omaha, Nebraska, requesting information about her sources for an article printed in the World Herald about the history of the flag and rules for displaying it. There is also a penciled draft response from Lewis to Johansen at the bottom of the letter.
Dates: 1937 December 5
Mrs. G. Armil Letter, 1937 December 13
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 24
Scope and Contents Letter from Mrs. G. Armil of Moline, Illinois, to H.H. Crofford in Port Byron, Illinois, sending Christmas greetings and some type of plant as a gift.
Dates: 1937 December 13
Peggy Sherrill Letters, November 21-25, 1938, 1938-1960
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 26
Scope and Contents Letters to members of the Sherrill of Cincinnati, and Glendale, Ohio, and Ontario, Canada. There is a congratulatory letter from Cousin Stuart and Margeret of Cincinnati, congratulating Peggy and Caldwell Sherrill on the birth of their baby boy, which included a church bulletin announcing the birth. There is also a letter to Mrs. Richard Keys (Peggy Sherrill's mother) in Glendale from her other daughter Jinny(?) mentioning the difficulties Peggy endured during the final days of her pregnancy....
Letter from Eva to Mrs. Myron Davis, 1938 February 14
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 28
Scope and Contents Portion of letter from Aunt Eva of Berlin, Wisconsin, to Mrs. Myron Davis in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, discussing news about family and friends.
Dates: 1938 February 14
Mrs. Irvin Dabler Postcards, 1940 May 2-July 23
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 30
Scope and Contents Postcards to Mrs. Irvin (Pearl) Dabler of Wyanet, Illinois, from her sister Ella of Hodgenville(?), Kentucky, with news about other family members, and from Faye Thompson of Amboy, Illinois, telling Pearl about a fall in which she scalded her foot.
Dates: 1940 May 2-July 23
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from R. F. Atkins, 1942-1943, 1942-1995
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 33
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from Robert Atkins who served in the Army Air Corps and spent time in England. His letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from R. H. Peterson, 1942-1943, 1942-1995
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 35
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from R. H. "Dick" Peterson, who served in the Army also and was stationed in Aftrica and Italy. His letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Nils and Flora Olson Letters - Letters from Annette Johnson, 1943, 1942-1995
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 37
Scope and Contents Letters to Nils and Flora Olson of Rockford, Illinois, from Annette Johnson, Peterson's fiancée in Chicago, Illinois. The letters are newsy and focus mainly on friends and family matters.
Letter from Mother to Mrs. W. S. Killibrew, 1943 March 2
File — Box: 4257.011, Folder: 44
Scope and Contents Letter from Mother in Des Moines, Iowa, to her kids in Richmond, Virginia, mainly discussing financial matters and her recent ill health. Also included is a notice regarding late payment on a loan.
Dates: 1943 March 2