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Title Eva Erickson Memoirs: As a Kid in Wisconsin
Author Erickson, Eva
Date 1990-1994
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC625, Box 2
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Erickson, Eva Helen Papers
Description The memories of Eva Erickson concerning immigrant life in Wisconsin.
Biographical Note / History Eva Erickson was born in Ishpeming, Michigan in 1912, attended schools in Waukegan, Illinois, except for three years spent in Florence, Wisconsin. She studied at Teachers College, Columbia University and Northwestern University, later earned a Doctor of Education from Columbia. Her professional career was spent in hospital administration, nursing service administration and nursing education. In 1962, she joined the faculty of the University of Iowa, College of Nursing, and retired as Emeritus Professor in 1977. In her retirement, she focused on exploring her Finnish heritage and family history, translating and writing. In addition to "The Story of Rosa Lemberg" she wrote "First a Finn Kid" published by Finnish Americana, New Brighton, Minnesota in 1994.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) Unites States of America
Places Iowa City, Iowa, Wisconsin, Unites States
Nationality American; European; Finnish
Keywords emigrant, family, biography, employment, mining, farming, pull factors, timber, lumber camp, agriculture, livestock, housing, furniture, languages, education, women, living conditions, wildlife, food, trade, road, railroad, transport, commonwealth, fire, climate, women
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
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