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Title Hellberg, John and Hellberg, Mrs. Hanna (Brainerd, MN) – Narrative History
Author Hellberg, John; Hellburg, Hanna
Date 29 Oct 1981 - 1 Jun 1984
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
Reference IHRC1560, Box 1, Folder H-4
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1984
Description Account detailing the Hellbergs, a Finnish American family living in Minnesota. Topics discussed include Mrs Hellberg's emigration from Finland to America, and her involvement in a touring circus with whom she performed at state fairs.
Series Description The Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection (c.1860-1984) materials range from brief genealogies to extensive family history narratives relating the experiences of several generations. Collections include photographs, documents, and oral histories. The Collection offers a wealth of primary material with special strengths in women's, regional and family studies, as well as political and social events important to the area's Finnish Americans. The collection also provides a reliable tool for genealogical research, including as it does documents such as birth, death and citizenship certificates and papers.
Biographical Note / History Begun in 1979 and completed in 1984, the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project had as its purpose the documentation of the personal histories and experiences of Minnesota Finnish Americans. The Project was sponsored by the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society and the Iron Range, St. Louis County, and Otter Tail Historical Societies.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Finland; Norway
Country (to) United States of America
Places Brainerd, Minnesota, Virginia, United States; Canada; Norway; Finland
Nationality Finnish; European; Scandinavian; Norwegian
People Doby, Velma M
Keywords imemigrant, history, immigration, family, family records, biography, social life, occupation, entertainment, marriage, education, citizenship classes, Lutheran, religion, hospital, domestic service, cookery, democracy, politics, sport, working conditions, farming, agriculture
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; Finnish
Document(s) linked to Interview with Hanna & John Hellberg (Brainerd, MN) [Part 1]
Interview with Hanna & John Hellberg (Brainerd, MN) [Part 2]
Interview with Hanna & John Hellberg (Brainerd, MN) [Part 3]
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