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Bressler Family


RG2920.AM:  Bressler Family

Papers:  1881-1961
Genoa, Nance County, Neb.:  Farmers
Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes

BACKGROUND NOTE

Nels and Ella Nelson came from Skone, Sweden, to Illinois around the mid-1800's. Their daughter, Julia, born at Geneva, Illinois in 1881, was married to Calvin Bressler after the family moved to Nebraska in 1887. The Nelsons and Bresslers were farmers, but Alan Bressler, their son, was a machinist and heavy equipment operator.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence, 1881-1961; 2) Poems and songs of Julia Bressler, 1939-1941; 3) Records, 1892-1959; 4) Miscellaneous. Some correspondence relates to Nebraska State mental hospitals.

DESCRIPTION

Series 1 - Correspondence, 1881-1961

Box 1
Folder
  1. 1881-1904, mostly in Swedish, letters among the Nelson family
  2. 1892-1906, Miss Julia Nelson to her family
  3. 1906-1939, mostly letters from music publishers to Mrs. Julia Bressler
  4. 1940-1941, mostly letters from music publishers to Mrs. Julia Bressler
  5. 1941-1945, correspondence between Allan and Mrs. Julia Bressler
Box 2
Folder
  1. 1945-1957, correspondence between Allan and Mrs. Julia Bressler
  2. 1958-1961, correspondence between Allan and Honey Bressler

Series 2 - Poems and songs of Julia Bressler, 1939-1941

  1. 1939-1941, sheet music of published songs
  2. Undated Poems by Julia Bressler

Series 3 - Records, 1892-1959

  1. 1892-1906, bank books of Nels and Ella Nelson
Box 3
Folder
  1. 1877-1957, Bressler records
  2. 1881-1912, Nelson records
  3. 1880-1952, Tax records
  4. 1880-1924, Mixed records

Series 4 - Miscellaneous

  1. 1880-1961, Newspapers and clippings
Box 4
Folder
  1. 1920-1935, Printed matter, mostly undated pamphlets, notebooks, address books, and maps of Nebraska

 

ADDED ENTRIES:

Bressler family
Farming
Genoa (Neb.) -- History
Mental health
Nebraska State Hospital (Hastings, Neb.)
Nebraska State Hospital (Norfolk, Neb.)
Nelson family
Poetry

 

WFS/HEK/js   08-20-1965
03-02-2010   Revised TMM

 

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