Julia Ellingson Griffis Papers, 1926-1941
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Brief Description:

The Julia Ellingson Griffis Papers include correspondence from Julia Griffis to Oscar and Emma Ellingson, her brother and sister-in-law, in Reynolds, North Dakota. In her letters, she discusses life in California during the depression. She mentions the free food provided to people in California and seeing people sleeping in the auditorium at Long Beach, California. She writes about times being hard with no food, no work, and no clothes available.

She took a trip to Florida in 1930 and some of the letters discuss the traveling and economic conditions experienced during the trip. She also mentions the Olympics held in Long Beach in 1932.

In her letters from 1937 to 1941, she writes about World War II. She discusses being afraid of war and hoping that the United States would not become involved. The remaining content of the letters is mostly concerned with family issues and personal information. A brief history of Julia's life and an eulogy are also included in this collection.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at] library.und.edu
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1212
Created by: Griffis, Julia Ellingson (1882-1941)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/08/1990.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Health and Medicine - Nursing
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Christine Haynes, Reynolds, North Dakota  Donation; 90-1717
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Julia Ellingson Griffis Papers. OGLMC 1212, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2013.