John Jung Letters, 1929-1936, 1984
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Brief Description:

The John Jung Letters consist mainly of 25 letters from Jung to Fanny (Boulden) Peterson from 1929-1936. The letters reveal Jung's adjustment to and reflections on life in the United States, as well as his common daily activities and his experiences in the American educational system. As indicated by Fanny Peterson in 1984, "his intriguing letters are a literary event, I feel. They reveal a developing personality and a young man dedicated to making it in a 'white man's world'.” (see folder 27)

Also included is one letter from Nelson Sawvain, former Superintendent of Schools in Devils Lake, to Jung; a story written by Jung after he had been in Boulden’s class for eight weeks; a biographical account about Jung written by Carol Welte; and photocopied materials from the archives at Purdue University.

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]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/995
Created by: Jung, John
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/00/1984.
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Devils Lake, North Dakota
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Fanny Boulden Peterson, Larimore, North Dakota  Donation; Acc.#84-1338.  In 1984, the Department of Special Collections borrowed the original letters for duplication from Fanny Boulden Peterson.  The original letters were later deposited by Fanny Welte (Peterson’s daughter), Aneta, North Dakota, on November 18, 2003. The photocopies were given to Welte in exchange for the originals
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). John Jung Letters.  OGLMC 995, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in May 2014.