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Eva Nelson Papers, 1884-1982

Collection Overview

Title: Eva Nelson Papers, 1884-1982

ID: OGLMC/1385

Creator: Nelson, Eva (1884-1974)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/07/1999

Languages: English [eng]


1884-1974; born in Hallock, Minnesota, although spent majority of her life in Turlock, California, where she was a nurse

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Eva Nelson Papers consist primarily of eighteen diaries. The diaries are dated from 1904- 969. The diaries contain quotations, songs, historical facts, and information about Eva Nelson's everyday life. Topics covered in her diaries include the weather, finances, birthdays, school, church, friends, family and current events. Also included is a copy of her birth certificate, correspondence, a composition book, copies of her obituary and a book entitled "Emanuel Medical Center: 65 years of Caring 1917-1982." The material dates from 1884-1982.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Additional material was received from Joyce Mattson (Eva Nelson's niece) on June 22, 2000 (Acc.#2000-2457).

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Patricia Mattson (Eva Nelson's daughter-in-law)

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.# 99-2319

Separated Materials: Fifteen photographs were separated and placed in the Photograph File Cabinets.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item) Eva Nelson Papers. OGLMC 1385. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Copy of Birth Certificate, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Quotations by Eva Nelson, September 24, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Composition Book, 1899-1901Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Diary, March 9,1904-June 18, 1905Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The School Year, 1914-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Diary, July 1, 1915- April 25, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Diary, April 27, 1917-November 14, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Diary, November 15, 1918-August 17, 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Diary, September 7, 1919-March 7, 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Diary, July 1, 1921-December 25, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Diary, 1924-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Diary, 1929-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Diary, 1934-1938Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Diary, 1939-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Diary, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Diary, 1945-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Diary, 1950-1954Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Diary, 1955-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Diary, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Diary, 1965-1969Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Eva, 1910, 1911, 1918, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence regarding Eva Nelson, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Obituaries of Eva NelsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "Emanuel Medical Center: 65 years of Caring 1917-1982"Add to your cart.
Photograph 1: Nelson Family: Eva, Cornelius, Henrik, Sella, Othelia, 1896Add to your cart.
Photograph 2: Eva Nelson, 1898Add to your cart.
Photograph 3: Eva Nelson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 4: Eva Nelson: High School Graduation, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 5: Eva and unidentified woman (maybe cousin), 1906Add to your cart.
Photograph 6: Eva and Sella Nelson, 1909Add to your cart.
Photograph 7: Eva Nelson, 1916Add to your cart.
Photograph 8: Eva Nelson and unidentified woman, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 9: Eva Nelson: taken in Turlock, California, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 10: Eva Nelson, 1923Add to your cart.
Photograph 11: Eva Nelson and John Erickson, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 12: Eva Nelson, 1939Add to your cart.
Photograph 13: Eva Nelson and Martha Swords, undatedAdd to your cart.
Photograph 14: Eva Nelson, 1954Add to your cart.
Photograph 15: Eva Nelson, 1974Add to your cart.