Edward Paikens Letters

The Paikens Collection at the IHRCA contains more than 250 letters, documents and pictures exchanged from 1949 until 1977 mainly between Edwards Paikens (Eduards Paikens) who settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota after World War II as part of the displaced persons' group from Germany and his mother Anna Paikens (Anna Paikens)

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Vaclau Panucevich Letters

Seven letters have been selected from the Panucevich Papers housed in the IHRC Archives by a long-term IHRC/A friend, supporter, intern and colleague, Ihar Labacevich, who also transcribed and translated the letters from Belarusian into English, and wrote biographical sketches of the concerned family members. The letters were digitized and

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John Palandech letters

Born in Lustica near Herceg Novi, John R. Palandech (Ivan Palandecic) immigrated to the United States from Montenegro in 1888 as a small boy. Initially settling in Monterrey, California, with his relatives (cousins?), he later (in 1893) moved to Chicago where he had hoped to find employment in the restaurant

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Antonietta Petris Letters

Shortly after her arrival in Canada from Italy in 1948, Antonietta Petris wrote a letter to her beloved Loris Palma who at the time resided in Venice. He had actually written a letter to her just a few days previously. The following four letters are samples from their correspondence between

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Michael Prebilic Letters

Michael Joseph Prebilic (ca. 1892-1958), an immigrant from Slovenia. Prebilic lived in Eveleth, Minnesota, immigrated in October 1909, later he worked as a miner and a plumber. Michael Prebilic was a member of local lodges of the Slovenian-American Catholic Union, American Fraternal Union, and the Yugoslav Club.

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Lucia Fazio and Alessandro Sisca Letters

Alessandro Sisca (pseudonym, Riccardo Cordiferro) was a journalist, playwright, poet and radical anarchist. Born on 27 October 1875 in San Pietro in Guarano (Cosenza), he immigrated to the United States in 1892; there he co-founded the literary journal La Follia , among other journals, together with his father. Following the

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Mike Vukasinovich Letters

The Vukasinovich collection contains 4 letters written to (or dictated for) Mike Vukasinovic by his mother in Plavnice, a village near Bjelovar in north-west Croatia. There is also a bankbook; a receipt for $5.00 (U.S. dollars) made out to Milko Vukasinovich dated December 29, 1920, for a deposit on a

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Emilie Wehle Letters

As part of a collaborative project with the Sammlung Frauennachlässe (Collection of Women's Personal Papers) housed at the Department of History at the University of Vienna in Austria, six letters selected by Li Gerhalter have been included in the Digitizing Immigrant Letters digital archive. While the originals remain in Vienna,

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America Letters (Finnish)

In the 1960s, the Department of History of the University of Turku, Finland, conducted a project that gathered materials pertaining to Finnish overseas emigration. As part of the project, in 1964 and 1966, the Department collected letters sent by Finnish immigrants living in various destinations (mainly in the U.S. and

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