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German Immigrant Papers Collection

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German Immigrant Papers Collection, 1847-2007 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: German Immigrant Papers Collection, 1847-2007Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: COLL/079

Extent: 3.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Subjects: German Americans - Correspondence, German Americans - Personal narratives, German Americans - Social life and customs, Germany - Emigration and immigration, United States - Emigration and immigration

Abstract

The collection includes letters, memoirs, and recollections from Germany. The materials are written in German, Dutch, and/or a dialect. This mixture of languages is due to the geographic proximity of Germany and the Netherlands, plus the historic border alterations. Part of the collection has been transcribed and translated. Also includes a booklet entitled "Beloved family and friends: letters between Grafschaft Bentheim, Germany and America," Volume 1, 1847-1914. Compiled by Swenna Harger and Loren Lemmen, 2007 (with surname index).

Subject/Index Terms

German Americans - Correspondence
German Americans - Personal narratives
German Americans - Social life and customs
Germany - Emigration and immigration
United States - Emigration and immigration


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[Series 13: Last Name: R],
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[Series 16: Last Name: W],
[Series 17: Last Name: Z],
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Series 6: Last Name: HAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1-4: Halger, John. Letters: 86 items, photocopy. Germany - Holland, Michigan; Family and friends to J. Halger --- 1901-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Heetderks, Bernhard. Letters: 6 items, photocopy, with translations. Campen, Germany - Holland, Michigan; B. Heetderks to Baker family --- 1948-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Heinz, Deinem (sp.?). Letter: 1 item, original.  [?]  - Grand Rapids, Mich. D. Heinz to L. Hengst (sp.?) --- 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hellendorn, L. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with translation. Vorwald, Germany - Holland, Michigan; L. Hellendorn to Geesje Reinink --- undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Hensen, Gerhard. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, with transcription. Coopersville, Michigan -Emlichheim, Germany; G. Hensen to family --- 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Hinrichs, Etta. Letter: 1 item, photocopy, transcription with translation. Grimersum, Germany - Holland, Michigan; E. Hinrichs to Jane Baker --- 1948Add to your cart.

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[Series 13: Last Name: R],
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