|Abstract:||Collection consists of correspondence, unpublished poetry, travel notes and materials pertaining to the Latvian community in Minnesota.|
John Akerman was born in Jelgava, Latvia on April 24, 1897, studied at the Imperial Technical Institute in Moscow, the French Aeronautical Schools of Avord, Pau and Coxeaux, and at the University of Michigan. He immigrated to the United States in 1918. Later he worked for various aeronautical laboratories and companies before he became Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota where he worked between 1929 and 1958.
The Akerman, John collection is available for public research.
The Akerman, John collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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The Akerman, John Papers, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
BOX 1. John Akerman Papers
|FOLDER 1. Personal n.d.|
|FOLDER 2. Correspondence|
|FOLDER 3. Correspondence with Karlis Irbitis 1946-1949|
|FOLDER 4. Birthday Anniversaries 1957-1967|
|FOLDER 5. Poetry 1955-1960|
|FOLDER 6. Minox Cameras 1939-1953|
|FOLDER 7. Displaced Persons 1946-1950|
|FOLDER 8. Latvians in Minnesota 1951-1969|
|FOLDER 9. Latvian sorority "Imeria"|
|FOLDER 10. Trip to South America/Leonids Slaucitajs 1959|
|FOLDER 11. Institute of Aeronautical Sciences 1947|
|FOLDER 12. Latviesu Akademisko Macibas Speku Apvieniba (LAMSA) 1953-1955|
|FOLDER 13. Society of Latvian Engineers in the U.S. 1958|
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