University of Minnesota

Akerman, John, Papers

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VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Akerman, John
Dates: 1939-1969
Abstract: Collection consists of correspondence, unpublished poetry, travel notes and materials pertaining to the Latvian community in Minnesota.
Quantity: 5 lin.in.
Language: English, Latvian
Collection ID: IHRC119

HISTORICAL SKETCH

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.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

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OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Akerman, John collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Akerman, John Papers, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Detailed Description of the Collection

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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