University of Minnesota

Ekstrand, M.J. (Martha Jane), Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Ekstrand, M.J.
Dates: 1949-1950
Abstract: Photos, newsletter articles (by M.J. Ekstrand) and transport ship newsletter pertaining to Ekstrand's experience as a nurse aboard the USAT Gen. Harry Taylor. In 1949-1950 the ship carried European displaced persons to America.
Quantity: 1 lin.in.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC616

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from M.J. Ekstrand of Weymouth, MA, in April 2001.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

In, 1949-1950 Martha Jane Ekstrand served as a nurse on the US Army Transport ship General Harry Taylor, used at that time to transport European post-WWII displaced persons from camps in Germany and Austria to the United States. She has also been active (as Trustee/Secretary) in the Francis Maria Foundation for Justice and Peace.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Ekstrand, M.J. (Martha Jane) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Ekstrand, M.J. (Martha Jane) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Ekstrand, M.J. (Martha Jane) Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Displaced persons
Ekstrand, M. J. (Martha-Jane)
Refugees
Transportation

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