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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2920.AM:  Bressler Family



Papers:  1881-1961

Genoa, Nance County, Neb.:  Farmers

Size:  2.0 cu.ft.; 4 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Nels and Ella Nelson came from Skone, Sweden, to Illinois around the mid-1800’s. Their daughter, Julia, born at Geneva, Illinois in 1881, was married to Calvin Bressler after the family moved to Nebraska in 1887. The Nelsons and Bresslers were farmers, but Alan Bressler, their son, was a machinist and heavy equipment operator.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection is arranged in four series: 1) Correspondence, 1881-1961; 2) Poems and songs of Julia Bressler, 1939-1941; 3) Records, 1892-1959; 4) Miscellaneous. Some correspondence relates to Nebraska State mental hospitals.



DESCRIPTION



Series 1 – Correspondence, 1881-1961



Box 1

Folder




  1. 1881-1904, mostly in Swedish, letters among the Nelson family

  2. 1892-1906, Miss Julia Nelson to her family

  3. 1906-1939, mostly letters from music publishers to Mrs. Julia Bressler

  4. 1940-1941, mostly letters from music publishers to Mrs. Julia Bressler

  5. 1941-1945, correspondence between Allan and Mrs. Julia Bressler



Box 2

Folder




  1. 1945-1957, correspondence between Allan and Mrs. Julia Bressler

  2. 1958-1961, correspondence between Allan and Honey Bressler



Series 2 – Poems and songs of Julia Bressler, 1939-1941




  1. 1939-1941, sheet music of published songs

  2. Undated Poems by Julia Bressler



Series 3 – Records, 1892-1959




  1. 1892-1906, bank books of Nels and Ella Nelson



Box 3

Folder




  1. 1877-1957, Bressler records

  2. 1881-1912, Nelson records

  3. 1880-1952, Tax records

  4. 1880-1924, Mixed records



Series 4 – Miscellaneous




  1. 1880-1961, Newspapers and clippings



Box 4

Folder




  1. 1920-1935, Printed matter, mostly undated pamphlets, notebooks, address books, and maps of Nebraska



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Bressler family

Farming

Genoa (Neb.) — History

Mental health

Nebraska State Hospital (Hastings, Neb.)

Nebraska State Hospital (Norfolk, Neb.)

Nelson family

Poetry



 



WFS/HEK/js   08-20-1965

03-02-2010   Revised TMM