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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG2216.AM:  Ivan Harold Mattson, 1895-1952



Papers:  1932-1953

Kearney, Buffalo County, Neb.:  Photographer

Size:  0.1 cu.ft.



BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE



Ivan Harold Mattson was born in Goteborg, Sweden, in 1895. In 1905 his family came to the United States and settled in Kearney, Nebraska where he attended school, graduating from Kearney State Teachers College. In 1920 he opened his own studio in Kearney. He served as: president of the Nebraska Photographers Association; member of the Kearney City Council; mayor of Kearney, 1939-1943; president of Nebraska League of Municipalities; state senator, 1935-1936; and member of many civic organizations. He died of tuberculosis in October of 1952.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two folders: 1) Correspondence, 1932-1953; 2) Miscellaneous cards, certificates, etc. The collection relates generally to the business and daily life of I.H. Mattson.



Note:  See the photo component [RG2216.PH] for related images.



DESCRIPTION



Envelope:



Correspondence, 1932-1953

Miscellaneous cards, certificates, etc.



 



ADDED ENTRIES:



Buffalo County (Neb.) — History

Kearney (Neb.) — Businesses

Mattson, Ivan Harold, 1895-1952

Photographers — Nebraska



 



HEK/js   07-08-1965

Encoded TMM   07-02-2010