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Title Olson Family Manuscripts
Object Name Correspondence
Year Range from 1878.0
Year Range to 1970.0
Scope & Content Personal and business correspondence, drawings, wills, newspaper clippings, travel and play books, brochures and other miscellaneous paper ephemera belonging to or pertaining to Anna and Alfred Olson, their parents Alfred Olson and Mary Olson Johnson, or step-father E. M. Johnson.

Topics addressed by personal letters include: hunting, fishing, and leisure activities; Anna's employment as a domestic worker in Seattle and hop harvester in Yakima; World War I and the Spanish Infuenza epidemic; harvesting and agriculture; Anna's artwork and rag rug business.

The Olsons were Swedish immigrants and several letters in the collection are written in Swedish.

Collection Olson Family Collection
Credit Line White River Valley Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Doris Ramstead.
Catalog Number 2008.0024.031
People Olson, Alfred
Olson, Anna