Skip to main content

Finding Aids

University of Idaho Library Special Collections & Archives Guides and Descriptions

X

Collections A-Z



Guide to the Anton Hanson Family Papers ; Hanson (Anto) Family Papers

Anton Hanson Family Papers 1909-1939

1 of 2
Open Finding Aid
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
Large
Extra Large
large ( > 500x500)
Full Resolution

Guide to the Anton Hanson Family Papers 1909-1939

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Anton Hanson Family Papers 1909-1939
Creator: Anton Hanson Family
Dates: 1909-1939
Quantity: 0.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Correspondence, legal, financial and other papers relating to the Anton Hanson, farmer and poultryman of Avon, Idaho, and his daughter Martha.
Identification: MG 39
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
850 Rayburn St.
P.O. Box 442351
Moscow, ID 83844-2351
(208) 885-7951
http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections

Arrangement and Description

There was no original order to the material when it was received, therefore a series order was imposed during processing. The papers were first separated by record type. The correspondence was then separated by recipient and each group was arranged chronologically. The other series are also in chronological order.Some of the letters to Sophia Hanson are from her brother Christian and are in Norwegian, others are from the Hanson children. There are also lists of contributors to a fund set up when the Hanson home burned in April 1928.The letters to Martha are from her sisters and from classmates at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis. There are also letters from Johanna's daughter Mildred describing her experiences while studying nursing in Spokane. The letters from Martha are her contributions to a Round Robin letter which circulated among her closest friends from L.B.I.Legal documents include a mortgage, a statement of the value of Anton Hanson's estate at the time of his death, and an insurance policy.The financial papers include check book records, promissory notes, and property tax notices.The final series contains newspaper clippings about family members and greeting cards.

Scope and Content

The papers of the Anton Hanson family span the years 1909 to 1939 with the bulk of the material covering the years 1925 to 1939.

The papers include correspondence, legal and financial papers, newspaper clippings about family members, and greeting cards sent on the occasions of birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and other holidays.


Administrative/Biographical History

Anton Hanson was born April 23, 1862, in Sarpsborg, Norway, and came to the United States at the age of 19. He married Sophia Rud (born January 28 (?), 1867) in northern Minnesota on December 11, 1890. They lived in Minnesota until 1900 when they moved to Avon, Idaho, a small town near Deary, where they raised chickens. They were the parents of six children, Martha, Inga, Bertha, Anna, Johanna, and Henry. Anton Hanson died June 22, 1935, after a long illness.

After attending the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, Martha returned to the family home in Avon where, in addition to helping with chores, she was active in church work. Inga married George Siebert and lived in Potlatch; Bertha remained unmarried and lived in Minneapolis; Anna married Andrew Holbech and moved to Big Timber, Montana; Johanna married Thomas Westby on December 11, 1913, and moved to Potlatch; Henry and his family farmed the land near his parents.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Government and Politics
Idaho
Photographs

Hanson, Anton, 1862-1935--Archives.
Hanson, Martha

Hanson Family

Farmers -- Idaho -- Avon -- History -- Sources

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of the Anton Hanson family of Avon, Idaho, were donated to the University of Idaho Library by Richard Old of Pullman, Washington, on January 16, 1989.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Correspondence 1928-1939
box-folderbox-folder
1/11/1To Anton and Sophia Hanson 1928-1939 40 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/2-31/2-3To Martha Hanson 1928-1939 74 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/41/4From Martha Hanson 1928-1938 19 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/51/5To Other Hanson Family Members 1935-1939 2 items
Series II. Legal and Financial Material 1920-1935
box-folderbox-folder
1/61/6Legal Documents 1920-1935 5 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/71/7Insurance Papers 1924-1934 10 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/81/8Bank Deposit Book 1909-1932 1 item
box-folderbox-folder
1/91/9Check Stubs 1921-1934 7 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/101/10Bank Statements 1927-1936 7 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/111/11Promissory Notes 1920-1930 15 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/121/12Property Tax Notices 1926-1937 12 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/131/13Other Financial Papers 1925-1939 6 items
Series III. Clippings and Greeting Cards 1915-1939
box-folderbox-folder
1/141/14Newspaper Clippings, Programs, etc. 1928-1938 26 items
box-folderbox-folder
1/151/15Greeting cards 1915-1939 28 items

Profile Description

Creation: Encoded by ArchProteus2003
Language: Finding aid is in English

you wish to report:


...
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK