Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence (over 2,000 letters), letter press books, business documents, maps and blueprints.
Records are separated by individual Thielsen family members: Bune, Hans, Heinrich N., Henry B., Horace W., and Julius E. Thielsen, from 1784-1926.
- Creation: 1784-1926
- Thielsen family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
The Thielsen family of Prussia and of America includes the following members: Bune Thielsen of Flensburg, Prussia, who was captain of a Flensburg merchant vessel; his son Hans Thielsen, who came to Oregon as chief engineer for the railroads of Ben Holladay and later held the same position under Henry Villard of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co.; Hans Thielsen's sons, Henry B. and Horace W., who were also employed by railroad companies, and son, Julius, who worked for the Multnomah Steet Railway Co.
1.25 linear feet (5 containers) : 5 manuscript boxes
Language of Materials
The Thielsen family of Prussia and of America includes the following members: Bune Thielsen of Flensburg, Prussia, his son Hans Thielsen, who moved to Oregon, and Hans Thielsen's sons, Henry B., Horace W. and Julius. The collection contains correspondence, letter press books, business documents, maps and blueprints.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ellen T. DeWitt (daughter of Henry B. Thielsen) in 1960.
Collection processed by staff, 1960s.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the Thielsen Family Papers
- Complete Description
- Tanya Parlet.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).