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Thielsen family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 053

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.

Dates

  • 1784-1926

Creator

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.

Extent

1.25 linear feet (5 containers) : 5 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Processing Information

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.
Title
Guide to the Thielsen Family Papers
Status
Complete Description
Author
Tanya Parlet.
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English
Sponsor
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

Contact:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA