Fonds glen-3147 - Nissen family fonds

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Nissen family fonds

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GLEN glen-3147

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  • 1913-1989 (Creation)
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    Nissen, Ole

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25 cm of textual records. -- 63 photographs

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Nissen, Ole

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Helge Christian Konig "Ole" Nissen, 1903-1979, was born in Paarup, Denmark. He came to Canada in 1923 and settled on a farm near Hussar, Alberta. In 1939 he began work with the Alberta Wheat Pool and lived at various locations throughout Alberta. He married Emily Petersen, 1908-1956, and they had two children, Norman and Joan (Walter). He later married Audrey Jones in 1958, and they had two children Eric and Fay (Overbo).

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Nissen, Emily

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Nissen (family)

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The fonds consists of letters (1913-1937), and diaries (1913-1938) of Ole Nissen; other family papers (1942-1989); diaries of Emily Nissen (1930-1943); translations and typewritten copies of all letters and diaries; and photographs of Nissen family.

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Gift of Joan Walter, 2001.

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Portions of the letters and diaries of Ole Nissen have been published in A Paradise for the Poor : Hussar, Standard & Caroline, Alberta : Letters of Ole Nissen, 1923-1937 / edited by Joan Walter. -- Calgary : Alberta Records Publication Board, 2001.

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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/nissen.cfm

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  • General note: Record No. M-8809;NA-5623

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