Alex Erickson interview, 1983
Alex Erickson interview
1983 and undated
Nelson, Elaine Wallin
Erickson, Alex J., 1896-1995
Coal mines and mining.
Consolidation Coal Company
Monroe County (Iowa)
Mahaska County (Iowa)
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Alex J. Erickson (1896-1995), the son of Swedish immigrants, worked in Buxton and Pershing, Iowa coal mines. Collection consists of a typed summary of an interview with him in 1983 and copied information on coal mining in Buxton, Iowa.
RIGHTS AND ACCESS
Conditions Governing Access:
Collection is open for research.
Reproduction and Use:
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Swenson Center and the copyright holder.
[item identification], in SAC P:80 Alex Erickson interview, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Mrs. Elaine Wallin Nelson of Knoxville, Iowa in 1983.
Collection name changed from “Alex Erickson papers” in 2018.
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1983. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2018.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Alex J. Erickson was born on 6 March 1896 at Muchakinock, Iowa, the son of Swedish immigrants. Both he and his father worked in Buxton, Iowa mines and mines near Pershing, Iowa. He was interviewed by Mrs. Elaine W. Nelson at Westridge Nursing Home in Knoxville, Iowa on January 13, 1983. He never married and lived all his life with his mother and sister. He died in Knoxville, Iowa on 25 January 1995.
Scope and Content:
Collection consists of a typed summary of an interview with Axel Erickson by Mrs. Elaine W. Nelson at Westridge Nursing Home in Knoxville, Iowa on January 13, 1983. Also included is copied information on coal mining in Buxton, Iowa.