File 3 - Familienbriefe: 1954-1958.

GA393-3-19550123 GA393-3-19541229 GA393-3-19530304 GA393-3-19541214

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Familienbriefe: 1954-1958.

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Family letters: 1954-1958.

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  • Variations in title: The dates listed in the title proper are incorrect. The records in this file were created between 1950 and 1960.

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  • 7 photographs : b&w ; 8 x 11 cm or smaller
  • 1 cross-stitch : embroidery (visual work) on waste canvas ; 15 x 15 cm

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Correspondence primarily between members of the Sommer family. Includes letters interspersed with details about family life such as Ulrich Sommer and his wife Gisela Sommer’s immigration to Canada with their two children Cornelius Sommer and Angelika Sommer in 1954. Also contains letters confirming Ulrich and Gisela Sommer passed an exam designed for new Canadians that was established by the Government of Ontario’s Department of Education Information Branch. Records include letters, greeting cards, postcards, children’s drawings, pamphlets, hand-drawn floor plans, wallpaper samples, a cross-stitch sampler, and photographs of family members.

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Donated in 2017.


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  • English
  • German

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General note

A small selection of correspondence in this file was translated by Lori Heffner Straus in 2018.
A selection of correspondence in this file was transcribed and translated in 2021/2022 by the following students from the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies: Sandra Kull, Myrto Provida, Elizabeth Milne, Angelina Stückler, and Annemarie Hezel.

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Described by NM in 2018.
Revised by NM in 2021.
Updated by NR in 2022.

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  • English

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