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From: University of Illinois at Chicago

The story of the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 1900-1922

February 17, 2017
By: Digital Collections

From Anna Persson Immigrant Letters, Swenson Center (Augustana College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The first page of this letter, written by Anna Persson to her sister in 1907, reflects the joy of a recent immigrant to the United States. What was undoubtedly an long an arduous journey is characterized simply as "a lot of fuss," and though Anna later notes that the food was terrible, and says that she already misses and worries about her mother, her tone invariably returns to a chatty optimism.

February 3, 2017
By: Digital Collections