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Martha Christensson school papers, 1923

Collection #:
MSS P:331

Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Christensson, Martha (1902-)

Language: English
The collection is open for research onsite. A limited amount of photocopies may be requested via mail.

Subject Headings: English language exercises        
Young Women's Christian Association
Processed by:

Lisa Huntsha, 2013

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Custodial History

Donated to the Swenson Center in 2013 by Helen Krong, niece of Martha Christensson, daughter of Svea Christensson.

Biographical Sketch

Martha Christensson was born in 1902 in Tjörn, Sweden, and immigrated to New York City, New York in 1920/1921. Her sister, Svea Christensson was born in 1904 in Tjörn, Sweden and immigrated to New York City with her sister.


This collection includes 9 English lessons and practice sheets from a course Martha Christensson took at the YWCA in 1923. The school was located at the Ballard School, Central Branch, YWCA, 610 Lexington Avenue, New York City. The course was "Oral and Reading Lesson" "For Non-English Speaking Women."

Lessons are as follows: I. Letter Writing, II. Marketing, III. Marking Change, IV. (missing), V. Opening a Bank Account, VI. Doing Errands, VII. Shopping, VIII. Traveling, IX. Looking for Work, X. Saluting our Flag.

Collection also includes one photograph of Martha and Svea Christensson.

Inventory list


1. 9 English lessons and exercises
2. 1 photograph of Martha and Svea Christensson (left to right)

Publication note

When citing this collection, use the following credit line: Martha Christensson school lessons, 1923 (MSS P:331), Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois