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John G. Rakowsky papers

 Collection
Identifier: S3093

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a plat of the area John Rakowsky settled in Duluth, circa 1855, a portrait photo and photo of Rakowsky's funeral bier, and biographical information.

Dates

  • circa 1855-1914

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

John G. Rakowsky came to the United States from Koenigsburg, Prussia in 1855 and he eventually settled in Duluth. He served in the Eighth New York Infantry during the Civil War and returned to Duluth. Rakowsky married Marie Krause in 1863 and worked as a grocer. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and Old Settlers Association.

Extent

7.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains a plat of the area John Rakowsky settled in Duluth, circa 1855, a portrait photo and photo of Rakowsky's funeral bier, and biographical information.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

This collection is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society, but is housed at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives.
Title
Guide to the John G. Rakowsky papers
Author
Finding Aid Authors: B.H. Bruemmer.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526