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Zdenka Rypka papers

Identifier: IHRC2333


Papers of Zdenka Rypka (1894-1975) include family correspondence, diaries and notebooks, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings. The collection also includes her handwritten transcriptions of Czech folk songs, as well as published programs and other material from Czech American fraternal organizations. Selected items from the collection have been digitized and are available in the University of Minnesota's U Media Archive and on the Digitizing Immigrant Letters project website (see "Digital material" below).


  • Creation: 1825-1966


Language of Materials

Czech and English

Access Restrictions

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Ownership & Literary Rights

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.

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Biographical Sketch

Zdenka K. (Sojka) Rypka (1894-1975), was born in Washington, Iowa. In 1913 she graduated from John Marshall High School in Chicago, Ill., and became a teacher in the area of Osage and St. Ansgar, Iowa, later moving to Owatonna, Minnesota. During the l920s, Zdenka was active in the Western Fraternal Life Association (Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota) and was involved in Czech home talent plays. During the 1930s, she was active as a 4-H Club Leader.


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Inventory of the Zdenka Rypka papers.
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