Letters, 1979-1997.


Letters, 1979-1997.

Letters from Brenda Brieske Wiard to her parents, Helen and Steve Brieske, who were living in Stoddard and then in Black River Falls, Wis. Early letters are filled with details about student life as an Environmental Studies major at Northland College in Ashland, Wis. Later correspondence relates to interests and activities after graduation, including skiing and other outdoor pursuits, foreign travel, move to Colorado, marriage to Mark Wiard, and work as a freelance writer. Beginning in about 1995, letters are mainly hard copies of e-mail correspondence. Also included is a brief biographical sketch (written by Helen Brieske) and supporting ephemera.

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Wiard, Brenda Brieske.

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Northland College (Ashland, Wis.)

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In 1979, Northland College, assisted with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, began to document ethnic traditions. The focus of their search was people of Scandinavian, Finnish, East European and Native American descent. They looked within a 60-radius of Ashland, Wisconsin and Hancock, Michigan. The result is over 100 hours of interviews and music recorded from regional ethnic performers in addition to folk music collections, books, bibliographies, reference guides and photographs. ...

Brieske family.

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