Niels Mikkelsen [RG3925.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3925.AM:  Niels Mikkelsen, 1876-1955



Papers:  ca. 1897-1955

Kenesaw, Adams County, Nebraska:  Pharmacist

Size:  1.0 cu.ft.; 2 boxes



BACKGROUND NOTE



Niels Mikkelsen, born in Denmark on January 20, 1876, came to the United States with his parents in 1881.  He attended public school at St. Paul, Nebraska, and received his pharmacy degree from Northwestern University in 1896.  In 1907 he opened a drug store at Kenesaw in Adams County, Nebraska.  He married Elvera Petersen and they had three children.  Mikkelsen served as president of the Nebraska Pharmacy Board and the State Pharmaceutical Association, and had extensive civic interests.  Niels Mikkelsen died on September 13, 1955 and is buried in the Kenesaw Cemetery at Kenesaw, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of two boxes of papers relating to the life and career of Niels Mikkelsen.  The material in this collection relates mainly to business correspondence with suppliers, and includes material related to his capacities as a justice of the peace and as a member of the Pharmacy Board.  Also included are diaries, speeches and address by Mikkelsen, school notes and miscellany.  A folder of biographical sketches includes an interesting biography of Pehr G. Creutz containing historical notes on Rushville and Wausa, Nebraska.



Correspondents include:  H.H. Antles; Edward R. Burke, 1935-1939; Charles A. Binderip, 1935-1937; Hugh A. Butler, 1944-1954; Carl T. Curtis, 1949-1954; Dwight Griswold, 1944; D.W. Kingsley, 1934; Rufus A. Lyman, 1919-1944; Samuel R. McKelvie, 1921, 1947 and undated; George W. Norris, 1933-1942; Val Peterson, 1950-1951; Fred Seaton, 1944, 1945 and 1952; A.C. Shallenberger, 1934; Robert G. Simmons, 1938; and Kenneth S. Wherry, 1943, 1945 and 1949.



INVENTORY



Box 1

Folder




    1. Correspondence, 1916-1921

    1. Correspondence, 1922, Jan.-Apr.

    1. Correspondence, 1922, May-July

    1. Correspondence, 1922, Aug.-Dec.

    1. Correspondence, 1923-1939

    1. Correspondence, 1940-1955, n.d.



Box 2

Folder




    1. Diaries, 1906-1909

    1. Speeches and addresses, 1918-1938, n.d.

    1. Nebraska State Board of Pharmacy

    1. Pharmacy, misc.

    1. Certificates, 1919-1950

    1. Clippings

    1. Biographical sketches

    1. School notes – Northwestern

    1. School notes – International Correspondence Schools

    1. Miscellaneous



 



Subject headings:



Adams County (Nebraska) — History

Creutz, Pehr G., 1859-1927

Danes in Nebraska

Kenesaw (Nebraska) — Businesses

Mikkelsen, Niels, 1876-1955

Nebraska State Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacists — Nebraska

Rushville (Nebraska) — History

Scandinavians in Nebraska

Summers, John E., 1858-1935

Wausa (Nebraska) — History



 



HEK/js                    07-26-1965

Revised TMM        01-23-2019

Become a Member!

Our members make history happen.

Join Now

You May Also Enjoy

State Song Sing-Along

State Song Sing-Along

Robert Ball Anderson’s journey “from slavery to affluence”

Robert Ball Anderson’s journey “from slavery to affluence”

Marker Monday: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

Marker Monday: The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers

About History Nebraska
History Nebraska was founded in 1878 as the Nebraska State Historical Society by citizens who recognized Nebraska was going through great changes and they sought to record the stories of both indigenous and immigrant peoples. It was designated a state institution and began receiving funds from the legislature in 1883. Legislation in 1994 changed History Nebraska from a state institution to a state agency. The division is headed by Interim Director and CEO Jill Dolberg. They are assisted by an administrative staff responsible for financial and personnel functions, museum store services, security, and facilities maintenance for History Nebraska.
Explore Nebraska
Discover the real places and people of our past at these History Nebraska sites.

Upcoming Events

View our new and upcoming events to see how you can get involved.

Become a Member

The work we do to discover, preserve, and share Nebraska's history wouldn't be possible without the support of History Nebraska members.

History Nebraska Education

Learn more about the educational programs provided at our museums, sites, and online.

History Nebraska Programs

Learn more about the programs associated with History Nebraska.

Latest Hall of Fame Inductee

The Nebraska Hall of Fame was established in 1961 to officially recognize prominent Nebraskans.

Listen to our Podcast

Listen to the articles and authors published in the Nebraska History Magazine with our new Nebraska History Podcast!

Nebraska Collections

History Nebraska's mission is to collect, preserve, and open our shared history to all Nebraskans.

Our YouTube Video Collection

Get a closer look at Nebraska's history through your own eyes, with our extensive video collections.

Additional Research Resources

History Nebraska Research and Reference Services help connect you to the material we collect and preserve.

Support History Nebraska
Make a cash donation to help us acquire, preserve, and interpret Nebraska’s history. Gifts to History Nebraska help leave a legacy and may help your taxes, too! Support the work of History Nebraska by donating to the History Nebraska Foundation today.

Volunteers are the heroes of History Nebraska. So much history, so little time! Your work helps us share access to Nebraska’s stories at our museums and sites, the reference room, and online.