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Alex Kyyhkynen papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC1310
Papers (1940-1979) of Alex Kyyhkynen (1888-1984) consist of personal material and records of Finnish American organizations in Minnesota, particularly the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society.

Dates

  • 1940-1979

Creator

Language of Materials

Finnish 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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Extent

18 Linear Feet

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Alex Kyyhkynen (1888-1984) was born in Kemijarvi, Finland. In 1910, he came to Duluth, Minnesota, where he opened the Dove Clothing Store. Throughout his long life, Kyyhkynen was active in Finnish American organizations. He was a founder and president of the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society, a member of the Finnish American fraternity, The Knights of Kaleva, active in the Messiah Lutheran Church (Duluth, Minn.), and instrumental in publication of Hans R. Wasastjerna's History of the Finns in Minnesota. He also served as Finnish Consul for Northern Minnesota and was awarded the First Class Knight of the White Rose Order of Finland in 1965.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related materials are located in the Alex Kyyhkynen oral history in the IHRC's Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection.
Author
IHRC Archives
Language of description
Finding Aid in English

Repository Details

Part of the Immigration History Research Center Archives Repository

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