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William Hoglund papers

Identifier: IHRC3325
The Hoglund collection (458 linear ft.) is monumental in scope, consisting of unpublished and published materials pertaining most prominently to the history of Finnish Americans. However, a wide array of other groups is also well represented; in addition to immigration history, subjects such as agricultural history, the role of intellectuals in society, and radical movements are extensively covered. Materials include personal and work-related correspondence, family records, papers and resource files relating to Hoglund's teaching and research career, scrapbooks, posters and photographs. The print component of the collection covers the scope of immigration scholarship published in the 20th century, Finnish and Finnish American history, labor history, and fiction either read, produced or translated by immigrants from Finland to North America. Additionally, Hoglund amassed an extraordinary set of Finnish American newspapers and periodicals from the late 19th century to the early 21st century, reflecting his reputation as not only a leading scholar but also one of the most thorough bibliographers of the immigrant experience.


  • 1920-2004


Language of Materials

English, Finnish


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


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280 Linear Feet


Collection consists of both published and unpublished materials pertaining predominantly to the history of the Finnish American community, however, many other ethnic groups are well-represented also. In addition to immigration history, subjects such as agricultural history, role of intellectualls in society and radical movement are covered as well. Materials include personal and work related correspondence, family records, papers and resources related to A.W. Hoglund's teaching career, scrapbooks, posters and photographs.


Born in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, A.W. Hoglund spent his childhood on a farm in upper New York state where his parents purchased land forming - with a number of other Finnish immigrants - a community with a strong Finnish American character. A.W. Hoglund studied at Cornell University, received his PhD from the History Department at the Univeristy of Wisconsin in Madison. After graduation he taught history at Muskingum College, Ohio, before joining the History Department at the University of Connecticut in Storrs where his career has spanned over 40 years. Among many other published works, he is the author of the "Finnish Immigrants in America, 1880-1920" (1960), "Union list of Finnish newspapers published by Finns in the United States and Canada, 1876-1985" (1985) and "Immigrants and their children in the United States : a bibliography of doctoral dissertations, 1885-1982" (1986).


Collection donated by Professor. A. William Hoglund (University of Connecticut) in August 2004. Collection is currently being processed.
Inventory to the A. William Hoglund collection
IHRC Archives
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Finding aid in English

Repository Details

Part of the Immigration History Research Center Archives Repository