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William Heikkila papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC885

Abstract

Papers (1947-1962) of William Heikkila (1906-1960) consist of legal files relating to his deportation case, and newspaper clippings about the case.

Dates

  • 1947-1962

Creator

Language of Materials

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.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

William Heikkila (1906-1960) was born in Vehti, Finland. His father was a Finnish citizen residing in Minnesota and his mother, a native of Finland, was a naturalized American citizen. William Heikkila lived in the United States but was never naturalized. For this reason and because of his activities in the Communist Party during the 1930's, deportation proceedings were instituted against him in 1947. The trials and appeals continued until 1958, but attempts to deport Heikkila failed.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related materials are located in the IHRC's Kenneth J. Enkel Collection.

Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

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