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Katherine Ruuhela papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2331

Abstract

Papers of Katherine Ruuhela consists of correspondence with Finnish relatives, in which is mentioned a brother who moved from the U.S. to Soviet Karelia; photographs of family members in Finland and in the U.S.; newspaper clippings; a scrapbookof collected poems and articles; a memoir of the Finnish-Russian war; miscellaneous books; a print of Juho Rissanen's painting of a Finnish American homestead; biographies intended for a family history; and miscellany.

Dates

  • 1924-1990

Language of Materials

Mostly in Finnish

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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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Katherine (Katri) Ruuhela (maiden name Kemppainen) was born in 1902. She married Jooseppi Jokelainen (Joseph Jokela) (b. 1893) in 1921. In 1931 Katherine travelled to the United States with her children, Mayme (Meimi) and Anja. The trip was paid by Jooseppi, who had moved to Hibbing, Minnesota before the rest of the family. Jooseppi died in 1943. Katherine was active in Finnish American organizations, e.g. in the Finnish Relief Committee during the Second World War and in Ladies of Kalevala. Later she married Make Juntunen. Her third husband, Henry (Heikki) Ruuhela, died in 1985 in Hibbing, Minnesota.

Extent

1 Linear foot

Title
Inventory of the Katherine Ruuhela papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
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

Contact:

612-625-4800