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Onni B. Saari papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2338

Abstract

Papers (1900-1965) of Onni Saari (1887-198- ) consist of personal correspondence, including letters to Saari's first wife Aino Saari; materials on Finnish Americans and their activities; materials on the Finnish American press; writings; and materials on the Ashburnham (Massachusetts) Farmers' Club, the United Co-operative Farms, and other cooperative activities. The collection includes histories of Finns in Friberg, Worcester, and Westminster (Massachusetts) and Troy (New Hampshire) written for the WPA Federal Writers Project.

Dates

  • 1900-1965

Creator

Language of Materials

English and 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.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRCA.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Onni Saari (1887-198- ) was born in Finland and attended secondary school there before he came to the United States. He studied at the Work People's College in Duluth, Minnesota and later at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. He served at various times as editor of the Finnish American and Finnish Canadian Socialist and Communist newspapers such as Raivaaja, Tyomies, Sosialisti, Eteenpain and Vapaus. He co-edited an English-Finnish dictionary with Santeri Nuorteva and translated numerous books from English into Finnish. In his later years, he made his home in Ashburnham, Massachusetts where he owned and operated a summer resort, remaining active in cooperative activities and writing on labor and political issues for various Finnish newspapers.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Title
Inventory of the Onni B. Saari 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