FinnFest USA records
Records of FinnFest USA consist of minutes and correspondence of the executive board, newspaper articles, tape recordings of annual executive board meetings, organizational newsletters, publicity materials, videotapes, photographs and other items pertaining to the annual FinnFest USA celebrations.
- FinnFest USA (Organization)
Language of Materials
English and Finnish
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
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FinnFest USA is an organization that sponsors an annual celebration (of the same name) of Finnish culture in the United States. FinnFests have been held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (1983); Fitchburg, Massachusetts (1984); Hancock, Michigan (1985); Berkeley, California (1986); Livonia, Michigan (1987); Newark, Delaware (1988); Seattle, Washington (1989); Hancock, Michigan (1990); Lake Worth, Florida (1991); Duluth, Minnesota (1992); Thousand Oaks, California (1993); DeKalb, Illinois (1994); Portland, Oregon (1995); Marquette, Michigan (1996); Minot, North Dakota (1997); Gorham, Maine (1998); Seattle, Washington (1999); Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2000); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2001); Minneapolis, Minn. (2002) and Lake Worth, Fl. (2004); Marquette, Michigan (2005); Astoria, Oregon - Naselle, Washington (2006); Ashtabula, Ohio (2007); Duluth, Minnesota (2008); Seattle, Washington (cruise ship to Alaska (2009), Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (2010), San Diego, California (2011), Tuscon, Arizona (2012), Houghton and Hancock, Michigan (2013), Minneapolis, Minnesota (2014), Buffalo, New York (2015), St. Lawrence River Cruise (2016), Minneapolis (2017), Tampere, Finland (2018) and Detroit, Michigan (2019).
46.5 Linear Feet
Collection donated to the IHRC in successive installments over the period 1985-2004 by Robert Selvala, Marlene Banttari, Robert Esko, Norman Westerberg and Mae Selvala. Processed by Timo Riippa, Tom Steman, Joel Wurl, Heather Muir, Lisa Stretz and Daniel Necas. Present finding aid made available on-line at the IHRC Web site in 2005.
- Inventory of the FinnFest USA records.
- IHRC Archives
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid in English