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FinnFest USA records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC659

Abstract

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.

Dates

  • 1982-2003

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.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

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).

Extent

46.5 Linear Feet

PROVENANCE

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.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the FinnFest USA records.
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