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A. William Hoglund papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3325
Abstract This collection consists of both published and unpublished materials pertaining predominantly to the history of Finnish American communities, but also includes the history of various ethnic groups, immigration history, and agricultural history; materials are all related to A.W. Hoglund's teaching career and personal life and include personal and work related correspondence, family records, papers and research.
Dates: 1882-2007; Majority of material found in 1940s-1990s

Aili Bell papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC305
Abstract Two copies of the play "Misiska" by Aili R. Bell in Finnish and in English (translated by Richard A. Impola). The play, depicting the immigration and remigration of a Finnish woman, is set in Rock Springs, WyomingY in 1908 and in Savo, Finland in the 1930s.
Dates: 1991-1992

Aili Jarvenpa papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1122
Abstract Jarvenpa's papers include, among a variety of other documents, manuscript drafts of her translations, correspondence, articles, notes on Finnish Americana, and her journals.
Dates: 1940-1990

Alex Kyyhkynen papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC1310
Abstract Papers (1940-1979) of Alex Kyyhkynen (1888-1984) consist of personal material and records of Finnish American organizations in Minnesota, particularly the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society.
Dates: 1940-1979

Arne Halonen papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC865
Abstract Papers (1939-1986) of Arne Halonen comprise newspaper clippings of him and his wife, Irene, the Finnish Relief Drive in Minnesota, and Finnish organizational activities in Minnesota and California, along with clippings of a newspaper column written by Halonen. Also included are a booklet by Halonen entitled "Minnesota's Help to Finland," and photographs of him and a Minneapolis choral group directed by Irene Halonen, as well as corresondence from Ester Larsen and newspaper clippings collected...
Dates: 1939-1986

Arvid Nelson papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC1668
Abstract The Arvid Nelson collection consists of a substantial amount of personal correspondence, a large collection of newspaper clippings (both those he wrote and those he found of interest), along with various minutes for Finnish American and Socialist organizations, pamphlets, and event programs. What makes this collection unique is the quantity and two-way nature of the “Correspondence” series. Not only did Arvid Nelson keep a large number of the letters he received throughout his life, he also had...
Dates: 1889-1967

Bruce Beltt Family papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC3954
Abstract Correspondence, birth certificates, passenger arrival and naturalization records, obituaries, genealogy charts and family history narratives for the Beltt (originally Belttari) family.
Dates: 1892-1999

Carl Ross papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2288
Abstract Papers (1935-2000) of Carl Ross (1913-2004) consist of correspondence, brochures, photographs, newspaper clippings, essays and other published materials relating to the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project; the founding and activities of the United Fund for Finnish American Archives (meeting minutes, by-laws, press releases, letterhead, and other materials) and the organizing of two Reunion of Sisters conferences (1986 and 1987).The Carl Ross papers consist generally of...
Dates: 1935-2000

Edith Koivisto papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC1233
Abstract Papers (1904-1975) of Edith (Laine) Koivisto (1888-1981) consist of biographical material on her and Finnish Americans in Minnesota; art materials; diaries; creative works such as plays and newspaper articles; historical works and research notes; photographs; scrapbooks; and material relating to her activities in Finnish American organizations. Included are correspondence from Alex Kyyhkynen; John F. Kennedy; Lauri Lemberg; Fanny Ojanpaa; Harry S. Truman; Hans R. Wasastjerna; and others....
Dates: 1903-1981

Elsie Wermerskirchen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2831
Abstract Papers consist of newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, and pamphlets. Much of the material relates to the history of the Virginia and Pike-Sandy regions in northeastern Minnesota, including the Pike Evangelical Lutheran Church. Included are also three artefacts (aluminium potato pancake pan, wooden spoon, and white cloth purse)
Dates: 1892-1987

Emil and Fanny Laurila papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC1357
Abstract Papers (1935-1940) of Emil Laurila consist of farm records; correspondence; and photographs of a pioneer homestead farm near Markham, Minn. Correspondents include John E. Aho. Included are also boardinghouse, household, and farm records of a Finnish-American family who lived in the Markham/Makinen/Aurora areas of northeastern Minnesota. Income/Expenses records spanning 1920s-1980s.
Dates: 1935-1940

Eva Helen Erickson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC625
Abstract Collection consists of materials (drafts of chapters, correspondence) pertaining to the publication of "The Story of Rosa Lemberg" by Eva Erickson in 1993 (Tyomies Society, Superior, Wisconsin). Included is also an album of photographs from a Finnish American Labor Sports Union Training Campheld in Loon Lake, Michigan in 1929. Research notes, drafts of book chapters, correspondence, photographs, typescripts of literary texts.
Dates: 1990-1994

Fairbanks Farmers Cooperative, St. Louis County, Minnesota records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC640
Abstract Records of the Fairbanks Town Farmers Coop, and Telephone Company, Fairbanks Township, St. Louis County, MN. The collection includes receipt books, ledgers, meeting minutes, notebooks, and diaries.
Dates: 1931-1969

Finlandia Foundation, Pasadena, Caifornia records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3379
Abstract The material includes correspondence, newsletters, minutes, photographs, and various other documents, roughly organized chronologically within the various collections of papers.
Dates: 1950-2000

Finnish Sick and Accident and Benefit Association of Menessen, Pennsylvania and Monongahela Valley records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC704
Abstract Records (1927-1929) of the Finnish Sick and Accident and Benefit Association of Menessen, Pennsylvania and Monongahela Valley consist of the organization's constitution, and a letter from the pastor of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Hibbing, Minnesota).
Dates: 1927-1929

Finnish Socialist Organizations, West Coast Chapters records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC716
Abstract The collection (1904-1967) of Finnish Socialist Organizations, West Coast chapters, comprises minutes; financial records; membership records; correspondence; stock certificates; and playscripts from ten Finnish Socialist organizations active in California or Oregon. The organizations are: Berkeley Suomalinen Toveri Yhdistys (Berkeley Finnish Comrade Association (Berkeley, California); Berkeley (California) Finnish Cultural Club; the International Workers' Organization (Berkeley, California);...
Dates: 1904-1967

Finnish Workers’ Club, Hibbing, Minnesota records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC888
Abstract Records, in Finnish and English, of the Hibbing Finnish Workers' Club (Minn.) consist of minutes (1962-1974) and a ledger of accounts (1935-1972).
Dates: 1935-1974

Finnish Workers’ Federation of the United States, New York records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC720
Abstract The Finnish Workers' Federation of the United States collection includes, in Finnish and English, corporate documents; correspondence; financial records; minutes; and reference material of the Federation, the Finnish Federation, Inc.; and Turva Gardens. Also included are constitutions and by-laws of Finnish associations in Illinois; a commemorative scrapbook of the Finnish Peoples Democratic organization; correspondence re deportation of William Lahtinen; correspondence (1958-1967) of Ira...
Dates: 1910-1967

Frank Stohl papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC2537
Abstract Papers (1882-1987) of Frank Stohl consist of a photocopy of an essay entitled "The Eureka (California) Brotherhood Lodge History" by Hilma Siikala, translated by Stohl; a register of Finnish Americans in Reedley, CA (including those Finnish pioneers still living in 1955), compiled for a 50th anniversary celebration of the Finnish settlement in the area; and photocopies of manuscripts by Stohl entitled "Finnish Women of Reedley, California," and "The History of the Reedley Finnish Brotherhood...
Dates: 1882-1987

Heimo Loya papers

 Collection — Box: Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC1396
Abstract Papers of Heimo A. Loya consist of sheet music for piano, violin and cello, and choral and vocal music. The music is composed by composers such as Jean Sibelius, Toivo Kuula, Oskar Merikanto, Selim Palmgren, and Leevi Madetoja.
Dates: 1891-1989

Helmi Dagmar Mattson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1513
Abstract Papers of Helmi Dagmar Mattson (1890-1974) include an autobiography; correspondence; diaries; handwritten and typescript articles, plays, poetry and books; records and papers relating to the Northwestern Finnish Historical Society; minutes of meetings of the Mt. Solo Washington Finnish Club; bylaws of the Finnish Workers Association (Portland, Ore.); miscellany; memorabilia; photographs and photograph albums; and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1916-1974

Hilja Saari papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC2336
Abstract Hilja Saari was active in the Finnish American community in Palisade, Minnesota. Papers consist of a brief history of the Palisade Finn Hall (typescript and handwritten), founded in 1913; a copy of the articles of incorporation under the name "Taisto" Hall; four photographs and two negative prints.
Dates: 1915-1983

Hilma Erickson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC628
Abstract Papers (1931-1968) of Hilma (Bockman) Erickson (1887-1968) consist of letters written to her daughter Eva Helen Erickson (b. 1912).
Dates: 1931-1968

Ina Karni papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1186
Abstract Papers (1904-1978) of Ina (Laukala) Karni of Cook, Minnesota comprise a typescript family history; two ledgers of a local Finnish Day Committee and miscellaneous items.
Dates: 1904-1978

Ina Miettunen papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1539
Abstract Papers (1931-1960) of Mrs. Ina Miettunen include minutes (1931-1954) of the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society, Virginia, Minn. Chapter; photographs; records of the Messiah Lutheran Church (Mountain Iron, Minn.); and correspondence.
Dates: 1931-1960

John P. Korhonen papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC1254
Abstract Papers (1906-1958) of John P. Korhonen consist of photographs, correspondence, mortgages, stocks, and a declaration of intent for American citizenship. Also included is a funeral memorial folder for Korhonen.
Dates: 1906-1958

John Wiita papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2841
Abstract Papers (1970-1984) of John Wiita (1888-1981) include his correspondence with Michael G. Karni, an autobiography, and short sketches on Finnish American labor history and biographies of Finnish Americans.The John Wiita collection originated from correspondence between John Wiita and Michael Karni, when Wiita began responding to specific questions with lengthy, detailed answers. In 1977 he wrote an essay on the co-op movement, which was followed the next year by a series of fifteen...
Dates: 1976-1978

Joint Virginia Finnish Organizations Committee (Virginia, Minnesota) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC1144
Abstract Meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence. Sponsoring organizations included: American-Finnish Civic Association of Virginia, Finlandia Foundation - Virginia Chapter, Good Shepherd Ladies Aid, Knights of Kaleva, Ladies of Kaleva, Suomi Kerho, Zion Chapel Ladies Aid.
Dates: 1968-1984

Joyce Hakala papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC850
Abstract Hakala's papers consist of the resource materials she used in writing "Memento of Finland: A Musical Legacy". Included are taped interviews (e.g. with Marjorie Edgar and Simon Sorvari), transcribed summaries of taped interviews, biographies of kantele players such as Arvi Manninen, John Stark, Katri Oksanen, and John Huhtala, and kantele builders as well as other folk musicians, e.g. a zither player Marja Johnson, photographs and negatives, a video recording of pianist Emily Jusola, sheet...
Dates: 1970-2007

Kaisa Maria Hurula papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: IHRC981
Abstract Kaisa Maria Hurula was born in Karunki, Finland. Papers consist of a brief recollection of her first day in church in America.
Dates: 1890

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