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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

A. William Hoglund papers

Identifier: IHRC3325

This collection consists of both published and unpublished materials pertaining predominantly to the history of Finnish American communities, but also includes the history of various ethnic groups, immigration history,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 Jarvenpa papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC1122

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

America Letters Project: University of Turku, Finland, collection

Identifier: IHRC149
Abstract Collection consists of three sets of microfilm reels: 1) Letters from the Varsinais Suomi area of Finland: The America Letters, Varsinais Suomi (Finland), collection (1885-1960) contains 4,000 letters written by Finnish immigrants in the United States to relatives and friends in the Varsinais Suomi area of Finland. 2) Letters from the Etela-Pohjanmaa area of Finland. The America Letters (1890-1960), Etela-Pohjanmaa (Finland), collection consists of 4,000 letters sent by Finnish...
Dates: 1880-1964

Arnold Ahonen papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC111

Papers consists of autobiographical materials, correspondence and photocopied images.

Dates: 1847-1981; 1847-1981

Arthur Brusila papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC3280

Research notes, photocopied articles, letters and miscellaneous writings pertaining to Finnish American stone workers in New England.

Dates: 1900-1920

Bruce Beltt Family papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC3954

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

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...
Dates: 1935-2000

Deborah Ruth Nikkari papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC1687

Edward Aho papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC108

Compilation of autobiographical materials pertaining to the Aho family history. Includes 60-page typed autobiography, photographs, personal documents.

Dates: 1890-1960

Elsie Wermerskirchen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2831

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

Eva Helen Erickson papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC625

Collection consists of materials (drafts of chapters, correspondence) pertaining to the publication of "The Rosa Lemberg Story" 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

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

Faith Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC3887

Church history (church formerly named Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church), organizational records, photographs, golden jubilee album (1944), song books, and other printed matter. Included are piano music paper rolls.

Dates: n.d.

Fanny Jarvi Hammarlund papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC3876

Collection consists of a 7-page family history of the Jarvi family, settled on a farm near Lawler, Aitkin County, Minnesota. Includes information on the 1918 fire in the surrounding areas (the Cloquet - Moose Lake Fire). The autobiographical account was written by Fanny Jarvi Hammarlund, with Edith Jeanette (Jackman) Futcher, in the late 1980s. The memoir details the lives of Matt and Mariana Jarvi, both born in Finland and immigrating to the U.S. in the early 1900s.

Dates: 1900-1980

Finlandia Foundation, Pasadena, California records

Identifier: IHRC3379

The material includes correspondence, newsletters, minutes, photographs, and various other documents, roughly organized chronologically within the various collections of papers.

Dates: 1950-2000

Finnish Farmers Fire Insurance Company, Carbon County, Montana records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC684

Papers of the Finnish Farmers Fire Insurance Company consist of constitutions and by-laws, correspondence, and receipts of deposits.

Dates: 1960-1984

Harry Siitonen papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2403
Abstract Collection contains Siitonen's memoirs along with miscellaneous photocopied photographs and a letter from Carl Forslund to Reino Hannula regarding Forslund's involvement in the Spanish Civil War.Papers consist of an English translation of the play Atti Smith (Mother Smith) by Hilja Koski, believed to have been written in the 1930s, depicting a Finnish American family's experiences in connection with the Spanish Civil War; Siitonen's reflections on Koski, with whom he was acquainted; and a...
Dates: 1930-2006

JoAnn M. Hanson collection

Identifier: IHRC3923

Collection consists of one video tape (29 min.) entitled "Children of the Finnish Homestead" documenting the Brimson, Minnesota-based project developed under the direction of JoAnn Hanson in 1995, and a calendar for 2012 containing reproductions of photographs depicting Finnish American life in northern Minnesota and activities related to the Petrell Hall built by Finnish immigrants in 1912 near Brimson in Saint Louis County.

Dates: 1995-2011

John E. Aho papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC109

Papers of John E. Aho consist of an income and expense ledger for the Source of Light Temperance Society (Valon Lahdeof) of Eveleth, Minnesota.

Dates: 1905-1907

Joint Virginia Finnish Organizations Committee (Virginia, Minnesota) records

Identifier: IHRC1144

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

Kaleva Summer Camp (St. Louis County, Minnesota) records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC1161

Records consist of camper applications, health certificates, insurance forms, legal papers, financial records, receipts, and correspondence pertaining to the Kaleva Summer Camps held by Finnish American organizations around northeastern Minnesota during the 1940s-1950s.

Dates: 1948-1958

Kathleen Hollenbeck collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC1619

Collection consists of six photographs of Finnish Americans in Monessen, Pennsylvania, featuring large groups of men, women and children in front of a church building, the Finnish National Society building, and also the Louhi Band of Monessen seated in a hall.

Dates: 1918-1930

Kopra - Saksinen Family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC3879
Abstract Collection consists of family correspondence between Antti Kopra and his relatives in Finland, also his children Leo, Weikko, Lennart and Esther and other correspondents. Antti Kopra resided in Butte, Montana, and San Francisco, California, and maintained correspondence with several relatives in Finland. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of articles, postcards, printed matter and other materials documenting the life and work of the various Kopra family members, materials...
Dates: 1915-1986

Leona Lampi Hassen collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC880

Papers contain books, sheet music, songbooks, music catalogs, play scripts and catalogs, interview transcripts, translations of new articles, and photographs.

Dates: 1920-1994

Lydia Ahola papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC110

Papers of Lydia Ahola include minutes and news clippings related to the activities of the Finnish Relief Committee, Virginia, MN, three Finnish song books, sheet music, and nine publications.

Dates: 1920-1970

Making of Finnish America Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1991) collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC1438

The conference "The Making of Finnish America: An Ethnic Culture in Transition" was held at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities on November 6-9, 1991. Collection consists of correspondence, planning committee's meeting agendas and minutes, conference program brochures and a copy of proclamation by Minneapolis Mayor Don Fraser on the occasion.

Dates: 1991

Maria Mathilda Kotiranta collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: IHRC1271

Eight volumes of handwritten poetry, in four folders. Some entries written in Seattle, Washington.

Dates: undated

Markham (Minnesota) Sewing Society records

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC1474

Two accounting ledgers of the Markham Sewing Society. Markham is located in northeastern Minnesota, Saint Louis County, about 40 miles north of Duluth.

Dates: 1924-1956

Marsha Penti papers

 Collection — Box Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC2954

Field notes, interviews, and related materials compiled by Marsha Penti in preparation of her PhD dissertation, The Role of Ethnic Folklore Among American Returnees (Indiana University Press, 1983).

Dates: 1970-1983

Matti Kaups papers

Identifier: IHRC1196
Abstract The Kaups papers (65 linear ft.) consist of correspondence and research notes and resources relating to his extensive work on documenting ethnic community structures and landscape adaptation patterns of Finnish Americans and other immigrants, particularly in the Midwestern region. Also included are interview notes, articles, reviews, audio tapes, maps, and print materials. His collected and self-produced photographs and slides comprise an unparalleled visual record of dwellings and...
Dates: 1960