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Finnish Americans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

1918 Forest Fire documents

Identifier: S6057
Scope and Contents This collection is intended to accommodate miscellaneous, primary documents related to the October 12, 13, 1918 Cloquet-Moose Lake forest fire and its aftermath when provenance or donor information about the material is unclear or not known. It currently holds publications, reports and items from state court records, produced by state agencies, and professional photographers.
Dates: 1918-1920s

Curt Carlson papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC415
Abstract Papers (1978) of Curt Carlson consist of genealogical information on the Haapalahti and Carlson families of Sweden and Finland and a brief history of Finnish migration to Sweden, Norway, and the United States.
Dates: 1978

David H. K. Anderson papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC202
Abstract Papers consist of a biographical sketch and family history, portrait, unpublished poems, manuscript copy of an essay on W.B Yeats, fellowship application, notes, a letter from Robert Hayden (Consultant in Poetry, Library of Congress), and a tape recording of Anderson reading from 'Lines in Snow' at the Library of Congress in 1978.
Dates: 1977-1991

Walter and Goldie Eldot papers

Identifier: S4527
Abstract The collection consists of 1956 articles of incorporation for Duluth Community Chest; a 90 minute interview on cassette tape with 89-year old Glen Merritt on October 26, 1983, about Merritt’s recollections of YMCA’s Camp Miller; and black and white photographs collected by Eldot that may have illustrated his articles in Outlook and Cosmopolitan sections of the newspaper when he was editor.
Dates: 1956-1984; Majority of material found in 1967-1983

Family Life and Children research resources collection

Identifier: S6048
Scope and Contents The materials comprising this collection are secondary resources Dr. Carlson gathered over time to support her research, including the publication A Childhood in Minnesota : Exploring the Lives of Ojibwe and Immigrant Families, 1880s-1920s . The collection consists of photocopies of relevant resources from state and local archives and photographic reprints of primarily Swedish, Finnish, and Ojibwe families and children.
Dates: 1890-1990

Grand Rapids Herald Review newspaper photograph collection

Identifier: S6083
Scope and Contents The collection consists of portrait photographs by the Stitt Studio of Grand Rapids, Minnesota and newspaper negatives from the Grand Rapids Herald Review. The portrait photographs are in self-indexing alphabetical order. Many are negatives without corresponding prints. It appears that the Stitt Studio had a relationship with the Grand Rapids Herald Review newspaper, but it seems unlikely that these studio portraits were consistently run in the newspaper. The names of the...
Dates: 1949-1977; Majority of material found in 1949-1952, 1956-1977

Gustav A. Hedman papers

Identifier: S6031
Scope and Contents The collection contains two folders of papers, one of personal papers (1905-1964) itemized below, and one of employment records, local and state health department reports, and correspondence (1904-1941). Folder two holds December 30, 1927 letters about "disposal of dairy products from the Louis Jacobson farm in Cotton Township where a typhoid fever case developed." There is one scrapbook of newspaper clippings on Milk Inspection and milk regulations (1904-1955). Folder...
Dates: 1904-1964; Majority of material found in 1904-1955

Richard H. Hudelson labor history research collection

Identifier: S6143
Scope and Contents The collections contains research materials compiled to write Dr. Hudelson's book published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2006 titled By the Ore Docks: A Working People’s History of Duluth
Dates: 1880-2006; Majority of material found in 1883-1978

John E. Ketonen papers

 Collection — Box Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC1204
Abstract Papers (1975) of John E. Ketonen consist of a manuscript of his book, Finnish American Horizons. The material consists of more than 100 short articles, poems, songs, reminiscences and biographies of Finnish Americans.
Dates: 1975

Johnson-Davidsson Family collection

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC351
Abstract Collection consists of family history documentation pertaining to the Johnson-Davidsson family originating in Lokalahti, Finland. Kaleb Johannes Davidsson (b. 1860) was a Finn of Swedish origin, his descendants migrated to the United States in the early 20th century.
Dates: Event: 1860-1960

Joseph Vaananen papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC2768
Abstract Papers (1935-1983) of Joseph Vaananen consist mostly of family correspondence. A photograph of Vaananen is also included.
Dates: 1935-1983

Kenneth Enkel papers

Identifier: IHRC621
Abstract The papers (1947-1958) of Kenneth J. Enkel (b. 1916) consist of legal briefs, documents, and correspondence relating to deportation proceedings taken in the McCarthy Era against the seven following persons: Taisto A. Elo; Knut E. Heikkinen; Mrs. Vera Hathaway; Harry Roast; Charles Rowoldt; Lopez-Hernandez v. Brownell; and Heikkila v. Barber. The materials on the Knut Heikkinen case are incomplete. Mr. Enkel undertook these cases at the behest of the Minnesota Committee for the Protection of the...
Dates: 1947-1958

Donald Klaber oral history interviews

Identifier: S6009
Scope and Contents The collection consists of interviews by Professor Richard Hudelson, Ph. D. of Donald Klaber on July 22, 1999 and March 2000. The focus of the first interview was Donald Klaber's life and coming of age in Europe and Palestine, volunteer military service in the British Army during WWII, his life and choices as a non-religious Jew, life in England, all prior to his arrival in the United States. The second interview covers Mr. Klaber and his WWII military experiences. There is a...
Dates: 1999-2000; Majority of material found in 1999, 2000

Matti Pelto papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC2056
Abstract Papers of Pelto consist of an autobiography, translated by Vienna Maki, describing life in a mining community and work in the mines at the turn of the century.
Dates: 1908-1910

Mattson, Charles G. and Grace W. family papers

Identifier: S6069
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photographs of a logger's homestead (1910-1911). The photographs are divided into subjects: women and children, recreation, equipment (log hauler), workers, and camp. There are two photographs of Charles Mattson, two of Skibo Minnesota, and two of the Flynn dam. Several of the photographs show Arthur Young, Roland Wolfe, Mr. O’Mally, and Mr. Mahoney; men who may have been in charge of the camps. For further information see inventory and letters from the Wimett family.
Dates: 1910-1911

Raymond Waldemar Wargelin papers

Identifier: IHRC2819
Abstract Papers of Raymond Waldemar Wargelin, a Lutheran clergyman and educator, consist of unpublished writings including As I Saw It (Memoirs of Raymond W. Wargelin) [a dictated autobiography]; Suomi Synod Ministerium, 1876-1972; When the Suomi Synod was Served by Pastors From Finland; and Social and Theological Profiles of the Suomi Synod Ministerium. Included is a listing of congregations of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Suomi Synod. Also included are writings (mainly unpublished) and...
Dates: 1958-1990

Rudolph Pinola papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC2082
Abstract Papers (1990) of Rudolph Pinola consist of a manuscript of "Finnish American Emigration to Soviet Karelia in the Early 1930s," a research paper presented at the conference "The Roots of Northland Radicalism" held at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. on April 28, 1990. Included is a list of 1200 names of Finnish Americans, both individuals and families, who emigrated to Soviet Karelia in the early 1930s.
Dates: 1990

Saga Singers records

Identifier: S3121
Abstract The collection contains secretary’s books,1947–1960; photographs; news clippings, 1940–1955; a small amount of correspondence; financial papers; articles of incorporation, 1947; and programs.
Dates: 1940-1960

Mayme Sevander television interview

Identifier: S6079
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one videocassette recording of Duluth television station KBJR's interview with educator, scholar and author Mayme Sevander.
Dates: 1989

Sofia Salmi papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: IHRC2347
Abstract Papers (n.d.) of Sofia Salmi consist of a notebook containing poetry and drawings.
Dates: undated

Clara M. Stocker papers

Identifier: S3090
Abstract The collection contains articles written by Clara Stocker,1927-1948; music manuscripts and a few published scores by Clara Stocker; newsclippings, 1926-1973; and a scrapbook of newsclippings, 1925-1936.
Dates: 1925-1973

Tuulikki Paananen papers

Identifier: IHRC2010
Abstract Papers (1915-1974) of Tuulikki Paananen, Finnish movie star, actress and dancer. Contains correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings related to her career in Finland and the United States. Included are correspondence between Tuulikki and friends and family, as well professional correspondence with her agent regarding acting contracts. Other memorabilia from her acting career like newsclippings, magazine covers, programs, scrapbooks, etc. is included. Photographs include...
Dates: 1915-1974

Tynne Rautio papers

 Collection — Box Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC2231
Abstract Papers (1947-1970) of Tynne Rautio consist of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings documenting activities and events in the Finnish community.
Dates: 1947-1970

United Fund for Finnish American Archives records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC2746
Abstract Correspondence, reports, and publicity materials of the organization.
Dates: 1981-1987

Eugene Van Cleef papers

Identifier: S6020
Scope and Contents The collection contains: biographical information, certificates, awards, miscellaneous, 1906-39; photographs 1904, ca. 1912; scrapbook 1911-23, news clippings—Finnish Relief Fund, 1939-40; publications about Duluth and Minnesota, 1912-22; articles by Van Cleef in magazines and newspapers, 1914-69; articles about and of interest to Van Cleef, 1919-70; research interests, 1920-1961; information on Finnish Rya rugs, 1923-25 See also archived papers:...
Dates: 1904-1970

Work People's College records

Identifier: S6133
Scope and Contents The collection consists exclusively of photographs of students, staff, and faculty of the college. Mounted silver gelatin photographs, some damaged, of unidentified groups of people or arranged, clustered portraits (headshots) of unidentified individuals. See itemized list.
Dates: 1915-1937