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Title Interview with Arnold Ahonen (Chisholm, MN) [Part 3]
Author Ahonen, Arnold
Date 25 Mar 1981
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Ahonen, Arnold
Date of Recording 25 Mar 1981
Duration 00:31:00
Reference IHRC1560, Box 1, Folder A-1a
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Arnold talks about school days, the bus the children used to use and the traditional breads and biscuits made at the bakery. He describes the flu edidemic during the First World War, the Chisholm fire and the blueberries which grew in abundance afterwards. He also talks about agricultural work, saunas, how the Depression affected families and the food made by his parents.
Series Description The Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection (c.1860-1984) materials range from brief genealogies to extensive family history narratives relating the experiences of several generations. Collections include photographs, documents, and oral histories. The Collection offers a wealth of primary material with special strengths in women's, regional and family studies, as well as political and social events important to the area's Finnish Americans. The collection also provides a reliable tool for genealogical research, including as it does documents such as birth, death and citizenship certificates and papers.
Biographical Note / History Begun in 1979 and completed in 1984, the Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project had as its purpose the documentation of the personal histories and experiences of Minnesota Finnish Americans. The Project was sponsored by the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society and the Iron Range, St. Louis County, and Otter Tail Historical Societies.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chisholm, Minnesota, United States
Nationality Finnish; European
Keywords food, employment, education, children, First World War, quarantine, disease, health and sickness, family, hospital, agriculture, farming, livestock, sauna, Great Depression, hunting, Jewish, business
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
Document(s) linked to Interview with Arnold Ahonen (Chisholm, MN) [Part 1]
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