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Title Interview with Everett Laitala (Ely, MN) [Part 2]
Author Laitala, Everett; Jorgenson, Laura
Date 8 Jun 1980
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Laitala, Everett
Interviewer Doby, Velma
Date of Recording 8 Jun 1980
Duration 00:31:47
Reference IHRC1560, Box 4, Folder L-1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Everett and Laura discuss the layout of the homestead, provide further information about their father's work as a miner, logging in the forest and other jobs, their sister's employment as a teacher, speaking Finnish at home and learning English, attitudes to marriage, local entertainment, milking cows, and their social and economic status.
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) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Ely, Minnesota, United States
Nationality Finnish; Slovenian; Italian; European
Keywords miner, employment, mining, homestead, timber, fire, language, religion, Catholicism, family, finance, farming, livestock, entertainment
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
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Interview with Everett Laitala (Ely, MN) [Part 4]
Everett Laitalia Family History (Ely, MN)
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