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Title Edith Koivisto Diary and Memoirs, 1913-1930
Author Koivisto, Edith
Date 1913-1930
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC1233, Box 1, Folder 1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Koivisto, Edith Papers
Description A brief account by Edith Koivisto of her experiences as a Finnish immigrant in the United States, covering politics and the establishment of cooperatives. Includes a number of photographs.
Biographical Note / History Edith (Laine) Koivisto (1888-1981) was born in Kuusenkoski, Finland and immigrated to Spokane, Washington in 1910. In 1912, she moved to Smithville, Minnesota where she worked at and attended Työväen Opisto (Work People's College). In 1913 she married Arvid Koivisto; they lived in Duluth, Minnesota and Quincy, Massachusetts before settling in Hibbing, Minnesota where Arvid worked for the Hibbing Co-op and then for Central Cooperative Wholesale. In Hibbing, Edith Koivisto participated in numerous choral and theatrical groups. She also published articles frequently in the Hibbing newspapers and wrote many plays in Finnish and English as well as various histories of the Finnish Americans in the Hibbing area. Throughout her long life, she was deeply involved in cultural activities in the Hibbing area.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Valparaiso, Indiana, Chicago, Illinois, Duluth, Minnesota, Superior, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality Finnish; European
Keywords cooperatives, opera, clothing, education, temperance, politics, socialism, communism, marriage, emigration
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
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