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Title Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 1]
Author Jaakkola, Inez
Date 22 Jun 1984
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Jaakkola, Inez
Interviewer Doby, Velma
Date of Recording 22 Jun 1984
Duration 00:31:16
Reference IHRC1560, Box 2, Folder J-1
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Minnesota Finnish American Family History Project, c.1860-1985
Description Inez Jaakkola begins by talking about her mother's failed wedding and her father's life when he first came to America and settled in Minnesota. Her mother worked as a midwife and Inez came to the United States when she was eight years old. She descibes how they already had citizenship papers when she arrived, working in a prison and how the Finns got on with other nationalities. For much of the interview, the participants are looking through a scrapbook.
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
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Brainerd, New York Mills, Minnesota, United States; Canada
Nationality Finnish; Irish; Swedish; Norwegian; Danish; European
Keywords marriage, family, employment, tailor, death, poverty, citizenship, farming, livestock, food
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English; Finnish
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