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Title The Story of My Life. Inez Hendrickson Jakkola
Author Hendrickson Jakkola, Inez
Date 29 Oct 1980- 22 Jun 1984
Document Type Personal Account; Photograph
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.1860-1984
Description Inez discusses life in Brainerd, her education and the racism she experienced from other children at school, employment, her family, the adoption of her son and activities she enjoyed throughout her life. There are considerable note on the 'Seurakunta', the Finnish church and religious services in Brainerd. There is also a copy of a pamphlet written in Finnish. Includes photographs of Inez.
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; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Finland
Country (to) United States of America
Places Brainerd, Minnesota, United States; Oulainen, Finland
Nationality Finnish; European; Scandinavian; Norwegian; Irish; Swedish
People Doby, Velma M
Keywords imemigrant, history, immigration, family, family records, biography, social life, occupation, entertainment, children, adoption, employment, education, fuel, health and sickness, death, pneumonia, teacher, push factors, citizenship, culture, railway, transport, travel, food, teacher, racism, xenophobia, discrimination, exclusion, domestic service, housewife, textiles, cooperatives, friendship, societies, church, religion
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; Finnish
Document(s) linked to Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 1]
Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 2]
Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 3]
Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 4]
Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 5]
Interview with Mrs Inez (Oscar) Jaakkola (Brainerd MN) [Part 6]
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