Repository: Finlandia University's Finnish American Historical Archive
Title: Alexander Nelson Oral History Interview
Interviewee: Nelson, Alexander, 1900-1986
Description: Topics include his grandparents coming from Norway; moving first to Hancock and then to Calumet, Mich.; different ethnic groups; the 1913 strike; the Italian Hall disaster; the YMCA; Fourth of July; sports; Prohibition; gambling; the board of trade in Houghton, Mich.; Finns, Italians, Mexicans, and Germans in Copper Country; his restaurant and bar business (1920s-1940s); the Depression; politics; temperance; tourism; home remedies and medical care; recreation; and churches in Calumet.
Subject 1: Italian Hall Disaster, Calumet, Mich., 1913
Subject 2: Temperance -- Michigan -- Houghton County
Subject 3: Traditional medicine -- Michigan -- Houghton County
Classification: Institutions -- Finlandia University's Finnish American Archive
Ethnicity United States -- Finnish Americans
Great Depression
Rights & democracy
Labor -- Labor movement -- General strikes
Labor unions
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Finnish American Historical Archive
Access Rights: open
Date Recorded: 1972-07-28
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: Analog
Interviewer: Jalkanen, Paul
Collection Name: Oral History Collection
Oral History ID: OHP 1970s Nel
Date Of Record Creation: 2008-01-31 10:10:21 (W3C-DTF)
Collection ID: OHP 1970s
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-31 12:00:09
Date Record Checked: 2008-01-31 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 601 Quincy St.
Date Last Modified: 2008-01-31 12:00:09 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Hancock
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Gary Kaunonen
Contact Email Address:

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