Repository: Finlandia University's Finnish American Historical Archive
Title: Arthur Oinas Oral History Interview
Interviewee: Oinas, Arthur -- 1893-1976
Description: Topics include his parents' emigration from Finland; lumber camps; copper mines and mining; school in Calumet, Mich.; the 1913 strike; Western Federation of Miners; Socialists in the mines; Finnish newspapers; World War I; farm life in Oskar, Mich.; selling produce during the Depression; the Congregational church in Hancock; the WPA; a dairy producers cooperative; Fourth of July celebrations; and religious life.
Subject 1: Finnish Americans -- Michigan -- Houghton County
Subject 2: Copper mines and mining -- Michigan -- Houghton County
Subject 3: United States -- Works Progress Administration
Classification: Generations
Michigan -- Copper mining
Michigan -- Copper Country
Work -- Mining
Institutions -- Finlandia University's Finnish American Archive
Michigan -- Business
Labor -- Labor movement
Ethnicity United States -- Finnish Americans
Great Depression
Labor -- Labor strikes -- 1913-1914 Copper Miners' Strike
Labor unions -- WFM - Western Federation of Miners
Work -- Farming
Immigration -- Michigan -- Upper Peninsula
Michigan -- Agriculture
Resource Type: Sound, Text
Language: English
Permissions & Copyright: Finnish American Historical Archive
Access Rights: open
Date Recorded: 1972-08-03
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Transcript Format: analog
Interviewer: Puotinen, Arthur
Collection Name: Oral History Collection
Oral History ID: OHP 1970s Oin
Date Of Record Creation: 2008-02-04 11:21:34 (W3C-DTF)
Collection ID: OHP 1970s
Date Of Record Release: 2008-02-09 09:41:38
Date Record Checked: 2008-02-04 (W3C-DTF)
Repository address: 601 Quincy St.
Date Last Modified: 2008-02-09 09:41:38 (W3C-DTF)
Repository city: Hancock
Repository state: Michigan
Repository URL: (URI)
Contact Name: Gary Kaunonen
Contact Email Address:

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