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Audio recordings

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  • 1970 - 2006 (Creation)

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30 audio cassettes, 5 VHS tapes, 1 35mm tape

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Series consists of oral history cassette interviews with Finnish immigrants in and around Thunder Bay in 1974-79. Themes from the interviews on Finnish immigration to Thunder Bay, 1876-1914 and history of Finnish settlements in the rural Thunder Bay regions. Interviews provided the material and formed the basis of the Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society's (TBFCHS) Bay Street Projects 1-2. Also includes specific interviews by Einar Nordstrom and Roy Mannila on the labour and union activities at the Lakehead with a particular emphasis on the Finnish community and socialist movements. Cassette recordings, once completed, were shared with the Multicultural History Society of Ontario.

Various other recordings include Isku Club sports history, Finns in Sport in Canada, TBFCHS meetings, Raija Warkentin, Multicultural seminar, Finnish Independence, Human Rights Conference. Also a copy of a VHS recording from Mother Tongue Production of Aina Wilen: fighting for the Franchise (Finnish) originally released in 2006. Aina became one of the many Finnish Canadians to fight for enfranchisement.

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  • English
  • Finnish

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