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"Alppila" (2 copies)

Manuscript entitled "Alppila" (2 copies); Interviews with Mr. & Mrs. Herneshuhta, Mrs. Wiita, Mr. J. Kivisto, Mr. & Mrs. Rekola, some of the early settlers to Alppila; Song about Alppila entitled "Alppila Kontri"; Names, addresses, lot number, acres and prices paid by early settlers; History of Alppila school; List of Alppila residents in 1936.

"Archival Resources Relating to Finnish Canadians,"

Article by Edward Laine: "Archival Resources Relating to Finnish Canadians," from Archivaria. No. 7, 1978 ; Photocopy of cover page for Polyphony featuring "Finns in Ontario", Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1981 ; Article entitled ":Finnish-Canadian history to be on display in Thunder Bay high schools," from Education Ontario. December 1983 (2 copies) ; 'Finnish Experience" pamphlet ; "Life in Upper Canada" teaching unit, July 1967 ; Local History index compiled for the Instructional Materials Department of the Lakehead District Roman Catholic Separate School Board, 1976-1977 ; Curriculum Ideas Booklets for History, Intermediate Division, published by the Ministry of Education, 1977-1979 ; Curriculum Guideline Booklet for History, Intermediate Division, published by the Ministry of Education, 1977.


Manuscript entitled "Devon" (area is also known as Jackpine); Interviews with some of the early residents of the area; List of Finnish residents of Devon in 1936; List of teachers at Devon school 1937-61; Petition for school Devon S.S. #1, 1934.

"European and American Factors Attending the Confrontation Between Finnish Radical Labour and the Finnish Church.

  • Manuscript by Raymond W. Wargelin entitled "European and American Factors Attending the Confrontation Between Finnish Radical Labour and the Finnish Church During the Steel Strike of 1907 on the Mesabi Range." (1974). In depth study of the involvement of socialism, religion and history of the Finnish people and how it pertains to the strike.

"Finn Forum '79".

Introductory note to miniconference entitled "Finn Forum '79" held in Thunder Bay (2 copies); Program for Finn Forum '79" held in Toronto (1 original and 2 photocopies); Manuscript by Varpu Lindstrom-Best entitled "The Unbreachable Gulf: Division of the Finnish Community and Toronto Before the First World War" ( 1979); Manuscript by Lennard Sillanpaa entitled "Finns in the Sudbury Area" ( 1979).

"Finns and Scotch Lead Nationalities"

Newspaper article entitled "Finns and Scotch Lead Nationalities" regarding classification of culture and religion in Port Arthur in 1921, News Chronicle, December 28, 1921 ; page from Vapaus newspaper, Festival Edition, Tuesday, July 23, 1963, featuring announcements and articles regarding Suurjuhla (Grand Festival) held in Toronto, August 2-4, 1963. 1921-1963.


Manuscript entitled "Intola"; Interviews of early residents to area; List of teachers to Intola school, 1911- 45; List of Finnish residents of Intola 1936; Photocopied excerpt from "Kanadan Suomalaisten Kalenteri 1960" entitled "Intola, Ontario" written by Anna Koivu (1960) (with English translation); Map of Intola; Copied particulars from Board of Education minutes and cash book from S.S. #4 Mcintyre 1910-40: Finnish residents of Intola in 1915; List of original landowners from 1910-36.

"Kaministiqua and Pohjola"

Manuscript, entitled: "Kaministiqua and Pohjola"; Manuscript entitled "Pohjola"; Photocopied excerpt from "Siirtokansan Kalenteri" 1955, entitled "Kaministiquian ja Ympariston Suomalaisten Historiaa" written by Matti Herneshuhta; Interviews with early Finnish residents in area; Map of Kaministiqua area; Minutes and cashbook excerpts from S.S. #1 Ware Dawson Rd; List of teachers for S.S. #2 Ware & Dawson and S.S. #4 Ware and Forbes Schools


Manuscript entitled "Kivikoski" (2 copies); Photocopied scrapbook from Mrs. Irma Luhtala of newspaper clippings of obituaries 1940-50; Membership list to "ISKU" the Finnish-Canadian Amateur Sports Federation; Kivikoski graveyard headstone names; Interviews with Mrs. Luhtala, Mr. and Mrs. Erik Koukalainen (Korkola), Tauno Laine, Elma Wickstrom, Mrs. Helen Perry.


Manuscript entitled "Lappe" written by Chris Kouhi, describes the history of Lappe (1974, 3 copies); 2
photocopied newspaper articles entitled "New fire tower for Gorham" with picture of tower being built and "Oma tupa, oma lupa" (own home, own law) poem written by Valter Juva.

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