University of Minnesota

Hoglund, A. William, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Hoglund, A. William
Dates: ca. 1920-2004
Abstract: Collection consists of both published and unpublished materials pertaining predominantly to the history of the Finnish American community, however, many other ethnic groups are well-represented also. In addition to immigration history, subjects such as agricultural history, role of intellectualls in society and radical movement are covered as well. Materials include personal and work related correspondence, family records, papers and resources related to A.W. Hoglund's teaching career, scrapbooks, posters and photographs.
Quantity: ca. 300 linear ft.
Language: English, Finnish
Collection ID: IHRC3325


Collection donated by Prof. A. William Hoglund (University of Connecticut) to the IHRC in August 2004.


Born in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, A.W. Hoglund spent his childhood on a farm in upper New York state where his parents purchased land forming - with a number of other Finnish immigrants - a community with a strong Finnish American character. A.W. Hoglund studied at Cornell University, received his PhD from the History Department at the Univeristy of Wisconsin in Madison. After graduation he taught history at Muskingum College, Ohio, before joining the History Department at the University of Connecticut in Storrs where his career spanned over 30 years (1961-1997). During spring of 1998 he was the Government of Finland and David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor of Finnish Studies at the University of Minnesota. Among many other published works, he is the author of the "Finnish Immigrants in America, 1880-1920" (1960), "Union list of Finnish newspapers published by Finns in the United States and Canada, 1876-1985" (1985) and "Immigrants and their children in the United States : a bibliography of doctoral dissertations, 1885-1982" (1986).

In 2004, he was awarded by the Republic of Finland the Medal of the White Rose. A. William Hoglund died in 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


The Hoglund, A. William collection is available for public research.


The Hoglund, A. William collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Hoglund, A. William Papers, Finnish American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

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Immigration issues
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