|Creator:||Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970.|
|Abstract:||Papers (1952-1964), of Walfrid J. Jokinen (1915-1970) consist of biographical material; correspondence, mainly regarding Jokinen's translation of Hans R. Wasastjerna's Minnesotan Suomalisten Historia and resulting disputes; a manuscript, "The Finns in Minnesota: A Social History:; and research reports and miscellany.|
|Quantity:||1.5 linear ft.|
|Language:||In English and Finnish.|
Walfrid J. Jokinen (1915-1970) was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, the son of Finnish immigrants. He attended elementary and high school in Keewatin, Minnesota and after graduating worked as a reporter for Industrialisti (Duluth, Minn.). In 1940, he went to California and while there married Elsie Ekholm. He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946, then attended the University of Minnesota; he received his B.A. in sociology in 1951. Jokinen attended graduate school at Louisiana State University and after receiving his Ph.D. taught there and became chairman of the Sociology Department. Jokinen's great interest was the Finns. He was contributing editor to Hans R. Wasastjerna's Minnesota Suomalaisten Historia (History of the Finns in Minnesota).
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The Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970 Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
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