University of Minnesota

Kyyhkynen, Alex, Papers

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IHRC


Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Kyyhkynen, Alex, 1888-1984.
Dates: 1940-1979
Abstract: Papers (1940-1979) of Alex Kyyhkynen (1888-1984) consist of personal material and records of Finnish American organizations in Minnesota, particularly the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society.
Quantity: 18 linear ft.
Language: In Finnish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1310

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Alex Kyyhkynen (1888-1984) was born in Kemijarvi, Finland. In 1910, he came to Duluth, Minnesota, where he opened the Dove Clothing Store. Throughout his long life, Kyyhkynen was active in Finnish American organizations. He was a founder and president of the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society, a member of the Finnish American fraternity, The Knights of Kaleva, active in the Messiah Lutheran Church (Duluth, Minn.), and instrumental in publication of Hans R. Wasastjerna's History of the Finns in Minnesota. He also served as Finnish Consul for Northern Minnesota and was awarded the First Class Knight of the White Rose Order of Finland in 1965.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kyyhkynen, Alex collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Kyyhkynen, Alex collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Kyyhkynen, Alex Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related materials are located in the Alex Kyyhkynen oral history in the IHRC's Minnesota Finnish American Family History Collection.


Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Minnesota--Duluth--Societies, etc.
Finnish American businessmen--Minnesota--Duluth.
History--Societies, etc.
Diplomatic and consular service, Finnish--Minnesota--Duluth.

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