University of Minnesota

Antti Kopra, Ester Saksinen and Lennart Kopra Collection

Finding Aid


IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1915-1986
Abstract: Collection consists of family correspondence between Antti Kopra and his relatives in Finland, also his children Leo, Weikko, Lennart and Esther and other correspondents. Antti Kopra resided in Butte, Montana, and San Francisco, California, and maintained correspondence with several relatives in Finland. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of articles, postcards, printed matter and other materials documenting the life and work of the various Kopra family members, materials pertaining to Antti, Ester (Saksinen) and Lennart Kopra are particularly rich.
Quantity: 5 linear ft.
Language: Finnish and English
Collection ID: IHRC3879


Collection donated to the IHRC Archives by Martha Kopra of Austin, Texas, in 2009-2014. The materials were compiled, organized and annotated by Martha Kopra.


Antti Kopra (1890-1968) and Ester Elisabeth Saksinen (1884-1954) arrived in New York City on November 21, 1914, from Finland and raised four children in the United States and Canada.


The Kopra Family collection is available for public research.


The Kopra Family collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Kopra Family Collection, Finnish American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Family life



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