University of Minnesota

Makela, Reino, 1915-1977, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Makela, Reino, 1915-1979.
Dates: 1931-1981
Abstract: Papers (1931-1981) of Reino Makela (1915-1979) consist of letters he wrote from the Soviet Union (Karelia) to his childhood and youth friend Eva Helen Erickson residing in the U.S. Makela was born in the United States and emigrated with his family to Karelia in the Soviet Union in 1931.
Quantity: 0.5 linear in.
Language: In English.
Collection ID: IHRC1431

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Reino Makela (1915-1979) was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, the son of immigrant parents from Finland. In 1931, the entire family migrated to Karelia in the U.S.S.R., where Reino married and worked most of his life as a lumberjack. Several family members, including Reino's youngest brother and his father-in-law were imprisoned during the Finno-Russian conflict of 1939-1940.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Makela, Reino collection is available for public research.

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The Makela, Reino, collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Makela, Reino, Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Personal narratives.

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