University of Minnesota

Paloheimo, Yrjo A. and Leonora T., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1945-1986
Abstract: Papers contain correspondence, reports, news clippings, and press releases relating to his consular activities; also minutes, annual reports, news releases, and newsletter drafts relating to the founding and early years of the Finlandia Foundation. Papers also reflect philanthropic projects of the Paloheimos, their participation in social and organizational activities in Southern California, and personal records and correspondence with family members in the United States and Finland.
Quantity: ca. 12.5 linear ft.
Language: English and Finnish
Collection ID: IHRC2027

PROVENANCE/PROCESSING

Collection acquired in 1992 from Leonora Paloheimo of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was processed in 2005 by Johanna Leinonen and further by Sarah Barakat in 2014.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Yrjo A. Paloheimo (1899-1986) was founder of the Finlandia Foundation and Consul of Finland for Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Leonora T. Paloheimo (1903-1999) was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Thomas and Leonora Curtin. After the death of her father, she moved with her mother to Pasadena, California. In 1946, she married Yrjo Paloheimo, a Finnish diplomat. She was instrumental in supporting many philanthropic projects, particularly in California and New Mexico, such as the Pasadena Historical Society or the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in Santa Fe.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Paloheimo, Yrjo A. and Leonora T. collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Paloheimo, Yrjo A. and Leonora T. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC Archives.


CITE AS

The Paloheimo, Yrjo A. and Leonora T. Papers, Finnish American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

The Finlandia Foundation Records (IHRC3379)


Index Terms

Paloheimo, Yrjo A. 1889-1986
Paloheimo, Leonora T. (Curtin)
Finland--Consulate (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Finland--Embassy (United States)
Finlandia Foundation

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1948-1950
FOLDER 2. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1951-1953
FOLDER 3. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1954
FOLDER 4. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1955
FOLDER 5. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1956


BOX 2.

FOLDER 1. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1957
FOLDER 2. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1958-1959
FOLDER 3. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1961
FOLDER 4. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1962
FOLDER 5. Invitations to Social Events and Diplomatic Functions 1963-1964
FOLDER 6. Consular Credentials 1947-1961
FOLDER 7. Manual: "Temporary Instructions for Finnish Honorary Consular Officers" 1947
FOLDER 8. Annual Reports of Consular Activities 1950-1961


BOX 3.

FOLDER 1. Official Consular Correspondance 1947-1948
FOLDER 2. Official Consular Correspondance 1949
FOLDER 3. Official Consular Correspondance 1950
FOLDER 4. Official Consular Correspondance 1950
FOLDER 5. Official Consular Correspondance 1952-1953


BOX 4.

FOLDER 1. Official Consular Correspondance 1954-1955
FOLDER 2. Official Consular Correspondance 1956-1957
FOLDER 3. Official Consular Correspondance 1958-1959
FOLDER 4. Official Consular Correspondance 1960-1961
FOLDER 5. Official Consular Correspondance 1962-1963
FOLDER 6. Stamp Requests 1949-1962


BOX 5.

FOLDER 1. Translation Requests 1948-1950
FOLDER 2. Translation Requests 1951-1953
FOLDER 3. Translation Requests 1954-1962
FOLDER 4. Certificates of Notarial Signatures 1948-1953
FOLDER 5. Certificates of Notarial Signatures 1954-1962
FOLDER 6. Requests for Information on Finland 1948-1958
FOLDER 7. Requests for Information on Finland 1959-1962
FOLDER 8. Honorary Decorations 1955-1962


BOX 6.

FOLDER 1. Formal Speaking Invitations 1948
FOLDER 2. Speaking Engagements 1955
FOLDER 3. Applications for Vias and Passports 1948-1954
FOLDER 4. Applications for Vias and Passports 1955-1962
FOLDER 5. U.S. Visa Extensions 1959-1962
FOLDER 6. Documents for Visa Applications n.d.
FOLDER 7. Correspondence on the Olof Hollsten Case 1953-1955
FOLDER 8. Deportation Cases 1953-1959
FOLDER 9. Legal Matters 1950-1954
FOLDER 10. Legal Matters 1961-1962
FOLDER 11. Military Service 1952-1956


BOX 7.

FOLDER 1. Missing Person Inquiries 1948
FOLDER 2. Missing Person Inquiries 1950-1953
FOLDER 3. Missing Person Inquiries 1954-1958
FOLDER 4. Missing Person Inquiries 1961-1962
FOLDER 5. Correspondence - Mrs. Ester M. Munsterhjelm 1953-1960
FOLDER 6. Finnish Seamen 1947-1949
FOLDER 7. Finnish Seamen 1950-1953
FOLDER 8. Finnish Seamen 1953-1962
FOLDER 9. Shipping Information-Port of Los Angeles 1951-1961
FOLDER 10. Reports of Arrivals and Departures of Finnish ships 1956-1961
FOLDER 11. Trade, Miscellany 1950-1955


BOX 8.

FOLDER 1. Finnish Foreign Trade Association 1954-1958
FOLDER 2. Finnish Foreign Trade Association 1959-1960
FOLDER 3. Newsletters of the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce 1961-1962
FOLDER 4. Reception for the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce 1964
FOLDER 5. Los Angeles Chambre of Commerce 1954-1958
FOLDER 6. Los Angeles Chambre of Commerce 1960-1962
FOLDER 7. Firms Representing Finnish Manufacturers and Exporters in the U.S. 1951
FOLDER 8. Waertsila Corporation 1950-1960
FOLDER 9. Finnish China and Glassware 1951-1961


BOX 9.

FOLDER 1. Trade Inquiries 1948-1953
FOLDER 2. Trade Inquiries 1954-1959
FOLDER 3. Travel and Trade Inquiries 1952-1959
FOLDER 4. Travel Inquiries 1961-1963
FOLDER 5. Finnish National Travel Office 1949-1953
FOLDER 6. Finnish National Travel Office 1958-1962
FOLDER 7. Scandinavian Airlines System 1959-1960
FOLDER 8. Accomodation Rates in Los Angeles n.d.
FOLDER 9. Visitors from Finland 1953
FOLDER 10. Visitors from Finland 1955-1958
FOLDER 11. Visitors from Finland 1960-1962


BOX 10.

FOLDER 1. Students from Finland 1954-1957
FOLDER 2. Finnish Committee on Study and Training in the U.S 1946-1948
FOLDER 3. Center for International Students and Visitors, L.A. 1953-1954
FOLDER 4. School Brochures 1950-1962
FOLDER 5. Exchange Study in the U.S. 1953-1962
FOLDER 6. Finland's Language Laws 1922 & 1962
FOLDER 7. Helsinki University Chorus Visit 1953
FOLDER 8. Helsinki University Chorus Visit 1953


BOX 11.

FOLDER 1. Reception for Ambassador Nykopp and Minister Simonen 1956
FOLDER 2. National Ballet Theatre of Finland 1959
FOLDER 3. National Ballet Theatre of Finland 1959
FOLDER 4. Ambassador Raphael Seppälä's Visit 1960
FOLDER 5. President Kekkonen's Visit to Los Angeles 1961
FOLDER 6. President Kekkonen's Visit to Los Angeles 1961
FOLDER 7. President Kekkonen's Visit to the U.S. 1961


BOX 12.

FOLDER 1. Miss Universe Armi Kuusela 1952
FOLDER 2. International Music Olympiad in Pasadena 1952
FOLDER 3. Olympic Film 1953
FOLDER 4. Sibelius 90th Birthday Festival , Pasadena, CA 1955
FOLDER 5. Scandinavian Radio Show 1958
FOLDER 6. Contemporary Finnish Architecture Exhibition, L.A. 1956
FOLDER 7. Exhibits 1960-1963
FOLDER 8. Reception Celebrating the Finnish Exhibit at the Los Angeles Home Show 1962
FOLDER 9. Reception for Hjordis Kittel Parker 1964


BOX 13.

FOLDER 1. Finnish American Organizations and Societies 1954-1961
FOLDER 2. Suomi - Kerho of California 1961
FOLDER 3. Los Angeles Finnish Congregational Church 1961
FOLDER 4. Finnish Lutheran Church 1961-1962
FOLDER 5. Consulate General of Finland, Tokyo, Japan 1953-1954
FOLDER 6. Correspondence-Vice Consulate of Finland, Pasadena, CA 1951-1956
FOLDER 7. Consulate General of Finland, San Francisco, CA 1961-1963
FOLDER 8. Consulate of Finland in Los Angeles 1962-1963
FOLDER 9. Legation of Finland, Washington, D.C. 1949-1953
FOLDER 10. Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C. 1954-1958
FOLDER 11. Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C. 1961-1962
FOLDER 12. Press Releases-Embassy of Finland, Washington, D.C. 1945-1957
FOLDER 13. Press Releases-Embassy of Finland and Ministry for Foreign Affairs 1958-1962


BOX 14.

FOLDER 1. Consulate General of Finland, New York, NY 1948-1949
FOLDER 2. Consulate General of Finland, New York, NY 1950-1952
FOLDER 3. Consulate General of Finland, New York, NY 1953-1955
FOLDER 4. Consulate General of Finland, New York, NY 1956-1961
FOLDER 5. Press Releases-Consulate General of Finland, New York, NY 1953-1957


BOX 15.

FOLDER 1. Consular Corps of Los Angeles 1948-1949
FOLDER 2. Consular Corps of Los Angeles 1953-1956
FOLDER 3. Consular Corps of Los Angeles 1957-1959
FOLDER 4. Consular Corps of Los Angeles 1960-1962
FOLDER 5. Consular Corps of Los Angeles 1963-1964
FOLDER 6. International Institute of Los Angeles 1960-1961
FOLDER 7. Los Angeles World Affairs Concil 1960-1962
FOLDER 8. Governmental Affairs Institute 1960
FOLDER 9. United Nations Publications 1950-1955
FOLDER 10. Department of Motor Vehicles, California 1948-1960


BOX 16.

FOLDER 1. Correspondence with Newspapers 1950-1959
FOLDER 2. Correspondence Log 1951-1958
FOLDER 3. RSVPs to Receptions 1955
FOLDER 4. RSVPs to Receptions 1955
FOLDER 5. RSVPs to Receptions 1955
FOLDER 6. RSVPs to Receptions 1962
FOLDER 7. Handwritten Notes, Receipts, and Miscellany 1959-1963


BOX 17.

FOLDER 1. School Brochures 1915-1959
FOLDER 2. Children's School Notices and Reports 1951-1961
FOLDER 3. Children's School Notices and Reports 1951-1961
FOLDER 4. Correspondence-Nina Paloheimo's School 1958-1961
FOLDER 5. Children's Schools-Miscellaneous Matters 1949-1959
FOLDER 6. Children's Applications for Reentry Permit 1951-1956
FOLDER 7. Summer Camps 1954-1961
FOLDER 8. Correspondence-Gibson, Dunn, and Grutcher 1961


BOX 18.

FOLDER 1. Boy Scouts of America, Troop 5, Pasadena, CA 1957-1960
FOLDER 2. Children's Hobbies 1957
FOLDER 3. Receipts-Nina Paloheimo 1955-1960
FOLDER 4. Receipts-Nina Paloheimo 1960-1961
FOLDER 5. Receipts-Nina Paloheimo 1962-1963
FOLDER 6. Correspondence-Eric Paloheimo 1967-1976
FOLDER 7. Correspondence-Nina Paloheimo 1982-1983
FOLDER 8. Photograph Album n.d.
FOLDER 9. Valley Hunt Club, Pasadena, CA 1961-1988


BOX 19.

FOLDER 1. Travel Materials 1964
FOLDER 2. Trip to Europe 1965
FOLDER 3. Car Purchases 1958-1963
FOLDER 4. American Automobile Association 1980
FOLDER 5. Guarantees 1942-1962
FOLDER 6. Magazine and Newspaper Subscriptions 1958-1986
FOLDER 7. Receipts for Fur Storage 1960-1963
FOLDER 8. Materials for House Building 1960
FOLDER 9. Budget 1948
FOLDER 10. Miscellaneous Receipts 1948-1961


BOX 20.

FOLDER 1. Business Matters 1946-1963
FOLDER 2. Poloheimo's Rental Properties 1950-1961
FOLDER 3. Reference Material on Santa Fe, NM 1950's
FOLDER 4. Bills and Receipts, Santa Fe 1960
FOLDER 5. El Ojito House 1951
FOLDER 6. El Torseo Plumbing and Electrical Installation 1952-1953
FOLDER 7. Hidalgo and La Loma House Inventories n.d.
FOLDER 8. Correspondence-Facundo Pino, La Loma Ranch 1948-1961
FOLDER 9. Correspondence to Santa Fe, NM 1948-1963
FOLDER 10. Correspondence-Berthold Schwallbach 1950-1952
FOLDER 11. Correspondence-J.B. Jackson 1951-1960
FOLDER 12. Correspondence-Mr. and Mrs. Tuure Lammentaus 1959-1960
FOLDER 13. International Association of Cheifs of Police 1983
FOLDER 14. California Unemployment Insurance 1960-1962
FOLDER 15. Employers' Report of Injury 1960-1963


BOX 21.

FOLDER 1. Correspondence-H.J. Schiesswohl and Y.A. Paloheimo 1947-1954
FOLDER 2. Correspondence-H.J. Schiesswohl and Y.A. Paloheimo 1955-1961
FOLDER 3. Correspondence-H.J. Schiesswohl and Leonora Paloheimo 1946-1961
FOLDER 4. Business Correspondence-Mrs. Thomas Curtin 1945-1962
FOLDER 5. Personal Correspondence-Mrs. Thomas Curtin 1951-1963
FOLDER 6. Correspondence-Finland 1958-1976
FOLDER 7. Correspondence-Finland 1979-1986


BOX 22.

FOLDER 1. Correspondence with Kansallis-Osake-Pankki on Kallio-Kuninkala Mansion 1971-1977
FOLDER 2. Correspondence with Pekka Laitinen on Kallo-Kuninkala Mansion 1972-1977
FOLDER 3. Correspondence with Kai Mannerheimo on Kallio-Kuninkala Mansion 1974
FOLDER 4. Pito-Kartano, Kallio-Kuninkala Mansion 1976-1977
FOLDER 5. Bills and Receipts from Finland 1980-1981


BOX 23.

FOLDER 1. Yrjo and Leonora Paloheimo Foundation 1965-1974
FOLDER 2. Correspondence-Paloheimo Scholarship and Foundation 1978-1985
FOLDER 3. Paloheimo Foundation Account Statements 1980-1984
FOLDER 4. Scholarship for Mrs. Sirkka Germain 1983
FOLDER 5. Correspondence-Marja Eloheimo 1983
FOLDER 6. Kerttu Paloheimo Orphanage Foundation 1947-1970
FOLDER 7. Clippings on Finland 1948-1959


BOX 24.

FOLDER 1. Eulogy for H.G. Paloheimo 1964
FOLDER 2. K.A. Paloheimo Memorial 1977
FOLDER 3. Correspondence-Finnish Relatives 1973-1977
FOLDER 4. Correspondence-Kirsti Paloheimo 1972-1985
FOLDER 5. Correspondence-Paaro and Anni Paloheimo 1972-1977
FOLDER 6. Correspondence-Erkki Paloheimo 1973-1977
FOLDER 7. Correspondence-Martti and Hele Paloheimo 1974-1979
FOLDER 8. Clippings from relatives in Finland 1976-1977
FOLDER 9. Correspondence with family, friends, acquaintances 1951-1963


BOX 25.

FOLDER 1. Arvi Paloheimo Visit 1977
FOLDER 2. Correspondence-Finnish Americans 1966-1982
FOLDER 3. Correspondence-Finnish Americans 1982-1986
FOLDER 4. Finnish American Archives 1981-1983
FOLDER 5. Finnish Veteran's Club 1967-1984
FOLDER 6. Finnish Music 1955
FOLDER 7. Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study 1981
FOLDER 8. Jean Sibelius in Memoriam 1957
FOLDER 9. Miscellaneous Personal Correspondence 1948-1949
FOLDER 10. Leonara Curtin: "Gallant Sprouts" 1944
FOLDER 11. Inscribed "Kalela" Booklet 1970


BOX 26.

FOLDER 1. Addresser-Finns, Professionals 1950s
FOLDER 2. Addresses-Individuals 1950s
FOLDER 3. Addresses-Companies, Individuals, Finns, Ca. 1955-1964
FOLDER 4. Invitations from Finnish Consulates 1975-1984
FOLDER 5. Consulate General of Finland, San Francisco, CA 1976-1978
FOLDER 6. Ambassador Jaakko Iloniemi, Washington, D.C. 1981-1983
FOLDER 7. Correspondence-Mika Enckell 1981
FOLDER 8. Correspondence-California 1950-1983
FOLDER 9. Correspondence-England 1965-1967
FOLDER 10. Miscellaneous Correspondence 1981-1983


BOX 27.

FOLDER 1. Establishment of the Finlandia Foundation 1953-1954
FOLDER 2. Finlandia Foundation-Reference Publications 1952-1955
FOLDER 3. Executive Committee of Finlandia Foundation 1953-1957
FOLDER 4. Finlandia Foundation Annual Meeting 1956
FOLDER 5. Finlandia Foundation Annual Meeting 1957
FOLDER 6. Finlandia Foundation Annual Meeting 1962
FOLDER 7. Finlandia Foundation - Kalerala Day 1947-1956
FOLDER 8. Finlandia Foundation-3 Essays on the Kalerala 1955
FOLDER 9. Finlandia Foundation News Release 1955
FOLDER 10. Finlandia Review Number 1, "Finland-U.S.A" 1955
FOLDER 11. Annual Reports of Finlandia Foundation 1959-1960
FOLDER 12. Finlandia Foundation-Finnish Songs 1960


BOX 28.

FOLDER 1. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Editing 1954-1955
FOLDER 2. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1955
FOLDER 3. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1956
FOLDER 4. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1956
FOLDER 5. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1957
FOLDER 6. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1957
FOLDER 7. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1957
FOLDER 8. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1958
FOLDER 9. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter-Drafts 1958
FOLDER 10. Finlandia Foundation Newsletter 1959
FOLDER 11. Finlandia Foundation in Newspapers 1980
FOLDER 12. Finlandia Foundation Trust 1984-1985
FOLDER 13. Finlandia Foundation Chapters 1984-1991
FOLDER 14. Finlandia Foundation Annual Meeting 1985


BOX 29.

FOLDER 1. Correspondence-Finlandia Foundation and Leonora Paloheimo 1986-1991
FOLDER 2. Finlandia Foundation, Miscellany 1958-1986
FOLDER 3. Membership Cards 1952-1962
FOLDER 4. Leif Erickson Association, Inc., Los Angeles 1957-1963
FOLDER 5. American Scandinavian Foundation 1954-1962
FOLDER 6. American Scandinavian Foundation, Southern California Chapter 1953-1963
FOLDER 7. American Scandinavian Foundation, Santa Barbara Chapter 1961-1963
FOLDER 8. The American Scandinavian Review 1960-1962


BOX 30.

FOLDER 1. League of Finnish-American Societies 1979-1985
FOLDER 2. Scandinavia/Santa Fe 1983-1985
FOLDER 3. Finnish Olympic Association, Inc. 1984
FOLDER 4. North Idaho College-Study in Finland 1984-1985
FOLDER 5. Miscellaneous Bulletins 1990-1991
FOLDER 6. Design in Scandinavia Exhibits 1953-1957
FOLDER 7. Design in Scandinavia Exhibits 1957
FOLDER 8. Finnish Design, ca 1960
FOLDER 9. Finnish Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe 1953-1954
FOLDER 10. Finnish Folk Art Museum-Elri Somppi Correspondence 1978
FOLDER 11. Photos-Finnish Folk Art n.d.
FOLDER 12. Museum of International Folk Art, New Mexico 1960
FOLDER 13. Correspondence-Mr. R. Stanton Avery 1978-1982
FOLDER 14. Correspondence-Dr. Bernard L. Fontana 1982-1985
FOLDER 15. Santa Fe Opera-Aulis Sallinen 1986


BOX 31.

FOLDER 1. Pasadena Historical Society 1975-1979
FOLDER 2. Pasadena Historical Society 1980-1981
FOLDER 3. Pasadena Historical Society 1982-1983
FOLDER 4. Pasadena Historical Society 1984-1985


BOX 32.

FOLDER 1. Santa Barbara and Pasadena Historical Societies Tour to New Mexico 1982
FOLDER 2. Sister Cities Pasadena, CA, and Jarrenpaa, Finland 1981-1985
FOLDER 3. Paintings by American Indians Exhibit in Finland 1973
FOLDER 4. American Indian Museum/Finlandia Institute Project 1983-1984
FOLDER 5. American Indian Museum/Finlandia Institute Project 1985


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