University of Minnesota

Torma-Silvola Family, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Torma-Silvola family.
Dates: 1901-1979
Abstract: The Torma-Silvola family papers (ca. 1901-1979) consist largely of scrap-books; photographs; and organizational materials from various Finnish American groups.
Quantity: 9 linear ft.
Language: In English and Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC2607

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Fred Torma (b. 1888 ) was born in Kihnio province, Finland, and came to Nashwauk, Minnesota in 1906, where he married Hilma Lempea. He was involved in formation of the Elanto Cooperative (Nashwauk, Minnesota) in 1908 and was a board member of the Central Cooperative Wholesale (Superior, Wisconsin). He was also active in the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society. Richard H. Silvola (b. 1899 ) was born in Soudan, Minnesota. He was in the armed forces and was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for ten years. In 1932, he married Sylvia Torma, daughter of Fred and Hilma Torma. Silvola was active in many organizations including the Finlandia Foundation, Suoma Seura, the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society, and cooperative organizations.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Torma-Silvola Family collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Torma-Silvola Family collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Torma-Silvola Family Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Cooperative societies--Wisconsin--Superior.
Finnish Americans--Minnesota--Nashwauk.
Cooperative societies--Minnesota--Nashwauk.
Legislators--Minnesota.

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