University of Minnesota

Ahola, Lydia, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Ahola, Lydia
Dates: ca.1920s-1970s
Abstract: Papers of Lydia Ahola include minutes and news clippings related to the activities of the Finnish Relief Committee, Virginia, MN, three Finnish song books, sheet music, and nine publications.
Quantity: 1 lin.ft.
Language: Finnish and English
Collection ID: IHRC110

PROVENANCE

Donated to the IHRC by Irma Ahola Becker, Lydia's daughter, of Rapid City, South Dakota, in 2001.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Lydia Ahola was a singer, musician, etc. from Virginia, Minnesota. She served as a secretary of the Finnish Relief Committee organized in 1939 in Virginia, and as a chair or co-chair of some of the fund-raising activities.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Papers of Lydia Ahola include minutes and news clippings related to the activities of the Finnish Relief Committee, Virginia, MN, three Finnish song books, sheet music, and nine publications (Siirtokansan kalenteri, 1952; The Finnish Pioneers of Minnesota by John I. Kolehmainen, 1944; Bull Fight in the Sauna and Other Finnish Dialect Verses, n.d. and Finglish Fables and Other Finnish Dialect Verses by Heino A. "Hap" Puotinen, 1969; Bobbi, Father of the Finnish White-Tailed Deer by Mary Sharp and Matt Niemi, 1979; Who's Who Among Finnish-Americans, 1949; Westward Ho - Fare Paid, The Story of a Round-the-World Holiday by Emil Hurja, 1936; a picture-book of Helsinki, 1937, and a brochure of Virginia, MN).


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Ahola, Lydia collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Ahola, Lydia collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regrading the copyright, please contact the IHRC.


CITE AS

The Ahola, Lydia Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish
Social services
Ahola, Lydia
Finnish Relief Committee (Virginia, Minn.)
Minnesota

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