University of Minnesota

Heikkila, William, Papers

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Heikkila, William, 1906-1960.
Dates: 1947-1962
Abstract: Papers (1947-1962) of William Heikkila (1906-1960) consist of legal files relating to his deportation case, and newspaper clippings about the case.
Quantity: 3 linear ft.
Language: In English.
Collection ID: IHRC885

HISTORICAL SKETCH

William Heikkila (1906-1960) was born in Vehti, Finland. His father was a Finnish citizen residing in Minnesota and his mother, a native of Finland, was a naturalized American citizen. William Heikkila lived in the United States but was never naturalized. For this reason and because of his activities in the Communist Party during the 1930's, deportation proceedings were instituted against him in 1947. The trials and appeals continued until 1958, but attempts to deport Heikkila failed.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Heikkila, William collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Heikkila, William collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Heikkila, William Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related materials are located in the IHRC's Kenneth J. Enkel Collection.


Index Terms

Communists--United States.
Deportation--United States.
Finnish American Communists.
Finnish Americans--Political activity.

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