University of Minnesota

Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970.
Dates: 1952-1964
Abstract: Papers (1952-1964), of Walfrid J. Jokinen (1915-1970) consist of biographical material; correspondence, mainly regarding Jokinen's translation of Hans R. Wasastjerna's Minnesotan Suomalisten Historia and resulting disputes; a manuscript, "The Finns in Minnesota: A Social History:; and research reports and miscellany.
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Language: In English and Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC1146

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Walfrid J. Jokinen (1915-1970) was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, the son of Finnish immigrants. He attended elementary and high school in Keewatin, Minnesota and after graduating worked as a reporter for Industrialisti (Duluth, Minn.). In 1940, he went to California and while there married Elsie Ekholm. He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946, then attended the University of Minnesota; he received his B.A. in sociology in 1951. Jokinen attended graduate school at Louisiana State University and after receiving his Ph.D. taught there and became chairman of the Sociology Department. Jokinen's great interest was the Finns. He was contributing editor to Hans R. Wasastjerna's Minnesota Suomalaisten Historia (History of the Finns in Minnesota).


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


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The Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970 collection is available for public research.

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CITE AS

The Jokinen, Walfrid J., 1915-1970 Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Minnesota--History.
Sociologists.
College teachers.

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