|Creator:||Makela, Reino, 1915-1979.|
|Abstract:||Papers (1931-1981) of Reino Makela (1915-1979) consist of letters he wrote from the Soviet Union (Karelia) to his childhood and youth friend Eva Helen Erickson residing in the U.S. Makela was born in the United States and emigrated with his family to Karelia in the Soviet Union in 1931.|
|Quantity:||0.5 linear in.|
Reino Makela (1915-1979) was born in Ishpeming, Michigan, the son of immigrant parents from Finland. In 1931, the entire family migrated to Karelia in the U.S.S.R., where Reino married and worked most of his life as a lumberjack. Several family members, including Reino's youngest brother and his father-in-law were imprisoned during the Finno-Russian conflict of 1939-1940.
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The Makela, Reino, Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
|Finnish Americans--Personal narratives.|
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