University of Minnesota

Velsek, Jenny Lahti, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Dates: ca. 1920
Abstract: Papers (ca. 1920) of Jenny Lahti Velsek consist of two IWW songbooks, two notebooks belonging to Alex Wattuaho of Iron River, Mich., and a Finnish primer used by Jenny Lahti Velsek as a young girl. Also included is a poster dated 1987 of a memorial meeting for Fred Thompson.
Quantity: 1 linear in.
Language: English and Finnish
Collection ID: IHRC2788

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Jenny Lahti Velsek was born in northern Wisconsin to Finnish immigrant parents who belonged and were active in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). She lived in Chicago, Illinois for many decades and was married to Charles Velsek, secretary of the Czech American branch of the IWW. She was a close friend of Fred Thompson, noted IWW historian and writer.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Velsek, Jenny Lahti collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Velsek, Jenny Lahti collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Velsek, Jenny Lahti Papers, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Velsek, Jenny Lahti
Velsek, Charles
Wattuaho, Alex
Thompson, Fred
Industrial Workers of the World

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