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Collection Details


Collection Name: Finlandia Society of Albuquerque Oral History
Repository Name: University of New Mexico. Zimmerman Library. Center for Southwest Research [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Local Identifier: MSS 607 BC
URL: http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss607bc/nmu1%23mss607bc_m3.html
Dates Spanned: 1985-
Description: This oral history collection consists of thirty-six (36) interviews recorded on thirty-three (33), ninety-minute cassette tapes. There are no transcripts although interview summaries written by Rev. Wargelin are included. In general, the interviews address topics including birthplace, kinship, immigration, settlement, school, family, employment, language acquisition, and the role that religion played in preserving Finnish national customs and culture abroad. Archival copies of the cassette tapes are located in the Center for Southwest Research vault; second copies for patron use are housed within the manuscript collection.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 36
Broad Subjects: Ethnic groups; Sociology
ASP Subjects: Albuquerque, NM; Culture; Emigration and immigration; Family--History; Finland; Finnish Americans; Land settlement; New Mexico; Oral history; Traditions; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000220