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View Resource Walter Bergman Oral History

Interview with Warner Plug chronicling his activities as a socialist and an educator in Detroit in the 1920’s and 1930’s, his work with UNRRA in Europe after World War II and his experiences as a Freedom Rider. Also contains correspondence and a release.

View Resource Stoyan Menton Oral History

Interview with Warren Pflug about his association with the Socialist Party, his experiences as a radical student activist at Wayne State University in the 1930s and his work as education director of UAW Local 400 at Ford’s Highland park plant in the 1940s.

View Resource Adolf Rajanen Oral History Interview

Topics include farm life and relations with neighbors; Finnish organizations; the effects of World War I; life as a barber; Socialist and labor movements; a pastor at Wolf Lake; Finns and alcohol; sick care; and a wart cure.

View Resource Anna Isola Oral History Interview

Topics include her birth in Calumet, Mich., and her family; teaching; problems teaching English; amusements; boardinghouses; the Tamarack co-op; Vertin Brothers department store in Calumet; home remedies; and picnics.

View Resource Arthur Oinas Oral History Interview

Topics include his parents' emigration from Finland; lumber camps; copper mines and mining; school in Calumet, Mich.; the 1913 strike; Western Federation of Miners; Socialists in the mines; Finnish newspapers; World War I; farm life in Oskar, Mich.; selling produce during the Depression; the Congregational church in Hancock; the WPA; a dairy producers cooperative; Fourth of July celebrations; and...

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