Special Collections: Finnish

Finnish Organization of Canada. Finnish-Canadian Play and Operetta Manuscript Collection on Microfiche. Toronto: McLaren Micropublishing, 1974.

This collection includes 51 original play and operetta manuscripts from the collection of the Finnish Organization of Canada. The works were written in Finnish, mostly during the 1920's and 1930's, by first generation Finnish immigrants to Canada. The collection is a primary source on Finnish immigration to North America, especially to Canada. It also documents radical movements and working class history in Canada and the United States.

Finding Aid
Call number:
mfe/PH/F556 MICR
Physical description:
76 fiche
Location:
Media Commons
Language region:

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.

Created by U.S. Presidential directive during World War II and at first placed under the Federal Communications Commission in 1941, the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) was later transferred to the War Department, and then to the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947.

The original mission of FBIS was to monitor, record, transcribe and translate intercepted radio broadcasts from foreign governments, official news services, and clandestine broadcasts from occupied territories. These translations, or transcriptions in the case of English language materials, make up the Daily Reports.

The FBIS Daily Reports collection is divided into two chronological segments: 1941-1974 and 1974-1996. FBIS Daily Reports, 1941-1974, consists of a single Daily Report publication. FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996, is comprised of eight separate regional Daily Reports, of which Part 6 pertains to Eastern Europe (EEU), and Part 7 to the Soviet Union and Central Eurasia (SOV). Regional coverage for eastern Europe and the Soviet Union is also included for the years 1968 to 1974.

The reports includes news, interviews, speeches, editorial commentary, and other materials.

Location:
Online
Extent:
1941-1996

Hart House. Finnish Exchange Photos.

Photos of Finnish Exchange Students at Hart House, dating from 1954-1963. 

Physical description:
4 photoprints; 6 geletin photoprints; 2 boxes, 1 photoprint
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
A1988-0014
Extent:
1954-1962; 1956-1963; 1958-1962
Language region:

University of Toronto. Faculty of Nursing .

Notes on nursing education in England, Denmark, Switzwerland, Finland compiled by Muriel Upritchard, associate professor of nursing. 

Physical description:
1 box
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
A1985-0013
Extent:
ca. 1956
Language region:

Visual History Archive (VHA). USC Shoah Foundation. The Institute for Visual History and Education .

A digitized, fully searchable and hyperlinked repository of visual testimonies by almost 52,000 survivors of genocidal wars. The vast majority of the testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive are from Jewish survivors of the Holocaust (1939-1945), as well as other Holocaust witnesses, rescuers, and aid providers.

Among the main subjects discussed in the interviews are geographical locations, prominent figures, names of family members and other people, prewar Jewish life, religious practice, cultural life, acts of persecution and prejudice, camps and ghettos, deportations, massacres, means of adaptation or survival, resistance, rescue and aid efforts, and postwar emigration and immigration.

Location:
Online
Extent:
52,000 eyewitness testimonies (105,000 hours of video)