Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with John Kykyri
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: John Kykyri was born in Sparta, Minnesota in 1898, to parents who had recently immigrated from Finland. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1923 with a degree in Journalism and General Arts. He wrote for the Minnesota Daily, Minneapolis News, Fergus Falls Journal, Duluth News Tribune, Milwaukee Journal, Guild Reporter, and the People's World, primarily as a political reporter. In Milwaukee he was deeply involved in union activities. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Northern Minnesota mines; immigrant racism; union strike: Minneapolis Teamsters (1934), Milwaukee Newspaper Guild; Communist Party, union, and newspaper relationships; DFL-CIO relationship; Humphrey and the Communist Party. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: The second interviewer has been tentatively, but not certainly, identified as Stephen Trimble. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview may not be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
23 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:30:55 running time
Creation Interviewee: Kykyri, John
Interviewer: O'Connell, Thomas
Interviewer: Trimble, Steve
Made in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
Subjects Made in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.67
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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