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T-78 Holmio, Dr. Armas K.E. collection
Title: Holmio, Dr. Armas K.E. collection
Abstract: Collection of speeches, sermons, and other ephemera of Doctor of theology and pastor, Armas Kustaa Ensio Holmio, former Archivist and Professor of Theology at Suomi College, now Finlandia University. Many speeches and sermons address the events of World World II. This collection was donated by one of his daugthers. See also T-38 for a collection for his biographical file and manuscript drafts which was left in the Finnish American Historical Archive and Museum. See also Dr. Holmio's 'History of Finns In Michigan'.
Biographical and Historical Notes: Armas Kustaa Ensio Holmio was born 26 September 1897 in Rauma, Finland. Following his doctoral studies at Boston University, a chaplaincy in the U.S. Army and many East Coast communities, he came to teach at Suomi College in 1946. He took over as archivist of the Finnish American Historical Archive and Museum in 1954 and later served as seminary dean. Dr. Holmio had previously served as Finnish seamen's pastor in San Francisco (1930-1933), pastor of various New England congregations (1933-1943), and served in the U.S. Army as chaplain during World War II. He received a Doctorate of Theology from Boston University in 1940. His publication of History of Finns in Michigan received unprecedented support from Finns of all political and religious backgrounds, and accordingly leaves out no major element of Finnish-American life and history. He continued as Archivist until 1975.
Collection Scope and Content Note: Dr. Holmio recorded the date and place of each of his dates and sermons on the last page of his notes. Some of these notes are hand-written while others are type-written. All contain corrections. Some of the material in this collection predates Dr. Holmio's 1946 arrival to Suomi College, as evidenced by the dates of his speeches and sermons. The speech, P.E. Svinhufvud, President of the Finnish Republic, is typed on his Hyannis, Massachusetts letterhead.
Finding Aid Created By: Archivist, Kent Randell, May 2011.
Folder 1: Sermons and Sermon Notes (x17), English. 1943-1970
(Each sermon and speech has a list of where and when it was preached.)
Folder 2: Sermons and Sermon Notes (x5), Finnish. 1942-1967
Folder 3: Speeches (x10), English. 1944-1963
Armistice Day : 12 Nov 1947
Folder 4: Clippings and Ephemera. 1940, 1964-1974
Includes Funeral and Military Funeral Programs and Guides; one obituary (name illeg.); Newspaper Clippings (2 have pictures of Holmio); 1964 "SPACE" stamp, Synod Program for Advancement of Christian Education; notes; Service Prayer Book; two Finnish songs; two press releases of the Lutheran Council in the USA News Bureau (1964, 1974).
Folder 5: Amerikan Suomalainen Historiallinen Arkisto pamphlet. March 1960
Fold-out pamhplet concerning the Finnish-American Historical Archive and Museum.
Hattula, John E., Sana rististä : (10 radio esitelmää). Portland, Oreg.: [by the author], 1939.
Luther, Martin, Suomen evankelis-luterilaisen kirkon katekismus : hyväksytty Suomen kuudennessatoista varsinaisessa kirkolliskokouksessa vuonna 1948. Helsinki, Finland: Otava, 1950.
Luther, Martin (translated by Wilh. Malmberg), Tohtori Martti Luteeruksen Isä meidän selitys. Lapua, Finland: Kustannusoy Herättäjä, 1933.
Polack, William Gustave, Bringing Christ to the Ojibways in Michigan : a story of the mission work of G.R. Baierlein (1848-1953). New York, N.Y.: Ernst Kaufmann, 1927.
Snellman, Elli, The brass of St. Henrik of Finland, Nousiainen church, c. 1420 = Suomen Pyhä Henrik-piispa : Nousiaisten kirkossa olevaa Pyhän Henrikin muistohautaa eli kenotafia koristava kaiverrettu kuparilaatta n. v:lta 1420. Helsinki, Finland: St. Henrik's Market, 1967.