We would like to thank, Spencer Howard, Matt Schaffer, and the entire staff of the Hoover National Library for helping us with research and being invaluable resources as we tried to tell this story.

Documents from Hoover National Archive

,500 raised in Brooklyn for Finnish relief. 1940. New York Herald Tribune, February 27, 1940.

Hoover urges aid for needy Finns. 1939. San Fransisco Examiner, December 8, 1939.

Associated Press. 1940. Finnish report, hoover is a godsend. New York Herald Tribune.

Finnish Relief Fund. 1940. Extent of need in Finland. Hoover National Archive, Hoover National Archive.

Hearst Newspapers. 1939. U.S. people welcome chance to help Finns. Hearst Newspapers1939.

Helin, A. M. 1940. Statement of receipts and disbursements of soumen houlto. Helsinki: Helsinki, .

Hoover, Herbert. 1940. For release to all editions of Tuesday morning papers, February 20thFinnish Relief Fund.

———. 1940. Relief for the finish people. 1st ed. Hoover National Archive: Hoover National Archive.

———. 1940. Report to American donors. New York, New York: Finnish Relief Fund, .

———. 1940. Speech at Madison square garden for Finnish relief fund, ed. Herbert Hoover. Hoover National Archive: .

———. 1940. Suggestions by which women’s clubs and other women’s organizations can raise money for war-torn Finland. Hoover National Archive, Hoover National Archive.

———. 1939. Helping Finland. New York City: Finnish Relief Fund, .

———. 1939. Night letter, December 4 , 1939. Hoover National Archive, Hoover National Archive.

———. “Press- elegram” 1939) (accessed April, 1940).

———. Cable to ryti risto. Hoover National Archive, Hoover National Archive.

Mentag, John. 1972. The origins of Finnish American friendship, 1919-1941. Mid-America, A Historical Review 54 (1).

Not Stated. 1940. Million dollars more for Finn relief fund is urged by hoover. Hoover National Archives.

Pojala, Kyllikki. 1941. Finland information for American students.

Richey, Lawrence. 1927. Mr, Herbert Hoover and the coming into being of the Finnish republic. Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce, .

Images found on the internet: -one-Finnishh-word-sisu-gave-Finland-its-identity/

  • Young Finnish girls of the Lotta Svärd

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