Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Bietila Brothers photographs
Table of Contents
- Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
- Bietila Brothers photographs
- Date [inclusive]
- 1936 - 1942
- 1.0 folder
- Graphic materials [Folder]
Preferred Citation Note
[Identification of item], in the Bietila Brothers photographs, MSS-072, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.
The Bietila brothers (Walter, Paul, Ralph, Roy, Leonard, and Jackie) of Ishpeming, Michigan were all gifted skiers and consequently dubbed the Flying Bietila Brothers. Paul, acknowledged as the best U.S. jumper of his time, was hurt in a 1939 ski accident and died from pneaumonia a few weeks later at age 20. Paul was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. Walter was among the top U.S. ski jumpers at the start of World War II, and competed on three U.S. Olympic teams (1936, 1940, and 1948). He was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in 1966.
Baulch, Valerie M. "Michigan's Long History of Ski Jumping." The Detroit News.
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains photographs from of Walter Bietila and his brothers Ralph and Paul. The pictures chronicle the family's success in the sport of ski jumping. The photographs are dated between 1936 and 1942.
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Conditions Governing Access note
No restrictions. Open for research.
Controlled Access Headings
- Bietila, Paul
- Bietila, Ralph
- Bietila, Walter
- Ski jumping--Michigan--Ishpeming.
- Skis and skiing--Michigan--Ishpeming.