Sylvia Kinnunen papers
MSS-138

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Kinnunen, Sylvia
Title
Sylvia Kinnunen papers
ID
MSS-138
Date [inclusive]
1920-2005
Extent
2.25 Cubic feet
Language

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], in the Sylvia Kinnunen papers, MSS-138, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

Sylvia Kinnunen was born in Lake Linden, Michigan, on August 24, 1920. She graduated from Dollar Bay High School in 1937 and attended Northern Michigan State Teachers' College. Kinnunen received a B.S. degree from Northern Michigan College in 1953 and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1954 and 1957, respectively.

Kinnunen began her teaching career in a one-room school house in Rousseau, Michigan, and also taught elementary students in Alston, Massachusetts. She joined the faculty at Northern Michigan University (NMU) in 1956 and retired from NMU as a professor in the Department of Education in 1981. During Kinnunen's tenure at NMU, she established the Committee for Women in Academe, the predecessor of Committee W of the NMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors.

Silvia Kinnunen died on July 25, 2005.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection represents a partial documentation of the personal and professional life of Dr. Sylvia Kinnunen, who spent the majority of her career as a professor in the Department of Education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The collection includes a scattering of personal photographs, correspondence, and teaching materials. The collection's materials range in date from 1920 to 2005.

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Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged by three series: I. Personal; II. Teaching and Teaching Materials; III. Photographs.

The contents of the series are as follows:

I. Personal Contains awards and honors, a scrapbook, and personal mementos

II. Teaching and Teaching Materials Contains course preparation materials and note cards

III. Photographs Contains family images and a memorial montage dated 1920-2005

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/11/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/11/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials Note

Researchers should also consult the records of the Department of Education and the School of Education maintained by the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University--Faculty.
  • Northern Michigan University. Dept. of Education.

Personal Name(s)

  • Kinnunen, Sylvia

Subject(s)

  • College teachers--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Teachers--Training of--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Personal 

Box
3-6-1-2

Awards, honors circa 1940, 1960-1983 

Contracts and promotions 1965-1969 

Delta Kappa Gamma "Woman of the Year" for teaching of reading 1978 

Sylvia Hivala Kinnunen Scrapbook 1938-1940 

Lutheran Student Association 1938 

One-Room School Programs--research and presentation material, circa 1980 

Personal Mementos, Notes, etc. 1938-1940 

Salary, Retirement, etc. 1948-1980 

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Series 2: Teaching and Teaching Materials 

Box
3-6-1-3

Elementary writing handouts circa 1975 

Book report form circa 1975 

Emergency time-killers circa 1975 

Grade 2 circa 1970 

Long and short vowels; Final consonent blends--practice sheets circa 1975 

Measurement--volume, weight, linear, approximation, time; shapes Grades 1, 2 circa 1975 

Physical education lesson plans--K, 1, 2, 3 circa 1970 

Reading Skills [exercizes--1, 2, 3] circa 1975 

Sample lesson on improving and editing written work [4th, 5th grades] circa 1970 

Seasons--celebrations circa 1970 

Some Word Study Encounters--from Dr. Hahn's ED 590 circa 1970 

Song sheets circa 1970 

Student evaluation of teacher performance circa 1975 

Teaching of Reading for Elementary Teachers--Handouts, Notes, Methods [folder 1 of 2] circa 1975 

Teaching of Reading for Elementary Teachers--Handouts, Notes, Methods [folder 2 of 2] circa 1975 

Vocabulary building and imagination stretching circa 1975 

Note cards--activities, etc. circa 1970 

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Series 3: Photographs 

Box
5-6-1-4

Family Album, 1976 

Kinnunen Family photos 1977 

Kinnunen Family photos--High School; Wedding; Kasperi 

Memorial Montage 1920-2005 

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