Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino


Martin, Reino Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 56 Part 1
OH 56 Part 2
OH 56 Part 3
OH 56 Part 4

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (5/10/1978).

TRACKS:CD 82: Mr. Martin's background, family's move from Finland -- Finnish government's genealogical study of Finnish families in America, massive emigration from Finland -- Growing up in Finnish community (Revere Street), learning English, social activity, Finnish weddings, band, athletics, life style -- Visits to Finland, Finnish Relief activity during Russo-Finnish War, Mr. Martin's Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Scholarship -- Finland's current relationship with Russia, Finland's 61 years of independance, Finnish government -- Finnish relationshop with Russia Con't., payment of war debts -- Mr. Marin's bilingualism, speaking Finnish in Finland, preserving Finnish language in the U.S.A., anecdote on naval base leased to Russia, trains boarded up to travel through the base -- Mr. Martin's beginnings as a silversmith, experience in the service in hospital ship platoon led to choice of career -- Five years of art school, preparation for silversmithing, traveling scholarship from the Museum of Fine Arts -- CD 83: Establishing a silversmithing business, making tools, experience as a teacher -- Festival of the Arts, history and Mr. Martin's recollections of his experiences as chairman and president -- Publicity necessary for work to become known, Mr. Martin's works, gift ot President of FInland, Mayor's cup Regatta trophy for City of Boston -- Importnace of planning as a student, Mr. Martin's work as a union carpenter -- Festival of the Arts, dance programs, ethnic dancing, Mr. Martin's expericneces at Finnish dances -- Dancing at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. led to taking part in Voice of America broadcast -- Silver and gold as investments -- Silver and gold as investments, con't., Mr. Martin's work in custom work, he'll make anything but teeth!, Teaching silversmithing classes, Mr. Martin finds fulfillment in his work.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Ishpheming, Michigan, John Tikkonen, University of Turkku, Waino Band, Porkkilla, Arthur Martin, Raivaja, Erkkila, Seimajoki, Putonen, Turkku, Finland, Hautamaki, Helsinki, Mayor Grillo, Mill Williams (Boston Ballet), Russell Crouse, Montserrat School, Decordova Museum.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Finnish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.;Artists -- Interviews.;Silversmiths}zMassachusetts -- Gloucester.;Silverwork.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Martin, Reino Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7661, (accessed July 27, 2017).