Michael G. Karni
Finnish North American Literature Association
Biographical Information

Michael Karni was editor of Finnish Americana, a late twentieth-century journal
devoted to the study of Finnish North American issues, and publisher of Sampo
Books, an important publishing house in the formation of contemporary Finnish
North American Studies. His active scholarship made significant contributions.  His
early death was a blow to the field.


Publications

Karni, Michael G., Editor.  Finnish Diaspora I: Canada, South America, Africa,
Australia, and Sweden.
Papers of the Finn Forum conference held in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, November 1-3, 1979. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: The
Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1981.

---, Editor.
Finnish Diaspora II: United States. Papers of the Finn Forum
conference held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 1-3, 1979. Toronto,
Ontario, Canada: The Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1981.

---. Finnish Temperance and Its Clash with Emerging Socialism in Minnesota. In M.
Karni Ed.
Finnish Diaspora II: United States. Papers of the Finn Forum conference
held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 1-3, 1979. Toronto, Ontario,
Canada: The Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1981.

Karni, Michael G, et al,., eds.
Finns in North America, Turku, Finland: Immigration
History Association, 1989.

Karni, Michael G. The Legacy of Immigrant Finns. In Auvo Kostiainen Ed.
Finnish
Identity in America.
Turku, Finland: Turku University Press, 1990, 97-108.

Karni, M. G., Kaups, M. E., and Ollila, Jr., D. J.
The Finnish Experience in the
Western Great Lakes Region: New Perspectives.
Proceedings of Finn Forum I.
Turku, Finland: Institute of Migration, 1975.

Karni, M. G., O. Koivukangas, and E. W. Laine, eds.
Finns in North America.
Proceedings of Finn Forum III. Turku, Finland: Institute of Migration, 1988.

Riipa, Timo R., and Michael G. Karni. "Finnish-American Theatre."
Ethnic Theatre
in the United States
, Maxine Schwartz Seller editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood,
1983.