Karni Scholarship Awardee Announced

The IHRC is pleased to announce Paul Anthony Lubotina as the recipient of the 2006-2007 Michael G. Karni Scholarship. Dr. Lubotina is an instructor in American History at Northern Michigan University. The title of his project is “Political Activities of Finnish Immigrants during the Great Depression.? The IHRC will host an informal noon presentation by Dr. Lubotina in May 2007.

The Karni Scholarship, established as a memorial tribute to the pioneering historian and publisher of Finnish American research and literature, is intended to help defray expenses of visiting professors, lecturers, and graduate students from the U.S. or abroad consulting the archival collections of the IHRC, with particular emphasis on its Finnish American holdings. This is the third year of the award competition.