Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino

  • Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino
  • Martin, Reino, Interviewee
  • Brayton, Linda, Interviewer
  • 4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 05-10-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Martin, Reino, Interviewee and Brayton, Linda, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Reino,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed June 22, 2021,


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