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Reino Virtanen, Literature Papers

Identifier: RG-12-28-11

Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence, publications, research notes, reviews, translations, and manuscripts by Reino Virtanen. Most of the materials relate to French and Finnish literature.


  • 1937-1989


Conditions Governing Access

The papers are only minimally processed but are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with the University of Nebraska. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the papers or their designees. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Born on June 26, 1910 in Ishpeming, Michigan, Reino Virtanen earned his BA (1932), MA (1933), and PhD (1937) at the University of Wisconsin and also studied at the Sorbonne and the University of France in Paris. Virtanen taught French and romance languages at the University of Wisconsin, University of Tennessee, and University of Minnesota before becoming a professor of romance languages at the University of Nebraska in 1954, a position he held until his retirement in 1978. His research focused primarily on French literature, Finnish literature, and comparative literature. In addition to his academic career, he served as a research analyst for the U.S. War Department from 1943-1946. Virtanen died January 22, 1987.


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Related Materials

Biographical information and additional publications are located in the Reino Virtanen bio/bib file.

Finding aid prepared by Sarah Glover, 2022.
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