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Bietila Brothers photographs

 Collection — Box: 08-06-01
Identifier: MSS-072
This collection contains photographs from of Walter Bietila and his brothers Ralph and Paul. The pictures chronicle the family's success in the sport of ski jumping. The photographs are dated between 1936 and 1942.

Dates

  • 1936 - 1942

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Bietila Brothers photographs, MSS-072, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, archives@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Extent

1 folder

Biographical note

The Bietila brothers (Walter, Paul, Ralph, Roy, Leonard, and Jackie) of Ishpeming, Michigan were all gifted skiers and consequently dubbed the Flying Bietila Brothers. Paul, acknowledged as the best U.S. jumper of his time, was hurt in a 1939 ski accident and died from pneumonia a few weeks later at age 20. Paul was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970. Walter was among the top U.S. ski jumpers at the start of World War II, and competed on three U.S. Olympic teams (1936, 1940, and 1948). He was inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame in 1966.

Source:

Baulch, Valerie M. "Michigan's Long History of Ski Jumping." The Detroit News.
Title
Bietila Brothers photographs
Status
completed
Author
Marcus C. Robyns
Date
5/20/2010
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • 5/20/2010: finding aid revisiion description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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