Inventory of the Onni Saari Papers, ca. 1900-1965.
Onni Saari (1887-198- ) was born in Finland and attended secondary school there before he came to the United States. He studied at the Work People's College in Duluth, Minnesota and later at the Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. He served at various times as editor of the Finnish American and Finnish Canadian Socialist and Communist newspapers such as Raivaaja, Työmies, Sosialisti, Eteenpäin and Vapaus. He co-edited an English-Finnish dictionary with Santeri Nuorteva and translated numerous books from English into Finnish. In his later years, he made his home in Ashburnham, Massachusetts where he owned and operated a summer resort, remaining active in cooperative activities and writing on labor and political issues for various Finnish newspapers.