My Kauppis Memory: ‘Organising the photo archive proved to be excellent orientation’

‘I took over the photo archive.’
Satu Holm, Team Assistant, Aalto BIZ

I started working at the communications unit of the Helsinki School of Economics (now the School of Business) in November 2001. At the beginning of the following year, I was given the task of organising the photo archive, which included the identification of people in the pictures. The photographs had been catalogued earlier, but a disconcertingly large number of people had been left unidentified.

Fedi Vaivio, Eero Larmola, and Kullervo Myllyrinne came to identify people in the pictures. Fedi Vaivio had a long career behind him at the school as a professor, Rector, and most recently, as Chancellor. Eero Larmola had worked as a researcher and teacher of data processing, and he had an astoundingly good memory. He remembered the titles, work tasks, and dates from the different stages of their careers. Kullervo Myllyrinne, the head of the school's photo unit, had served as photographer at many events. In the winter and spring, we met once a month, and the assignment provided an excellent orientation to the history of the school and the persons who had been influential there.

Dealing with the photo archive stayed with me throughout my years at work until the move to Otaniemi when the photo archive became part of the archive of Aalto University. I have often searched for suitable historic photos for various uses such as a video and a history book to mark the 100th anniversary of the School of Business, and for the materials of the Ceremonial Conferments.

Satu Holm
Team Assistant for External Relations


In 2021, we ask former and current members of the School of Business community (especially faculty and staff) to share their memories of the school. These memories will comprise the ‘My Kauppis Memory’ series of stories.

  • Published:
  • Updated:

Read more news

Taija Votkin showing 360 camera use and Tomi Kauppinen and Jutta Tavaila recording a podcast episode
Cooperation, University Published:

Workshop day for teachers: 360° environments and podcasts

On Tuesday 4.6. a workshop day consisting of 360° environment creation and podcast production provides a way to get to know these media in practice. Feel free to join both workshops or one of them according to your time and interest.
White A! logo standing on the ground with A-bloc and Väre in the background.
Research & Art, University Published:
Luku 21 visualisoituna
University Published:

Aalto leaps up global ranking of young universities

The Times Higher Education ranking lists the world’s best new universities – those 50 years old or younger
Nine large blocks of ice formed an art installation at Kansalaistori square in Helsinki 2021
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Aalto ARTS Summer School explores the significance of water through the lens of art

The theme of School of Arts, Design and Architecture’s Summer School this year is water, and its significance is explored in a multidisciplinary way through the perspectives of art, film and digital.