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Finnish Workers’ Society Kehitys, Cloquet, Minnesota records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC723

Abstract

Records (1911-1939) of the Finnish Workers' Society "Kehitys" (Cloquet, Minn.) Archive consist of financial records; minutes; membership lists; and play scripts.

Dates

  • 1911-1939

Creator

Language of Materials

Finnish

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Finnish Workers' Society "Kehitys" of Cloquet, Minn., was founded in 1903 as the "Edistys (Progress)" Workers Association. In 1906 it joined the Socialist Party and the Finnish Federation of the Socialist Party (United States). It also changed its name to "Kehitysseura (Educational Society). During the 1914 socialist-industrial unionist schism the group withdrew from all national organizations and became an independent workers' society. Although both factions participated in its activities, and although industrial unioinists appear to have been in the majority, the group never formally joined the IWW.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

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