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Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2344

Abstract

Records (1914-1964) of the Saima Workers' Society (Fitchburg, Minn.) include proceedings; board of directors minutes (1916-1918); correspondence; economic committee reports; and property inventories (1919).

Dates

  • 1914-1964

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 Saima Workers' Society of Fitchburg, Mass. was founded in 1894 as a Finnish workers' organization. In 1905, it joined the Socialist Party, thus making it the oldest Finnish Socialist chapter in the United States. In 1906, it joined the Finnish Socialist Federation, and by 1924-1925 was the largest such chapter in the country, with over five hundred members. The Saima became a chapter of the Finnish American League for Democracy in 1940. In 1946, second generation Finns organized the Finnish American Club of Saima to carry on the activities of the original organization.

Extent

3 Cubic Feet

Author
IHRC Archives
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

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