Valontuote Temperance Society (Virginia, Minnesota) records
Records (1893-1968) of the Valontuote Temperance Society, Virginia, Minn., consist of by-laws; constitutions; correspondence; membershipo books; and minutes. The Nuori Suomi Temperance Society was merged with the Valontuote Temperance Society in 1905.
- Valontuote Temperance Society (Virginia, Minn.). (Organization)
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The Valontuote Temperance Society of Virginia, Minnesota, was organized in 1893. It was affiliated with the Finnish National Temperance Brotherhood in America, the central organization of local temperance societies; but in 1897 left the national organizaton because of a dispute over a rule against dancing. The Valontuote and Nuori Suomi Temperance Societies of Virginia then remained independent until they merged in 1905. The Valontuote Society had its own building (haali), and remained in existence until 1966.
5 linear feet
The collection has been organized into the following seven main series:
I. Valontuote raittiuseuran saannot (constitution and bylaws) of the Society (folder 1) II. Kirjeenvaihto (correspondence) of the society, 1927-1964 (folder 2) III. Poytakirja (minutes of the meetings) of the Society, 1893-1966 (folders 3-15) IV. Jasenkirjat (membership books) of the Society, 1897-1968 (folders 16-22) V. Tilikirjat (account books) of the Society, 1906-1960 (folders 23-25) VI. Toimintaraportit (reports of activities) of the Society, 1911-1942 (folders 26-29) VII. Miscellaneous items (folders 30-34)
The papers of the Valontuote Temperance Society of Virginia, Minnesota were deposited in the Immigration History Research Center in August 1971. They were the gift of Laura Waisa of Virginia, Minnesota. The collection consists of ca. 3 linear feet and was processed in 1979.
- Finnish Americans -- Minnesota -- Virginia. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Temperance -- Societies, etc. -- Minnesota -- Virginia. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the Valontuote Temperance Society (Virginia, Minnesota) records.
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