Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minnesota) records
Records (ca. 1911-1962) of the Virginia Co-operative Society (formerly the Virginia Work People's Trading Company, Virginia, Minn.) consist of a history of the society until 1939; financial records; records relating to the closely allied Range Co-op Federation (Minn.); and publications relating mostly to the co-operative movement.
Included in this collection are also papers of the Range Co-Op Federation (and its co-op summer camp), as well as the Range Educational Society. The Virginia Work People’s Trading Company and its successor the Virginia Co-operative Society were closely related to both of these Iron Range-wide organizations.
- Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minn.). (Organization)
Language of Materials
Finnish and English
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The Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minnesota) was established in 1909 as the Virginia Work People's Trading Company. By 1931, the cooperative society had about 1,100 members, mostly of Finnish nationality. At that time, it consisted of two stores and a service station. In 1936, the name was changed to the Virginia Co-operative Society; it continued to exist until the early 1970's. (See pamphlet in folder 1 for detailed history of organization).
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- Inventory of the Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minnesota) records.
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