|Creator:||Gardner, Massachusetts Finnish Socialist Chapter. Archive.|
|Abstract:||Records (1905-1966) of the Gardner, Massachusetts Finnish Socialist Chapter Archive consist of chapter minutes and minutes of the chapter's suborganization.|
|Quantity:||4 microfilm reels.|
The Gardner, Massachusetts, Finnish Socialist Chapter was founded in 1905 as an independent workers' club. Shortly thereafter it joined the Finnish American Workers' League Imatra, a shortlived nation-wide movement patterned after the Imatra Society of New York. The League promoted mutual aid and cultural activities. The Gardner group left the Imatra League in 1906, joined the Socialist Party, and became a Finnish Socialist chapter of the Finnish Socialist Federation. The suborganizations of the Gardner Chapter included a drama society, entertainment committee, sewing circle, band, choir, lending library, young people's league, and a gymnastics group.
The Finnish Socialist Chapter, Gardner, Massachusetts collection is available for public research.
The Finnish Socialist Chapter, Gardner, Massachusetts collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.
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The Finnish Socialist Chapter, Gardner, Massachusetts Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
|Finnish American socialists.|
|Finnish Americans--Massachusetts--Gardner--Political activity.|
|Finnish American theater.|
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