University of Minnesota

Finnish Workers’ Society Kehitys, Cloquet, Minnesota, Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Finnish Worker's Society "Kehitys" Archive (Cloquet, Minn.).
Dates: 1911-1939
Abstract: Records (1911-1939) of the Finnish Workers' Society "Kehitys" (Cloquet, Minn.) Archive consist of financial records; minutes; membership lists; and play scripts.
Quantity: 4 microfilm reels.
Language: In Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC723

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.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Finnish Workers’ Society Kehitys, Cloquet, Minnesota collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Finnish Workers’ Society Kehitys, Cloquet, Minnesota collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Finnish Workers’ Society Kehitys, Cloquet, Minnesota Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Minnesota--Cloquet--Political activity.
Finnish American Socialists.
Finnish American theater.

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