University of Minnesota

Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts), Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Saima Workers' Society (Fitchburg, Mass.).
Dates: 1914-1964
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).
Quantity: 3 microfilm reels.
Language: In Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC2344

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.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish Americans--Massachusetts--Fitchburg--Societies, etc.
Finnish American Socialists.
Finnish Americans--Massachusetts--Fitchburg--Political activity.
Finnish American theater.
Ethnic theater.

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