|Creator:||Saima Workers' Society (Fitchburg, Mass.).|
|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.|
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.
The Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) collection is available for public research.
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The Saima Workers’ Society (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
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