University of Minnesota

Virginia Co-operative Society, Virginia, Minnesota, Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minn.).
Dates: 1911-1962
Abstract: 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 cooperative movement.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: In Finnish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2801

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Virginia Co-operative Society (Virginia, Minn.) was established in 1909 as the Virginia Work People's Trading Company. By 1931, the cooperative had about 1,000 members, mostly Finnish. 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.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Virginia Co-operative Society, Virginia, Minnesota collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Virginia Co-operative Society, Virginia, Minnesota collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Virginia Co-operative Society, Virginia, Minnesota Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Cooperative societies--Minnesota--Virginia.
Cooperative societies--Minnesota.
Finnish Americans--Minnesota--Virginia.

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