University of Minnesota

Workers’ Publishing Company (Duluth, Minnesota), Records

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Workers' Publishing Company (Duluth, Minn.).
Dates: ca 1915-1975
Abstract: Records (1915-1975) of the Worker's Publishing Company (Duluth, Minnesota), publisher of the Finnish language newspaper Industrialisti, contain correspondence, financial records, and office files. Also included are items relating to the Work People's College (Duluth, Minnesota) and the Finnish American Athletic Club.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: In Finnish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC2858

HISTORICAL SKETCH

In 1914, Finnish supporters of industrial unionism founded the Socialist Publishing Company in Duluth, Minn., and began publication of the Sosialisti, a daily paper. In 1916, its name was changed to Teollisuustyolainen (The Industrial Worker); a law suit was brought against it, and it ceased publication later that year. In 1917, it reappeared as the Industrialisti, published by the newly formed Worker's Socialist Publishing Company, which also published annuals such as the Industrialistin Joulu and Tyovaen Taskukalenteri as well as books by leaders within the Finnish I.W.W. movement. The Worker's Socialist Publishing Company was closely allied with the Work People's College in Duluth. In 1954, the publishing company's name was again changed, to the Worker's Publishing Company. In 1975, the Industrialisti, one of the last foreign-language I.W.W. newspapers published in the United States, ceased publication.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Workers’ Publishing Company (Duluth, Minnesota) collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Workers’ Publishing Company (Duluth, Minnesota) collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Workers’ Publishing Company (Duluth, Minnesota) Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related IHRC collection: Work People's College (Duluth, Minnesota).


Index Terms

Finnish American Socialists--Minnesota--Duluth.
Finnish American press.
Finnish American newspapers.
Finnish American publishers and publishing.

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