University of Minnesota

Finnish Workers’ Federation of the United States, New York, Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Finnish Workers' Federation of the United States.
Dates: 1910-1967
Abstract: The Finnish Workers' Federation of the United States collection includes, in Finnish and English, corporate documents; correspondence; financial records; minutes; and reference material of the Federation, the Finnish Federation, Inc.; and Turva Gardens. Also included are constitutions and by-laws of Finnish associations in Illinois; a commemorative scrapbook of the Finnish Peoples Democratic organization; correspondence re deportation of William Lahtinen; correspondence (1958-1967) of Ira Gollobin and Mike Wastila; financial statements (1930) of the Pacific Development Society (Astoria, Oregon); financial statements (1930-1931) of the Peoples' Voice Cooperative Publishing Company (New York Mills, Minnesota); various Socialist Party publications; a Finnish-American glossary; and photographs.
Quantity: 3 linear ft.
Language: In English and Finnish.
Collection ID: IHRC720

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Finnish Workers' Federation of the United States was organized in 1927 and incorporated in New York City in 1932. It was the political, cultural and educational organization of the Finnish American Communists and actively supported militant labor unions, farmers' organizations, the cooperative movement and the unemployed movement. In 1941, the Federation joined the International Workers' Order, as the Finnish American Mutual Aid Society. When the International Workers' Order dissolved in the early 1950's, Federation activity continued under leadership of the district committees.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Finnish Workers’ Federation of the United States, New York collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Finnish Workers’ Federation of the United States, New York collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Finnish Workers’ Federation of the United States, New York Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish American Communists.
Finnish Americans--Illinois--Societies, etc.
Finnish Americans--New York--New York--Societies, etc.
Finnish Americans--Oregon--Astoria.
Finnish Americans--Minnesota--New York Mills.

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