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Kajastus Finnish Laborers Association, Milford, New Hampshire, Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Kajastus Finnish Laborers Association (Milford, N.H.).
Dates: 1913-1966
Abstract: The records (1913-1966) of the "Kajastus" Finnish Laborers' Association (Milford, New Hampshire) comprise the official papers and bylaws (1913-1928); and clippings and articles on New England Finnish Americans (1951-1966).
Quantity: 1 linear in. (6 folders).
Language: In Finnish and English.
Collection ID: IHRC1154

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The "Kajastus" Finnish Laborers' Association (Milford, New Hampshire) was founded in 1908 to promote socialism, and the educational and spiritual development of Finnish workers in the area. The Association joined the Finnish Socialist Federation and the American Socialist Party. It drew its members from workers in nearby stone quarries. During the 1920 communist split within the Finnish Socialist Federation, the Association also split; the left-wing faction became the Finnish Workers Federation, and the right-wing remained in the Finnish Federation of the Socialist Party of the United States. In the late 1930s, the "Kajastus" Association joined the Finnish American League for Democracy.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kajastus Finnish Laborers Association, Milford, New Hampshire collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Kajastus Finnish Laborers Association, Milford, New Hampshire collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Kajastus Finnish Laborers Association, Milford, New Hampshire Records, Finnish American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Finnish American Socialists.
Finnish American Communists.
Finnish Americans--New Hampshire--Milford--Societies, etc.
Finnish Americans--New England.
Finnish Americans--New Hampshire--Milford--Political activity.

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