Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association records

MSS-012

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association
Title
Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association records
ID
MSS-012
Date
1873 - 1983
Extent
13.0 Cubic feet
Language
Finnish

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Biographical/Historical note

The Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association, a branch of the Socialist Party, may have originated in Princeton (Marquette County, Michigan), as indicated by the records, as early as 1908 and in Squaw Creek in 1911. These groups then probably formed the nucleus of the Maple Ridge Workers Association of Maple Ridge Township which became active in 1912.

For a time, there wasn't a Maple Ridge Finnish Socialist Association because the State Socialist Secretary, James Hoogerhyde dropped the local from the State Socialist Party in 1914. They were reinstated in May of 1915. At the end of 1916, the Delta County Socialist groups split into two, the more leftist thinking Maple Ridge Workers Association and, apparently, the Finnish Socialist Association.

In 1918 the group built and managed a power station until 1929 when the machines were sold. In 1924 they purchased a movie projector and showed silent movies in the Finn Hall until the talkies came in 1933. The Association was also active in sports, orchestra, chorus, and drama with a special emphasis on producing and acting in plays. The group also established a local defense committee. In 1930 some of the Association's members formed a new group, the name of which is not given.

Other groups that were associated with or sprang from the Maple Ridge Workers Association were the Rock Cooperative store, the Rock Cooperative Youth League, a farmers group, the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), and a recreation board.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection documents the history of a radical Finnish Socialist group in Marquette County. The collection contains a membership meeting minutes, correspondence, financial and budget material, roll call books, and various publications. The majority of the collection is in Finnish.

The collection contains financial records, correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, constitution, collected publications (including books, pamphlets, plays, and periodicals), socialist party propaganda and information, and miscellaneous materials of the Rock Maple-Ridge Workers Association, a Socialist labor hall which was established in Rock, Michigan in 1912.

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Collection Inventory

Subject and Correspondence Box 1 of 13 1873 - 1983

Ballots and Resolutions 1912-1914; 1941

Board of Supervisors of Delta County, Michigan -- Minutes 1932; 1935

Constitution and By-laws n.d.

Co-operative Youth League -- Library Borrowing Record 1932-1933

Co-operative Youth League -- Minutes 1932

Co-operative Youth League -- Receipts [ 1913-1931 ]

Co-operative Youth League -- Songbook 1931

Correspondence [ 1909-1913]

Correspondence 1914

Correspondence [1918-1960]

Elections -- Miscellaneous 1914

Events Guest Book [ 1957-1960 ]; [ 1982 - 1983 ]

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Subject and Correspondence Box 2 of 13 1873 - 1983

Financial -- American Socialist Party Finnish Branch -- Checkbook ca. 1914

Financial -- Miscellaneous [ 1925-1957 ]

Financial -- Receipt Book 1926-1928

Financial -- Receipt Book 1952-1961

Financial -- Receipt Book (Socialist Party ?) 1912-1914

Financial -- Ticket Purchases 1938

General Defense Committee 1937; n.d.

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) -- Dues and Assessments ca. 1919

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) -- Minutes 1921-1925

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) -- Songbook 1976

Inventory Book 1915-1916

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Subject and Correspondence Box 3 of 13 1873 - 1983

Maple Ridge, Michigan -- Township Book 1873-1895

Maple Ridge Workers Association Twenty-Five-Year History (Maple Ridgen Tyov Yhdistyksen 25-Vuotis Muistovihko, 1914-1939 ca. 1939

Membership 1930-1967

Minutes 1918

Minutes 1926-1936

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Subject and Correspondence Box 4 of 13 1873 - 1983

Minutes 1951-1962

Minutes -- Co-Op Store Discussion Meeting 1932

Minutes and Agenda 1937; n.d.

Miscellaneous [ 1912-1950 ]; n.d.

Miscellaneous -- Booklets 1913-1914

Miscellaneous -- Records 1913-1914; 1930; n.d.

Miscellaneous -- Stamps, Tickets, etc. [ 1910-1961 ]; n.d.

National Finnish Socialist Organization [1912-1914]

Record Books (?) 1914-1916

Record Book 1930-1933

Socialist Party of America -- Application and Membership Cards 1912-1914

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Subject and Correspondence Box 5 of 13 1873 - 1983

Socialist Party of America -- Miscellaneous ca. 1912-ca 1914; n.d.

Songbooks 1944; n.d.

Socialist Party of Michigan 1913-1914; n.d.

Amerikan Yhdysvaltain Itsenaisyyden Julistus ja Perustuslait (The United States of America's Independence Celebration and the Constitution) 1898

Building America 1940s (?)

Consumers' Cooperation in the United States, 1936, by United States Department of Labor (Florence E. Parker) 1938

Consumers Cooperatives Statutes and Decisions, by United States Department of Labor 1937

Co-op 1946

Cooperative League Pamphlets n.d.

The Co-operative Pyramid Builder December 1930

Cream Separator Instruction Manual, by the De Laval Company n.d.

Essays in Bacon: An Autograph Book, by G. E. Farrow ca. 1910

Euroopan Sivistyshistoria Toinen Osa (History of European Civilization: Part Two) 1903

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Subject and Correspondence Box 6 of 13 1873 - 1983

Ewankelis-Lutherilaisen Kirkon Katekismus (Catechism of the Evangelical Lutheran Church) 1912

I.W.W. (Industrial Workers of the World) Sen Historia, Rakenne ja Menettelytavat (The I.W.W.: Its History, Formation, and Methods) 1917

Jarjestelmani: 15 Minuutia Paivassa Terveyden Hyvaski! (My system: Good Health in Fifteen Minutes a Day) 1924

Kokousohjeet (Rules of Procedures for Meetings) 1926

Koyhaliston Nuija I (The Proletariat's Hammer) 1906

Koyhaliston Nuija III (The Proletariat's Hammer) 1909

Koyhaliston Nuija IV (The Proletariat's Hammer) 1910

Kuva Post 1957

Labor Leaders Betray Tom Mooney 1931

Marxilaisuus ja Darwinismi (Marxism and Darwinism), by Anton Pannekoek 1914

The New Testament 1888

Nouseva Proletariaatti (The Rising Proletariat), by Abner E. Woodruff n.d.

Palkkaojain Lauluja (Wage-Slaves' Songs) 1925

Proletaari Lauluja ca. 1918

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Subject and Correspondence Box 7 of 13 1873 - 1983

Punanen Soihtu (Red Torch) 1915

Raamatun Historia, by J. K. Nikander 1911

Raatajain Lauluja 1917

The Reporter Nov. 15, 1913

Sosialismin Kehitys Haaceesta Tieteeksi (Socialism's Development from Dream to Reality), by Fredrich Engles 1909

Suomen Kuvalehti 1928

Suomen Tyovaen Joulualpumi, by Uuden Ajan Kynnyksella 1912

Tahtisumusta Socialismiin (Out of Daydreams on to Socialism) 1908

Teollisuusunionismi Teoriana ja Kaytannossa (Industrial Unionism: In Theory and in Practice), by Justus Ebert ca. 1925

Tie Vapauteen (The Road to Freedom) [ 1921-1932 ]

A Trip to Cooperative Europe, by Howard A. Cowden (Union Oil Company Cooperative) ca. 1934

Urheila-Viesti (Sports-Exercise) 1909

Uusi Laaketiede (The New Medicine) n.d.

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Subject and Correspondence Box 8 of 13 1873 - 1983

Vallankumouksellinen Sydikalismi (Revolutionary Syndicalism), by William Risto 1916

Vallankumous VII 1914

Vallankumous VIII 1915

Vappu 1914: American Soumalisten Tyolaisten Kevatjulkaisu (May Day 1914: Finnish American Workers' Spring Celebration) 1914

Aarimaisessa Talossa n.d.

Aave (Ghost), by U. W. Valakorpi 1908

Christmas at Skeeter Corner: A Play for Young Folks, by Elizabeth F. Guptill 1905

Eno Vanja (Uncle Vanja), by Anton Tsehov 1902

Erhetyskia (Errors) n.d.

Juhannustulilla (At the Mid-Summer's Eve Bonfire) n.d.

Helgalennin Sankarit (The Heros of Helgalenni) n.d.

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Subject and Correspondence Box 9 of 13 1873 - 1983

Hertta Viitonen (The Five of Hearts) n.d.

Hetken Lapsi (Child of the Moment), by Veijon-Veikko 1911

Hunajaa ja Pippuria (Honey and Pepper) n.d.

Huonoja Paimenia (Bad Shepherds) 1 of 2 n.d.

Huonoja Paimenia (Bad Shepherds) 2 of 2 n.d.

If a Body Meet a Body, by Patricia Clapp 1963

Ilkeaa Unta (Nightmare) n.d.

Isain Pahat Teot (Bad Deeds of the Fathers), by Eero Alpi 1911

Kalastajan Mokilla (Fisherman's Cottage ?) n.d.

Karhujen Kynsissa (In the Bears' Lair) 1909

Kevat Juhla (Spring Festival) n.d.

Kiusallinen Palvelija (Troublesome Servant), by Yrjo Heilala ca. 1919

Kosimassa (While Proposing), by Veijon-Veikko 1919

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Subject and Correspondence Box 10 of 13 1873 - 1983

Kovan Onnen Mies (Unlucky Man), by Theodor Wehl 1908

Kulkijan Palatessa n.d.

Kun ei ole Huonekaluja (When There is No Furniture), by Mukaelma 1906

Laakari Vastoin Tahtoansa (The Doctor in Spite of Himself), by Moliere 1910

Laittomot (Illegal) n.d.

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 1 of 5 n.d.

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 2 of 5 n.d.

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 3 of 5 n.d.

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 4 of 5 n.d.

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 5 of 5 n.d.

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Subject and Correspondence Box 11 of 13 1873 - 1983

Mallassaunalla (At the Malt Sauna), by Kaarle Halme 1909

Murtovarkaus (Burglary) n.d.

Mestarin Rakkausseikkailut (The Master's Love Adventure) n.d.

Miscellaneous Plays n.d.

Mykka Topi n.d.

Onnen Paiva (Happy Day), by Konrad Lehtimaki 1925

Onnenpotkaus (A Stroke of Luck), by Lahteenpuro n.d.

Passari Paika (Passari Place) n.d.

Phoenix n.d.

Rakkautta ja Politiikka (Love and Politics), by A. T. Hameenlinna 1908

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Subject and Correspondence Box 12 of 13 1873 - 1983

Saimaan Rannalla (Saima's Beach), by Neljas Painos 1915

Saiturin Hanhet (The Miser's Geese), by Aku Paivio 1916

Seina Valia (Until the Bridge), by Martti Wuori 1893

Shakaalit (The Shakaalis) n.d.

Sosialisti (Socialist) 1905

Spiritistinen Istunto (Seance), by Minna Canth 1910

Suolasota (The Salt Water), by Yrjo Heilala 1914

Suuria Sulhasia (Big Bridegrooms), by Iivo Harkonen 1900

Suutelo (Kiss) n.d.

Taalla Tulee Morsian (Here Comes Morsian) n.d.

Turma n.d.

Vakevamman Tiella (On a More Serious Road) 1919

Veri on Vetta Sakeampi (Blood is Thicker Than Water), by Martti Wuori 1913

Viheria Viitta n.d.

Uhri (Sacrifice), by Kaarle Halme 1920

The Whole Truth, by Linsey Barbee 1917

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Subject and Correspondence Box 13 of 13 1873 - 1983

Certificate from Finnish President (thanking the American people for support during the war) n.d.

Financial Records 1938-1946

Financial Records 1946-1953

Poster 1940

Role Book for English Class 1935

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Photographs 1930 ca. - 1940 ca.

Scope and Contents note

Located in Manuscripts Small Collections, Photographs, Folder 1/1. Photographs separated from Mss-12, located on 5

Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association 1930 ca. -1940 ca.

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Negatives File Box 1--Drawer 3--Manuscript 1930 - 1940 ca.

Scope and Contents note

Separated from Mss 12, located at on row 5; photographs located at 5-3-1-5

4 negatives, 2 envelopes: Rock Maple Ridge Worker's Association

Rock Maple Ridge Worker's Association

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