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 [inclusive]
1873 - 1983
Extent
13.0 boxes 13 gray, metal edge boxes
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the Rock Maple Ridge Workers' Association records, MSS-012, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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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 charter 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

This 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 radical Finnish Socialist labor hall which was established in Rock, Michigan in 1912. The materials cover years 1873-1983 and are mostly in Finnish.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in 2 series: 1. Subject and correspondence. 2. Photographs. Subseries are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Processed, June 1996

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  4/22/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

During collection processing, the staff separated several items to various locations and repositories. For a complete list of these items, please see the donor agreement located in the Archives reading room.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Finnish Lutheran Church of America.
  • Industrial Workers of the World.
  • Socialist Party of Michigan.

Family Name(s)

  • Fredrickson family

Subject(s)

  • Anarchism--Michigan--Marquette County.
  • Consumer cooperatives--Michigan--Marquette County.
  • Finnish Americans--Michigan--Marquette County.
  • Socialism and theater--Michigan--Marquette County.
  • Socialism--Michigan--Marquette County.

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Collection Inventory

Box

 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 1 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-17 LRC

Ballots and Resolutions 1912-1914; 1941 

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

Constitution and By-laws, undated 

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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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 2 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-18 LRC

Financial -- American Socialist Party Finnish Branch -- Checkbook circa 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; undated 

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) -- Dues and Assessments circa 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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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 3 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-19 LRC

Maple Ridge, Michigan -- Township Book 1873-1895 

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

Membership 1930-1967 

Minutes 1918 

Minutes 1926-1936 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 4 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-20 LRC

Minutes 1951-1962 

Minutes -- Co-Op Store Discussion Meeting 1932 

Minutes and Agenda 1937; undated 

Miscellaneous [1912-1950]; undated 

Miscellaneous -- Booklets 1913-1914 

Miscellaneous -- Records 1913-1914; 1930; undated 

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

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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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 5 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-21 LRC

Socialist Party of America -- Miscellaneous circa 1912-circa 1914; undated 

Songbooks 1944; undated 

Socialist Party of Michigan 1913-1914; undated 

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, undated 

The Co-operative Pyramid Builder December 1930 

Cream Separator Instruction Manual, by the De Laval Company, undated 

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

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

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 6 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-22 LRC

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, undated 

Palkkaojain Lauluja (Wage-Slaves' Songs) 1925 

Proletaari Lauluja circa 1918 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 7 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-23 LRC

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 circa 1925 

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

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

Urheila-Viesti (Sports-Exercise) 1909 

Uusi Laaketiede (The New Medicine) undated 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 8 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-24 LRC

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 undated 

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), undated 

Juhannustulilla (At the Mid-Summer's Eve Bonfire), undated 

Helgalennin Sankarit (The Heros of Helgalenni), undated 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 9 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-25 LRC

Hertta Viitonen (The Five of Hearts), undated 

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

Hunajaa ja Pippuria (Honey and Pepper), undated 

Huonoja Paimenia (Bad Shepherds) 1 of 2, undated 

Huonoja Paimenia (Bad Shepherds) 2 of 2, undated 

If a Body Meet a Body, by Patricia Clapp 1963 

Ilkeaa Unta (Nightmare), undated 

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

Kalastajan Mokilla (Fisherman's Cottage ?), undated 

Karhujen Kynsissa (In the Bears' Lair) 1909 

Kevat Juhla (Spring Festival), undated 

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

Kosimassa (While Proposing), by Veijon-Veikko 1919 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 10 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-26 LRC

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

Kulkijan Palatessa, undated 

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), undated 

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 1 of 5, undated 

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 2 of 5, undated 

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 3 of 5, undated 

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 4 of 5, undated 

Lakkovahdit (Strike Pickets) 5 of 5, undated 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 11 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-27 LRC

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

Murtovarkaus (Burglary), undated 

Mestarin Rakkausseikkailut (The Master's Love Adventure), undated 

Miscellaneous Plays, undated 

Mykka Topi, undated 

Onnen Paiva (Happy Day), by Konrad Lehtimaki 1925 

Onnenpotkaus (A Stroke of Luck), by Lahteenpuro, undated 

Passari Paika (Passari Place), undated 

Phoenix, undated 

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

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 12 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

34-07-28 LRC

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), undated 

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), undated 

Taalla Tulee Morsian (Here Comes Morsian), undated 

Turma, undated 

Vakevamman Tiella (On a More Serious Road) 1919 

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

Viheria Viitta, undated 

Uhri (Sacrifice), by Kaarle Halme 1920 

The Whole Truth, by Linsey Barbee 1917 

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 MSS-012 Subject and Correspondence Box 13 of 13 1873 - 1983   1.0 box

7-2-1

Certificate from Finnish President (thanking the American people for support during the war), undated 

Financial Records 1938-1946 

Financial Records 1946-1953 

Poster 1940 

Role Book for English Class 1935 

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 MSS-012 Photographs 1930-1940   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

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

35-03-08 LRC

Rock Maple Ridge Workers Association circa 1930 - circa 1940 

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 MSS-012 Negatives File Box 1--Drawer 3--Manuscript 1930 - 1940    1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

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

12-2-4

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

Rock Maple Ridge Worker's Association 

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