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Canadan Suomalainen Järjestö

Consists of records relating to the CSJ, its Executive Board, and Branches. Activities of the organization include political and international concerns including the peace movement; culture and sports; educational programs; and women’s, youth, and children’s groups. Most documents are typescript and for internal use; some are printed for distribution to the membership.

Finnish Organization Assembly + Executive Committee Minutes: 1931-1937

Finnish Organizations of Canada Assembly Minutes, 1931
Minutes of the Enlarged Executive Committee of the Finnish Organization of Canada, 1934
Finnish Organizations of Canada Assembly Minutes, 1935
FOC Executive Committee Activity Report, 1935
FOC Enlarged Executive Committee Report, 1936
Finnish Organizations of Canada Assembly Minutes, 1937
Finnish Organizations of Canada Assembly Minutes, 1929

Kalle Salo – Correspondence + Clippings: 1929-1934

Lumberworkers’ Industrial Union of Canada material. Largely photocopies. Donated separately by J. Stafford
Correspondence regarding Metsätyöläinen (The Lumber Worker) newspapers financial difficulties
Telegram to Port Arthur regarding the deaths of Rosvall and Voutilainen from Toronto FOC Branch and response from Alf Hautamäki
Leaflet entitled I.W.W., sen parjaustulva ja syyt siihen (The I.W.W., its flood of vilification, and the reasons for it), published by the Executive Committee of the Sixth District of the Communist Party of Canada

Festival Programs: 1947-1971

Festivals held in Timmins (1947), Toronto (1948), Port Arthur (1950), Sudbury (1951), Sudbury (1952), Sudbury (1961), Sudbury and Wanup (1965), Port Arthur (1969), Toronto (1970), Sudbury and Wanup (1971)
Also includes the Kullervo Festival program

Minutes: Keski-Ont Aluetoimikunta / Mid-Ontario Regional Committee: 1950-1981

Includes cultural activities; appeals for donations to the Canadian Tribune; donations to the United Ukrainian-Canadian Association of Sudbury Branch; information about the organization including membership; distribution of Vapaus and Liekki; sale of halls; May Day festival; screening of films; discussion of INCO Strike and donations for strikers (1958). Branches are: Sudbury, Wanup, Sault Ste Marie, Wahnapita, Beaver Lake, Whitefish, Long Lake, Matawan.

CSJ Speeches: 1951

Speech for Finnish Independence Day: discusses internationalism
Speech from CSJ 40th Anniversary Celebration: discusses the history of the organization
Speeches were distributed from the CSJ to branches to be given locally. Speakers are encouraged to modify the text and add local examples.

Vapaus Publishing Company Reports and Minutes: 1932-1970

Includes a poem written by Aku Päiviö written for the 30th anniversary of Vapaus; a speech written for the 35th anniversary of Vapaus; correspondence with CSJ branches; special May Day issues; meetings of shareholders; minutes of executive board of Vapaus; operations of Vapaus Publishing Company; current affairs impacting operations; financial information; Includes many edited drafts of activity reports, speakers’ notes.

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