by Susan Navarre
Executive Director Fitchburg
Donations, Grants, and Gifts
by Roy Helander
Monday, May 15, 4:00pm.
Fitchburg Historical Society,
781 Main St., Fitchburg, MA.
May 15 marks the 150th anniversary
of Tokoi's birth.
Coffee & Cake
Roy Helander History Talk
The public is invited to learn more
about this remarkable man who was
Finland's 1917 Premier, and eventually
settled in the Fitchburg area, where
he served as a long-time editor of RAIVAAJA
(The Pioneer) the
"A bold adventurer, a stubborn
fighter for human rights, an able
leader of men, a skillful politician,
a trustworthy statesman, a courageous
journalist, and a persuasive speaker.
A man of wisdom, compassion, and not
least, of courage." *
*John I. Kolehmainen, PhD, in his
Introduction to Tokoi's
We have received most
generous grants from the
Cultural Council- https://www.mass-culture.org/Fitchburg
(the local Mass
Cultural Council) in 2018,
2019, and 2020
A generous 2020
Here is a link to
Generous Individual Donors who
make up 75% of RAIVAAJA funds received
RAIVAAJA 2015-2023 Appeals
Additional funds are needed to complete the
preservation of all the 1905-2009 newspapers.
Please answer our appeal with a donation in
that you can).
If you did not receive the letter:
follow this link to download, read it, and
send your donation, large or small, to
The nonprofit Raivaaja
Foundation, Inc. depends on donations,
gifts and grants to continue
preserving, publishing, and
communicating the issues of interest
to the Finnish-American
Please remember the all volunteer
Raivaaja with a donation.
download a donation form here
*Donations made to the
be tax deductible
"The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences has decided to award
Riksbanks Prize in Economic
Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2016 to
Born 1948 in London, UK.
Ph.D.1974 from Princeton University, NJ,USA.
Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics
Harvard University,Cambridge, MA, USA.
Born 1949 in Helsinki,
Ph.D. 1978 from Stanford University,
Paul A. Samuelson Professor of Economics and
of Economics and Management at
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
for their contributions to contract
Follow the following link to browse
through the story by a former editor of
of A Cooperative by Savele Syrjala
An Early Photo of
20th Century Home of
RAIVAAJA Publishing Company &
Links to more RAIVAAJA history:
the links below to download & read
the 1915 book
the Golden Seed
by John Ilmari Kolehmainen, ,
Published by Raivaaja (1955)
RAIVAAJA 50 VUOTTA (1955)
RAIVAAJA 50 VUOTTA
Or a copy of the 1915
Raivaaja Publishing Company
could be here and on
any of the
Call 1-978-343-3822 or email
Bookstore is in operation and a
continuing source of revenue. Any support
through purchase of books and CD's will be
promptly filled with our thanks for your continuing
sure to browse through the
We specialize in Finnish
and Finnish American
books, cassettes, videos,
Go the Raivaaja
Bookstore on line
for books, videos, and music.
Former Cooperative Society Store on
Main Street in Fitchburg at the present
Location of Workers Credit Union
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