Central Finland becoming a separate administrative district were no longer
taken by the state, but by provincial and municipal circles. The Central
Finland Students' Club and the Museum Society of Central Finland, which
is in charge of a series of publications about Central Finland, were founded
in 1931. The Society had its first exhibition in 1932.
In 1934 a new College of Education was founded, combining the activities
of the teacher training college and the summer university. In 1939 half
the population of the chiefly agrarian Central Finland lived in the town
and rural municipalities of Jyväskylä. In 1934 President P.E. Svinhufvud
paid a visit to Jyväskylä, where the matter of a separate administrative
district was taken up. The question was discussed again at the provincial
meeting of the following year. President Kyösti Kallio took part in the
meeting and said that Central Finland was firmly united behind the idea
of a separate district but he was unable to give any promises concerning
establishment in the near future.