Guide to the Richard Londgren Collection, 1917-2001  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Richard Londgren
Guide to the Richard Londgren Collection
1917-2001 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
The Londgren family history, starting from the mid-19th century to 2001
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Born in 1861 in the Småland Province of Sweden, Frank August Londgren immigrated to America in 1882, eventually settling in Malmo, Nebraska. There he met and married Christine "Tine" Pettersson, born in 1866 in Torup Parish in Skåne, Sweden. They started a homestead together and had 11 children who were all born and grew up in Nebraska. Some of their children remained in Nebraska as farmers, while others moved to Minnesota, Portland, and the Seattle/Tacoma areas of Washington establishing businesses.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This is an informally-written account of the Londgren, or Lundgren, family history. It begins with Frank August Londgren and Christine Pettersson, who in their emigration from Sweden in started the American branch of the family. The narrative continues with chapters delineating the three generations. Photographs are interspersed with stories that give brief but more individual biographies of the family members.

This collection consists of one spiral bound book half an inch thick.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

The Richard Londgren Collection, SIEmss_58, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Scandinavian Americans
  • Sweden--Emigration and immigration
  • Swedish Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Christine Pettersson Londgren
  • Frank Londgren
  • Richard Londgren
  • Corporate Names :
  • Concordia College
  • Lyndwood Park
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Swede Home Lutheran Church
  • Family Names :
  • Londgren family
  • Lundgren family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Lynd, (Minn.)
  • Malmo, (Neb.)
  • Portland, (Or.)
  • Seattle, (Wash.)
  • Skåne (Sweden)
  • Småland (Sweden : Region)
  • Tacoma, (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Family history
  • Photographs
  • Occupations :
  • Agriculture
  • Broadcasting
  • Education
  • Small businesses
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • The Changing Places, Faces and Names of the Londgrens. Svenska Saga.