University of Washington Libraries Scandinavian Archives collection, circa 1700-1976  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
University of Washington Libraries Scandinavian Archives collection
Dates
circa 1700-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
28 boxes
Collection Number
0356 (Accession No. 0356-001)
Summary
Collection of records from Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic community organizations in the Seattle area
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Scandinavian Archives was begun prior to 1958 in conjunction with a general progarm to strengthen the UW Libraries Scandinavian holdings. Records were collected by UW professor Walter Johnson and Harry Fabbe, publisher of the Swedish language newspaper Svenska Posten . Fabbe solicited records through his newspaper, resulting in donations primarily from the Swedish community.

For several years, beginning in 1972, library staff members Emma Nelson and Clinton Hude worked to broaden the archival holdings related to Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic communities, primarily in Seattle.

During 1975-1976, the Emigrantsinstitutet in Vaxjo, Sweden collaborated with the UW Libraries on a project to microfilm Swedish-American church records in the Pacific Northwest.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Consult the inventory below for more details about contents.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Swedish community materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Scandinavian Fraternity of American, Lodge No. 33, Aberdeen,WA records
1917-1930
1-3
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 145, Nordstjernan/Spokane, WA records
1908-1934
Box/Folder
4/1-4/3
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 228, Klippan/Seattle, WA records
Box
4-5
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 231, Trofast/Everett, WA records
1913-1930
5
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 233, Norden/Tacoma, WA records
1915, 1920, 1925, 1930
5-6
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 355, Baud Banér/Bend, OR records
1917-1936
6-8
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 363, Framåt/Aberdeen, WA records
1917-1943
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 378, Skogblomman/Preston, WA records
See also: MSS Acc. No. 1208-002
Box/Folder
8A/1-5
Minutes
1958-1968
8A/6
Membership/Dues Book (copy 2)
A second copy of the dues book is accessioned as Mss. Acc. No. 1208-002
1919-1927
8A/7-10
Newsletters: Vasa Star
1968-1972
VF:oversize
108
Scrapbooks pages
1926-1954
Box
8-10
Vasa Order of America, Lodge No. 401, Frihet/Ballard, WA records
1921-1948
Box/Folder
10/1-5
Vasa Order of America, District 13, Northwest U.S.records
1912-1952, 1962
Box
11
Independent Order, Laides of the Viking, Lodge 55, Alfreda records
1931-1937
11
Vasa Home Association records
1932-1941 shelved at C1510
1926-1952
12-14
Swedish Order of Valhalla, Tacoma, WA records
1884-1953
15-17
First Swedish Baptist Church, Seattle, WA records
1884-1953
18-19
Swedish Club records
Includes "Svenska Klubben, 1892-1907" by S. Lundblad
1909-1954
20
Swedish Community Building records
Includes "Svenska Klubben, 1892-1907" by S. Lundblad
1953-1957
Box/Folder
20/3
First Swedish M.E. Church annual conference issue
Sept. 1921
Box
20
King Oscar Memorial Service minutes
Dec 9-22, 1910
Box/Folder
21/1-21/11
Swedish Tercentary Association of Seattle and Vicinity records
1936-1939
21/12-21/13
Swedish American Non-Partisan Progressive Club records
1934-1938
Swedish Singing Societies records
Box/Folder
21/14
Vasa Glee Club clippings and photos
1924, 1928
21/15
United Swedish Singers of the Pacific Coast
1924
21/15
Pacific Coast Division of the American Union of Swedish Singers
1926
Box/Folder
21/16a-21/21
Swedish Midwinter Festival records
1950-1957
21/22
Svenska Landskapsmässan records
1934-1941
Box
22
Swedish Midsummer Festival records
1930-1960
Box/Folder
23/1-23/10
Henning Holmstrong papers
1935-1939, undated
23/1-23/11
Henning Holmstrong papers
1935-1939, undated
23/12-23/13
Steven Forslund papers
1957
23/14
Solomon August Andrée clipping and balloon patch from his attempted ballon flight over the North Pole
undated
23/15
Knute Engdahl photograph and letter
1908
23/16
Mrs. Signe A. Hedlund clippings about her artwork
1957
23/17
John H. Rosen obituary and clippings
1957
23/18-23/19
Ernst Skarstedt writings
See also subgroup in Harry Fabbe
circa 1870
23/20
Peter Olaf Peterson biography, clippings and photos
1932
24/1-25/7
Svante Löfgren papers
circa 1838-1935
25/8-25/12
Tobias Sandergren papers and writings
1878-1882, undated
25/13
Charles Eklund poetry
1895-1940
25/14-25/15
P.J. Bergstrom correspondence and documents
1871-1919
25/16
Frans Petersson writings
circa 1880-1930
26/1-26/2
Oskar E. Svenson writing "Dagboksanteckningar-Med Stasmusikkaren Genom Sverige, 1901-1902"
Box
26
Nordic Festival, Inc program
1976
26
Majblomman (Swedish Tuberculosis Foundation) annual report
1930
26
Maria Brannstrom photographs
undated
26
John Swanson money ledger
circa 1900-1920
26
Västerviks Tidningen
May 24, 1950
26
University of Washington Scandinavian Department Sweden Week program
1976
26
Bethany Greenlake Lutheran Church pamphlet
1958
26
Martin G. Johanson clippings
1970s

Norwegian community materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
27/1-27/5
Gustav B. Joergenson papers
1902-1945, undated
27/6
Pacific Lutheran University history
circa 1930
27/7
Toftenzen family history of Whidbey Island pioneer family
See also Box/Folder 27/13
undated
27/8
Edvin Olsen manuscript "Tjarlie Trallerud"
undated
27/9
"Yakima Pete" Norby reminiscence of his trip from Yakima to the Klondike in 1897
circa 1945
27/10-27/12
George C. Teien papers
1940-1946
27/13
Pioneer Historical Society (Stanwood, WA) minutes, programs, correspondence
undated
27/14-27/17
L.S. Rynning papers
1700-1871
27/18-27/19
Sverre Arestad corerspondence to Mrs. Maren Sorensen from Norway
1900-1931

Icelandic community materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
28
Icelandic Literary Society records
1914-1935
28
P. Pórðarsyni travel log
1885-1886
28
Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle historical report
1965-1976
28
Icelandic Day program - Islendingadagurinn
28A
Icelandic Liberal Church, Seattle, Wash, records
1928-1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Scandinavian Americans--Northwest, Pacific--Archives
  • Scandinavian Americans--United States--Archives
  • Scandinavian Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington. Libraries. Scandinavian Archives--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Ahléen, Reinhold (creator)
    • Almskaar, Hulda D (creator)
    • Anderson, Edmund Carr, 1895- (collector)
    • Andrée, Salomon August, 1854-1897 (creator)
    • Arestad, Sverre (creator)
    • Bergstrom, P. J (creator)
    • Brown, Nils (creator)
    • Brynteson, John (creator)
    • Bufvers, John (creator)
    • Christoferson, Gyda (creator)
    • Eklund, Charles (creator)
    • Engdahl, Knute (creator)
    • Erickson, Selma I (creator)
    • Fabbe, Harry, 1899-1973 (creator)
    • Forslund, Steven (creator)
    • Foss, Henry (creator)
    • Foss, Laura (creator)
    • Franck, Joanne (creator)
    • Frithiof, Karl (creator)
    • Fritzberg, Olga Elkins (creator)
    • Frolund, Laurits (creator)
    • Gray, Marie Elise (creator)
    • Griffin, Daniel William (creator)
    • Gundersen, Rolf (creator)
    • Haavik, O. L (creator)
    • Hartmann, Jennie B (creator)
    • Havin, Henry (creator)
    • Hede, Meta (creator)
    • Hedlund, Signe A (creator)
    • Hildeman, Karl-Ivar (creator)
    • Holstrom, Henning (creator)
    • Howard, Nora Christopher (creator)
    • Joergenson, Gustav B., b. 1883 (creator)
    • Johanson, Martin G., ca. 1888-1983 (creator)
    • Johnson, Aina E (creator)
    • Johnson, Algot (creator)
    • Jorgensen, Alfhild (creator)
    • Jurgensen, Elmer V (creator)
    • Kilgren, Edith (creator)
    • Kilgren, Minnie (creator)
    • Klukken, Iver J (creator)
    • Kolloen, Inga Sjolseth (creator)
    • Larsen, Kirsten (creator)
    • Larssen, A. K (creator)
    • Lofgren, Svante, 1882-1950 (creator)
    • Lofgren, Ted A (creator)
    • Lund, Gunnar, 1866-1940 (creator)
    • Lund, Marie Vognild, 1870-1943 (creator)
    • Magnusson, Gudrun Lindal (creator)
    • Magnusson, Jon (creator)
    • Marsen, Dagmar (creator)
    • Matsen, Iva L (creator)
    • Nakkerud, Ted (creator)
    • Nelson, Sharley (creator)
    • Norby, "Yakima-Pete" (creator)
    • Nordeen, John (creator)
    • Norelius, Eric, 1833-1916 (creator)
    • Olsborg, Gunnar, 1909-2000 (creator)
    • Olsen, Edvin (creator)
    • Olson, Andrew Olof (creator)
    • Pearson, Agnes (creator)
    • Pedersen, Elfrida J. (Elfrida Jensen), b. 1886 (creator)
    • Petersen, Greta (creator)
    • Petersen, Olga E (creator)
    • Petersen, Peter Olaf (creator)
    • Pordarsyni, P (creator)
    • Ramstad, Emma Kvindlog (creator)
    • Risberg, Gerda (creator)
    • Robertson, Myrtle Cecelia, b. 1869 (creator)
    • Rosen, John H., b. 1874 (creator)
    • Rynning, L. S (creator)
    • Sandergren, Tobias (creator)
    • Schiøtz, Aksel, 1906-1975 (creator)
    • Sherwin, Marie (creator)
    • Skarstedt, Ernst, 1857-1929 (creator)
    • Stabeck, Tosten Kittelsen (creator)
    • Stub, Hans Andreas (creator)
    • Sundberg, Edward F (creator)
    • Sundberg, Gerda (creator)
    • Sundborg, Vilma (creator)
    • Svare, Trygve O., 1893-1974 (creator)
    • Symmonds, Harold (creator)
    • Teien, George C (creator)
    • Viking (creator)
    • Wennerstrom, August (creator)
    • Wick, Peter D (creator)
    • Willatsen, Andrew (creator)
    • Wilson, Elmer (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • American Union of Swedish Singers. Pacific Coast Division (creator)
    • Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church. Columbia Conference (creator)
    • Bethany Greenlake Lutheran Church (creator)
    • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Marysville, Wash.) (creator)
    • Brannstrom, Maria (creator)
    • Central Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Danish Brotherhood in America. Lodge 29 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Danish Brotherhood in America. Pacific Northwest Lodges (creator)
    • Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Puget Sound District (creator)
    • Finnish Historical Committee (Wash.) (creator)
    • First Swedish Baptist Church (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • First Swedish M.E. Church (creator)
    • Hope Lutheran Church (Enumclaw, Wash.) (creator)
    • Icelandic Club of Greater Seattle (creator)
    • Icelandic Liberal Church (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Icelandic Literary Society (Bellingham, Wash.) (creator)
    • Independent Order Ladies of the Viking. Lodge # 55 (Alfreda Lodge, Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • International Order of Good Templars. Grand Lodge of Washington. Lodge No. 1 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • King Oscar Memorial Service (creator)
    • Leif Erikson League of the Seattle Area (creator)
    • MacKay-Mackie Defense Committee (U.S.) (creator)
    • Nordic Festival, Inc (creator)
    • Norwegian 17th of May Committee (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Norwegian Commercial Club (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Order of Runeberg. #106 (creator)
    • Pacific Lutheran University (creator)
    • Pioneer Historical Society (Stanwood, Wash.) (creator)
    • Race for Light (creator)
    • Samaritan Society (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Scandinavian Fraternity of America. Lodge #33 (Aberdeen, Wash.) (creator)
    • Sons of Norway (U.S.). Leif Erikson Lodge No. 1 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Sunnmorslaget av Seattle (creator)
    • Supreme Lodge of the Danish Sisterhood of America. Lodge 40 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Svenska Landskapsmassan (creator)
    • Svenska Posten (creator)
    • Swanson, John R (creator)
    • Swedish American Church Archives (creator)
    • Swedish Charitable Society of Greater Boston (creator)
    • Swedish Club (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Swedish Community Building (creator)
    • Swedish Midsummer Festival (creator)
    • Swedish Midwinter Festival (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Swedish Order of Valhalla (Tacoma, Wash.) (creator)
    • Swedish Tercentenary Association of Seattle and Vicinity (creator)
    • Swedish-American Non-Partisan Progressive Club (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Swedish-Finnish Benevolent Aid Association. Finland of America (creator)
    • Swedish-Finnish Sick-Benefit Society. Hemmets Stod #28 (Tacoma, Wash.) (creator)
    • Temperance Society of Swedish-Finns (creator)
    • United Finnish Kaleva Brothers and Sisters (creator)
    • United Swedish Singers of the Pacific Coast (creator)
    • University of Washington. Scandinavian Department. Sweden Week (creator)
    • Vasa Glee Club (creator)
    • Vasa Home Association of Washington (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. District 33 (Northwest United States) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge number 145 (Spokane, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 228 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 231 (Everett, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 233 (Tacoma, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 355 (Bend, Or.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 363 (Aberdeen, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 378 (Preston, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasa Order of America. Lodge Number 401 (Ballard, Wash.) (creator)
    • Vasterviks Tidningen (creator)
    • Vestkystens Nordmorslag (creator)
    • Family Names :
    • H. S. Belle family (creator)
    • Jensen family (creator)
    • Kolloen family (creator)
    • Lehman family (creator)
    • Materrand family (creator)
    • Poulsen family (creator)
    • Stub family (creator)
    • Toftenzen family (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)