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Collection Oliver Anderson Linder clippings
Collection Number MSS P:7
Extent of Description 13.5 linear feet, 30 boxes
Language Swedish, English
Creator Linder, Oliver Anderson, 1863-1939
Search Terms Linder, Oliver Anderson, 1863-1939
American-Scandinavian Foundation
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
Baptists, Swedish
Evangelical Covenant Church of America
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America
Methodists, Swedish
Swedish American Line
Swedish-American newspapers
Swedish-American literature
Swedish-American art
Administrative or Biographical History Oliver Anderson Linder was born on March 29, 1862 in Gylle parish in Malmöhus län, Sweden to the farmer Anders Nilsson and Elna Mårtenson. Linder started to write articles and smaller notices for the local newspaper Trelleborgs Allehanda at the age of 15. Linder emigrated in 1879 and for the first few years, he supported himself as a farmhand and lumberjack. He also contributed regularly to the Swedish-American newspaper Svenska Amerikanaren in Chicago.  In 1892, he was offered a position as the editor for Svenska Amerikanaren and in 1908 he was appointed editor-in chief. In addition, Linder wrote and published articles and poetry in other Swedish-American newspapers. His book titles include: Glada grin. Vers och prosa av Olle Bark (vol. 1-3), John Morton.  En av revolutionsperiodens svensk-amerikaner (Year-book of the Swedish-American Historical Society 1907), I Västernorrland.  Stycken på vers och prosa (Rock Island, 1904), Linder also wrote 400 articles about Swedish-Americans and their institutions for the 2nd edition of the Swedish encyclopedia Nordisk Familjebok. Linder married Therese Fredrika Sennström in 1891. She was born in Grisslehamn, Veddö parish in 1866.  Therese contributed frequently to the Swedish-American press as well.
Scope & Content The collection includes approximately 17, 000 clippings reflecting Linder's interest in the daily lives of the Swedish immigrants, specifically the Swedish American press; religion, especially the Augustana Synod and its churches and pastors; Social welfare issues; Education; The influence of Swedish in English and Swedish-American literature; Industry and business; Art and Artists.

Notes The clippings have been microfilmed and are available in the Plym research room.
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