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Name Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Number of Archive records 1.0
Number of Photo records 181.0

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Allan Kastrup collection. The American Swedish News Exchange. - MSS P:308

The collection spans from early 1920s up to the 1980s and includes a wide variety of materials which reflects ASNE's efforts in promoting Sweden in America and Allan Kastrup's own interest in Swedish immigrants and their achievements in the United States. The most prominent and inclusive material is the clipping collection which documents Swedish cultural, political and economical developments as portrayed in the American press during 1920s-1960s. The collection also includes extensive correspondence between Hedin and Kastrup, a variety of speeches given by Swedish officials in the United States incl. Prince Bertil's; annual reports of the agency; nearly 100 photos depicting the Swedish Pione

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a crowd looking into the window an automobile.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking to two young women and smoking.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Sven Dahlman sleeping. See also MSS P:308 PH 179.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Bertil Kugelberg sleeping.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking and shaking hands with an unknown gentleman.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Hilding Rosenberg (left) the first Swedish modernist composer speaking with an unknown gentleman (right). They are standing in a garden.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Sven Dahlman sleeping. His pillow is stacks of newspapers and folders. The photo was taken in 1948. See also MSS P: 308 PH 102.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

A photograph documenting the arrival of members of The Official Swedish Delegation in Chicago, Illinois for The Centennial Celebration of The Swedish Pioneer Centennial Association in 1948. The photograph shows members of the delegation standing on the train platform with members of the National Centennial Committee and the Chicago Pioneer Centennial Committee. Included in the sleeve holding the photograph are two notecards with the names of the people photographed. The following text is from those two notecards and supported with research on the people of the committees and those in The Official Swedish Delegation. "10. Chicago arrival - Rev. C. George Ericson on steps of train - far left G

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil speaking into a microphone on a raised platform with patriotic bunting and flags (both American and Swedish). Karin Koch also stands on the platform. Others on the platform are unidentifiable along with the location of the photograph.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

On June 4, 1948, President Harry S. Truman awarded Prince Bertil of Sweden the Legion of Merit, Degree of Commander, "In exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the U.S." The photograph shows President Harry S. Truman presenting the award to Prince Bertil of Sweden. The two men are shaking hands and President Truman is lifting the medal off Prince Bertil's chest. There is an unnamed man standing behind Prince Bertil and President Truman. There is a bookshelf visible in the background. Printed on the back of the photograph is, "ACME NEWSPICTURES - DIVISION OF NEA SERVICE, Inc. - TRIBUNE TOWER CHICAGO, ILL. - THIS PICTURE IS

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a press conference. Prince Bertil is talking at the Swedish Consulate General 600 Park Avenue in New York. People are gathered around the desk facing him. Gunnar Gunnarsson on the far right.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a press conference for Prince Bertil. This photograph is taken in the Swedish Consulate General 600 Park Avenue in New York. People are gathered around the desk facing him. Einar Sjögren far lower left.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Nils Goude speaking with the African American porter on the train. Nils Goude smokes a cigarette while the porter holds a newspaper. The back of the photograph indicates that they were traveling from New York City to Chicago.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Olof Rydbeck and Karin Koch traveling by train. They both have newspapers.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows two people sleeping on a train traveling from Minneapolis to Chicago. On the right is Per Sandberg.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Gunnar Hirdman sleeping on a train.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows the Official Swedish Delegation traveling by Zephyr from Minneapolis to Chicago. This is possibly the Twin Cities Zephyr. Those photographed from left to right: Olof Rydbeck, Karin Koch, Gunnar Hirdman[?], and Dr. Gunnar Granberg. They all sit with their newspapers.

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows the Official Swedish Delegation traveling by Zephyr from Minneapolis to Chicago. This is possibly the Twin Cities Zephyr. Photographed here is Gunnar Westin reading the Morgon-Tidningen (The Morning Newspaper).

Image of Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange.

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

The Centennial Celebration began at the Chicago Stadium on June 4th, 1948, where approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows Dagmar Olsson, a Swedish film actress, sitting on the far right and Mrs. Vilas Johnson sitting to the left of the speaker/singer. The speaker is standing in the middle of the photograph and has a music stand/podium and microphone in front of her. She is clothed in a light colored dress. The back of the photograph states, "Dagmar Olsson, far right, seated - Mrs. Vilas Johnson seated to left of speaker - Chicago."