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Name Kastrup, Allan, 1906-
Number of Archive records 1
Number of Photo records 181

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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. -

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. -

The Centennial Celebration began at the Chicago Stadium on June 4, 1948. Approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows the key speakers sitting in front of the press. Sitting on the stage, from left to right: Vilas Johnson, President Harry S. Truman, Prince Bertil, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, and Gösta Oldenburg. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, Chairman of the Chicago Committee, and Vice President of the Association. President Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States (1945-1953). Dr. Conrad Bergendoff was the pres

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 4, 1948. Approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows the key speakers sitting in front of the press. Sitting on the stage, from left to right: Vilas Johnson, President Harry S. Truman, Prince Bertil, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, and Gösta Oldenburg. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, Chairman of the Chicago Committee, and Vice President of the Association. President Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States (1945-1953). Dr. Conrad Bergendoff was the pres

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 4, 1948. Approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows the key speakers sitting in front of the press. Sitting on the stage, from left to right: Vilas Johnson, President Harry S. Truman, Prince Bertil, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, and Gösta Oldenburg. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, Chairman of the Chicago Committee, and Vice President of the Association. President Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States (1945-1953). Dr. Conrad Bergendoff was the pres

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 4, 1948. Approximately 18,000 people gathered to hear President Truman, Prince Bertil of Sweden, Carl Sandburg and others speak and perform. This photograph shows the stage in which a presidential podium is set up. There are many people on the stage. They are members of the Official Swedish Delegation and the Pioneer Committees. The persons shown include but are not limited to, Vilas Johnson, President Harry S. Truman, Prince Bertil, Dr. Conrad Bergendoff, Gösta Oldenburg, Dr. Nanna Svartz, Ingeborg Sylvander, and many others indiscernible due to distance of the photograph and fuzziness of the photograph. Vilas Johnson was o

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, from left to right, Vilas Johnson, President Harry S. Truman, and Prince Bertil. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, chairman of the Chicago Committee, and vice president of the Association. President Harry S. Truman is wearing a suit and holding a binder. Printed on the back of the photograph is, "ACME NEWSPICTURES - DIVISION OF NEA SERVICE, Inc. - TRIBUNE TOWER CHICAGO, ILL. - THIS PICTURE IS S

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 President Harry S. Truman presenting his speech at the podium with the Presidential seal. In the background, behind the president, members of the Official Swedish Delegation and the Pioneer Committees can be seen, including but not limited to, Dr. Nanna Svartz, Ingeborg Sylvander, and Vilas Johnson. Ingeborg Sylvander is clothed in a light colored dress, dark fur jacket, and hat. Dr. Nanna Svartz is clothed in a dark skirt and jacket with light colored bo

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows an unknown gentleman looking at a museum exhibit. It appears to be a team of working horses pulling something. There is a sign in front of it that reads "Please Do Not Touch Exhibits."

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 Prince Bertil of Sweden presenting his speech at the podium with the Presidential seal. In the background, behind Prince Bertil, on the left is Vilas Johnson. Vilas Johnson was of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Company in Chicago, Illinois, chairman of the Chicago Committee, and vice president of the Association. On the right is Olof Rydbeck. Rydbeck was the First Secretary of the Swedish Embassy and a person representing Sweden in the U.S.

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 some of the crowd as well as the stage with distinguished members sitting and standing on stage. Printed on the back of the photograph is, "ACME NEWSPICTURES - DIVISION OF NEA SERVICE, Inc. - TRIBUNE TOWER CHICAGO, ILL. - THIS PICTURE IS SOLD TO YOU FOR YOUR PUBLICATION ONLY AND MUST NOT BE LOANED, SYNDICATED OR USED FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM ACME. - BY ACCEPTING THIS PICTURE YOU AGREE TO HOLD ACME HARMLESS FROM ANY LOSS OR DA

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. -

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."

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows Prince Bertil in a car with Arthur W. Wallander on June 29, 1948 in New York.

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a ceremony occurring. There are crowds standing listening to a speaker. The speaker is standing on a stage that is decorated with an American flag and Swedish flag as well as patriotic banners. There is a group of men in singing uniforms and caps. Members of the press stand in front of the stage. Prince Bertil of Sweden can be identified as one of the people standing on the stage. The man standing to Prince Bertil's right may be Carl Hjalmar Lundquist. Carl Hjalmar Lundquist was a Chicago attorney and secretary of the Chicago Pioneer Centennial Committee. Gösta Oldenburg may be on the far right standing closest to the Swedish flag. Gösta Oldenburg was representing Swede

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows the color guard presenting the colors at the beginning of a parade in Rockford, Illinois. The Swedish flag is among the procession. On the side of the street are many seats set up and men and women are standing for the flags. The color guard is dressed in uniform. According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the party to Rockford, where at 1:00 o'clock a luncheon will be given by the Rockford Committee. At 6:45 p.m. the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Parade will begin its march t

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows a float in the parade in Rockford, Illinois held for the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Celebration. The float is a white ship with men dressed as sailors aboard. The side of the ship states, "Sea Scouts Ship No 500 - Rockford Catholic Men's Club." Standing on both sides of the street are many men and women. Further along in the procession there is a car. Trees and light poles can be seen in the background of this photograph. According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the pa

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows the parade in Rockford, Illinois held for the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Celebration. In this photograph there is a mounted company. The men and a boy are riding horses. They are clothed in uniforms and cowboy hats. Standing on both sides of the street are many men, women, and children. Trees, light poles, and signs can be seen in the background of this photograph. According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the party to Rockford, where at 1:00 o'clock a luncheon will b

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows the parade in Rockford, Illinois held for the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Celebration. In this photograph there is a young girl twirling a baton. She is clothed in a majorettes uniform and cowboy boots. Behind her can be seen many men and women and children watching the parade and a sign advertising motor sales of used cars. According to The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948 [June 1948 issue found in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research stacks at: Immig. f E 184 .S23 A7 24251707] "on the morning of June 8 automobiles will bring the party to Rockford, where at 1:00 o'clock a luncheon will be given by the Rockford Committee. At 6:45 p.m.

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

Allan Kastrup collection. The Swedish American News Exchange. -

This photograph shows wooden stands with a crowd sitting on them. Four people are the focus of the photograph. From left to right is Dr. Nanna Svartz, Per Sandberg, Einar Sjögren, and Dr. Gunnar Granberg of the Official Swedish Delegation [identification of the members sitting on the bench is based from photographs in, The American Swedish Monthly: Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1848-1948, a periodical released in June of 1948 describing much of the events and important members involved with the Swedish Pioneer Centennial Celebration.] Dr. Nanna Svartz was a professor of medicine at the Carolinian Institute, head physician of the Carolinian Hospital, and member of the Official Swedish Delegation.