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Name Swedish Pioneer Centennial 1948
Number of Archive records 6
Number of Photo records 145

Associated Records

Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Synod collection - I/O:5

The collection includes a variety of congratulatory letters and greetings for the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Synod Anniversary of 1910, correspondence, addresses, sermon, reports, press releases, printed matters from the annual Synod meeting in Galesburg, Illinois, 1916 and other misc. letters addressed to the synod.

Sigurd L. Anderson papers - MSS P:15

The collection contains records from the Tri-City Area Chapter, a local planning committee in Rock Island and Moline (Ill.) for the Swedish Pioneer Centennial celebration in 1948. Included are the committee minutes and financial reports March 25, 1946 through January 15, 1949, the newsletters published by the committee (vols. 2-3), newspaper clippings from the celebrations, and a copy of the American Swedish Monthly magazine devoted to the celebration.  

Carl Gustaf Carlfeldt papers - MSS P:47

The papers include clippings, correspondence, and photographs from the 1948 Swedish Pioneer Centennial celebration. Carlfeldt served on the local Tri-City planning committee.

John P. Andersson papers - MSS P:132

The papers include a poem written by Pastor John P. Anderson of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Escanaba, Michigan to Dr. Conrad Bergendoff in commemoration of the Swedish Pioneer Centennial in 1948. The poem is accompanied by a personal letter from Anderson to Bergendoff and one from Arthur Wald.

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

Erik W. Welander papers - SAC P:53

The papers consists of a script for the funeral service of Erik W. Welander and a copy of the American Swedish Monthly, Swedish Pioneer 1948 edition, in which Welander appeared on p. 77. Welander was part of the local Tri-City planning committee for the Pioneer Centennial event.

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