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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.

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.

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.

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. -

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

Image of John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois records - Prince Bertil, Swedish Pioneer Centennial in Galesburg

John Ericsson Republican League of Illinois records - Prince Bertil, Swedish Pioneer Centennial in Galesburg

Prince Bertil and Galesburg Mayor Ralph B. Johnson, 1948 during the Swedish Pioneer Centennial celebration, in Galesburg, Illinois.

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.