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American Colony in Jerusalem Collection

Identifier: SAAGC/032
The collection contains photocopies of two manuscripts, "Emigrantgrupperns från Chicago‑Nås inom American Colony, Jerusalem" and "Motivförskjutningen Mellan Emigrantgrupperna till Jerusalem‑American Colony från Chicago och från Nås, Västerdalarna", both by Swedish scholar Ivar E. Holmen. Also includes printed material about the colony.


  • 1906 - 1977


Language of Materials

Swedish and English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright that may be involved in the use of this collection.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

These records provide resources describing a group of Swedes in Chicago who accompanied a religious group in the travel to and settlement in Jerusalem. Another group of Swedes from the province of Dalarna also joined this group in Jerusalem.


Arranged by publication.

Processing Information

Timothy J. Johnson, February 1988.
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Funding to migrate and update this finding aid was provided by the Swedish Council of America through the 2019 grant "Improving and Expanding Access to the Swedish–American Archives of Greater Chicago."

Repository Details

Part of the Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago Repository

3225 W Foster Ave
Box 38
Chicago IL 60625 USA