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Ingeborg Society Records

Identifier: SAAGC/012
The records of the Ingeborg Society consist of one box, which contains a folder of applications for membership and a ledger of members with listings of dues. The ledger is in Swedish and contains information regarding date of birth, place of birth, United States address, and occupation of the members.


  • 1890 - 1958


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.


1.25 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

The Ingeborg Society, or Fruntimmars Föreningen, was licensed in Illinois in 1890 as a sick benefit society in Chicago for women of Swedish birth or descent. The society flourished with 3,400 members from 1890 through 1958 when it was disbanded. These records are predominantly in Swedish.


Arranged by material type.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Swedish American Historical Society by Mrs. Elsie Peterson on April 28, 1970.

Processing Information

John W. H. Erickson, April 9, 1985.
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