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The American Sons and Daughters of Sweden Records

Identifier: SAAGC/016
The  records of the American Sons and Daughters of Sweden include a history, membership certificates, general correspondence, and records of programs and span the years 1924 through 1938.


  • 1924 - 1938


Language of Materials

English and Swedish.

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

The American Sons and Daughters were originally organized in 1924 under the name "The American Sons of Sweden". They were a chapter of the American Daughters of Sweden.

The purpose of this organization was "to preserve and make known the history of the Swedes in America through a) the erection of monuments commemorating achievements of Swedish‑American men and women, b) publishing, or aiding to publish, historical materials which throw light on Swedish‑American history, c) collecting and preserving documents, books, and other records concerning Swedes in America, d) taking and preserving, in the John Morton Memorial Building [Philadelphia], motion pictures of prominent citizens of Swedish descent and of special events in Swedish‑American history ‑ copies of which would be loaned to chapters of the Association for special events." This organization was Chapter One of the national organization, American Daughters of Sweden.


Arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Swedish American Archives of Greater Chicago in approximately 1960.

Processing Information

Steven Jones, April 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