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Bishop Hill Collection

Identifier: SAAGC/033
Relating to the Bishop Hill Colony in western Illinois, this collection contains correspondence, notes and an on‑site visit report made by Olov Isaksson, Director of the National Museum of Antiquities, Stockholm, Sweden, with regard to the restoration of Colony buildings and the preservation of the Colony's material culture. Also included are correspondence, notes and photostats of various documents used by Paul Elmen in researching his book on Erik Jansson, Wheat Flour Messiah (1976); a copy of an unpublished guide to the microfilmed Bishop Hill Colony and Post Colony Papers (1843‑1905); and a folder of photographs of Bishop Hill settlers.


  • 1843 - 1981


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.


1.2 Linear Feet (3 containers)


Arranged by publication and topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Processing Information

Timothy J. Johnson.


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