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Bohus Society of Chicago Records

Identifier: SAAGC/007
The Bohus Society of Chicago Records consist of the society's bylaws, membership information, financial records, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1922 - 1979


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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 container)

Biographical / Historical

The Bohus Society of Chicago, Illinois (Bohus Föreningen av Chicago, Illinois) was founded before 1922; the exact date is unknown. The purpose of the Society was to provide a common meeting place for the people of Bohus [province] now living in the greater Chicago area, and to help each other with mutual problems faced as immigrants. The Bohus Society participated in the Swedish Day Parade at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair.


Arranged by topic and then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Bohus Society of Chicago, Illinois, date unknown.

Processing Information

John W. H. Erickson, May 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