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Swedish Mission Tabernacle (Chicago, IL) Records

Identifier: 8-2-10-107

Scope and Contents

This collection contains primarily the Sunday School Records from the Swedish Mission Tabernacle in Chicago, IL.


  • 1891-1978


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.

Biographical / Historical

Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, Oak Lawn, IL (8/2/10/50) was a merger of the Tabernacle and Grand Crossing (with Parkside) in 1947.


1 Import


The files are organized by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



The style of record keeping seems to have evolved over time, so a few notes might make this collection more useful. The first years (1891-1937) give the attendance and collection totals for each class. Some of the earliest years (1891-1902) give the names and addresses of all the enrolled students in the beginning of the book, the later years (1902-1937) do so in the back of the book with less regularity. Found in boxes 1-6 of this collection.

Beginning in 1938, the record keeping systems shifted to “The Covenant Graded Lessons: Secretary’s Record Book” which lists attendance numbers without names (1938-1946) and are found in boxes 7 and 8 of this collection. These likely correlate to the “Covenant Graded Lessons” found in boxes 11-13 of this collection.

Records were also maintained on the individual level (1923-1938); boxes 9 and 10 contain “Sunday School Class Books” which give names and attendance for individual students. These books are largely undated. They were once rubber banded together by year, but the bands dissolved and though care was taken in sorting the materials, the dates of individual booklets are somewhat uncertain. • Similarly, boxes 11-13 contain the class books that correspond with the ‘Covenant Graded Lessons’ (1938-1947). Again, the dates are somewhat uncertain.

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Repository Details

Part of the Evangelical Covenant Church and North Park University Archives Repository

North Park University
Brandel Library - Lower Level
3225 W Foster Ave Box 38
Chicago IL 60625 USA