The Swenson Center is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations.
We collect, preserve and make available archival and library materials, promote and initiate research, and are a leader in Swedish-American genealogy.
The Swenson Center turns 40
In our 40th year, join us as we explore what a new focus Swedish-American relations means for the Center.
A special anniversary event on Saturday, May 7th features a symposium, open house, and celebratory dinner.
Professor Emerita, San Diego State University
Having twice been a guest scholar at the Center myself, I can testify to its unique holdings, its skilled and dedicated staff, and its welcoming ambience. In SSIRC's focused setting, research can be done more efficiently than at larger institutions. SSIRC is one of the two foremost archives worldwide holding Swedish-American newspapers, currently digitizing this resource to offer increased accessibility.