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Welcome/Välkommen!

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. 

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Library & Archives

Discover our resources by searching both the library catalog and archives database. 

Newsletter

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News

Events

  • Swedish 2
    Swedish 2
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 28
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Jul 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Jul 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Nordic Book Club, August 2024
    Nordic Book Club, August 2024
    Tue, Aug 13
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Aug 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Aug 13, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Google Meet
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  • Genealogy Club, August 2024
    Genealogy Club, August 2024
    Mon, Aug 19
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Aug 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Aug 19, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Nordic Book Club, September 2024
    Nordic Book Club, September 2024
    Tue, Sep 10
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Sep 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Sep 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Genealogy Club, September 2024
    Genealogy Club, September 2024
    Mon, Sep 16
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Sep 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
    Sep 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Zoom
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  • Nordic Book Club, October 2024
    Nordic Book Club, October 2024
    Tue, Oct 08
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Oct 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Oct 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Virtual, via Google Meet
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  • Nordic Book Club, November 2024
    Nordic Book Club, November 2024
    Tue, Nov 12
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Nov 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Nov 12, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Virtual, via Google Meet
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  • Nordic Book Club, December 2024
    Nordic Book Club, December 2024
    Tue, Dec 10
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Dec 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Virtual, via Google Meet
    Dec 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Virtual, via Google Meet
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Testimonials

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Anne-Charlotte Harvey

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.

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