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Academic Research

The Swenson Center promotes academic research on Swedish-American history and relations. We host conferences, lectures, and visiting scholars.

 

We are interested in this topic from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. 

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Swedish Immigration to North America

An overview of Swedish immigration history written by Swenson Center director, Dr. Dag Blanck. 

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Ander Lecture Series

Since 1991, the annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture Series has brought a prominent scholar in the field of immigration studies to give a lecture on the Augustana College campus. 

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Dagmar and Nils William Olsson

Visiting Scholar Award

We offer a $2,500 award for visiting scholars to conduct research on any aspect of Swedish-American history. 

Faculty Research Stipend

Are you an Augustana College faculty member?

 

Apply for $600 to support your 1-week exploration of collections at the Center.

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Conferences

Academic conferences have been sponsored or co-sponsored by the Center on a continuing basis since 1987. 

Internships

Gain hands-on experience in library and archival work. 

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Class Instruction

We can help faculty create class visits and assignments using Center collections.