Sweden -- Emigration and immigration
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Andrew J. Alford papers
Identifier: MSS 127
Andrew J. Alford immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1867, settling in Kankakee County, Illinois. Andrew J. Alford papers, 1855-1895 and undated, contains correspondence between members of Alford's family, title certificates and receipts, insurance policy receipts, Alford's naturalization certificate, and other papers.
Dates: 1855-1895 and undated
Josef Anderson papers
Identifier: MSS 114
Abstract Josef Alfred Anderson (also spelled Joseph in some records) was born on July 10, 1868, in Lommaryd, Sweden. He immigrated to the United States in 1876, and began attending Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois. Anderson earned his bachelor’s from the college in 1888, and his master’s in 1891. He then attended the seminary, and graduated in 1892. Anderson was ordained on June 5, 1892, in Lindsborg, Kansas. He was a minister for congregations in several different...
Dates: circa 1875-1888
Gustav Andreen and family papers
Identifier: MSS 4
Abstract Gustav Andreen was the fourth president of Augustana College as well as its longest-serving president, having held office from 1901 to 1935. Andreen was the first Augustana president to be born in the United States, to have graduated from Augustana, and to serve more than 30 years. Andreen was also responsible for creating an organized fundraising campaign to establish a college endowment. During his time at Augustana, Andreen created a formal geology department, raised over $1 million for...
Dates: 1835-1964 and undated
Anniversaries and celebrations collection
Identifier: MSS 179
Abstract The Anniversaries and celebrations collection, 1882-2011 and undated, contains materials related to various anniversary events and commemorations involving the Augustana College community, including events both directly and indirectly related to the college. The collection represents the following events: The 400th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Birth, 1883, The Jubilee celebrating the 1593 Uppsala Synod, 1893, The Augustana College 50th Anniversary Jubilee, 1910, The Augustana College 75th...
Dates: 1882-2011 and undated
Augustana Historical Society records
Identifier: MSS 203
Abstract The Augustana Historical Society was founded in 1930 with the goal of preserving documents and artifacts related to Scandinavian and Lutheran history. By 1996, the group had revised its mission as being to: "locate, gather, preserve, and publish literary materials bearing on the history of Augustana College, on the relationships of the college to the Lutheran Church, on the history of Swedish immigration to the United States, and on cultural connections between the United States and Sweden."...
Dates: 1918-2020 and undated
Backman Family papers
Identifier: MSS 108
Abstract The Backman family was active in Galesburg, Ill., in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The head of the family was Carl August Backman, who immigrated to the United States in 1868 and began to study at Augustana College in 1875. Backman received a BA in 1881 and graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary in 1883. After two years as a pastor in Ishpeming, Michigan, he accepted a position at the Swedish Lutheran congregation in Galesburg, Illinois, in the summer of 1885. The Backman...
Dates: 1876-1953 and undated
Collection on Olof Z. Cervin
Identifier: MSS 77
Abstract Olof Zakarias Cervin graduated from Augustana College in 1887 and went on to study architecture at Columbia University. After working as an architect in various cities, Olof returned to Rock Island and established his own architecture firm on 1 April 1896. Cervin designed several buildings in Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois, including schools, churches, and factories. During World War I, Cervin designed four hundred houses to accommodate the growing wartime workforce in the...
Dates: 1894-1983 and undated
The Lars Paul Esbjörn and Esbjörn family papers
Identifier: MSS 1
Abstract The Lars Paul Esbjörn and Esbjörn family papers primarily documents the personal and professional life of the first president of Augustana College, Lars Paul Esbjörn. Esbjörn was born in Sweden in 1808 and immigrated to America in 1849. In 1860, he became the first president of Augustana College, and remained in this position until 1863, when the college was moved to Paxton, Illinois. That same year, Esbjörn returned to Sweden where he lived until his death in 1870. His papers include...
Dates: 1778-1982 and undated
Esping family papers
Identifier: MSS 97
Abstract The Esping family emigrated to Illinois from their home in Döderhult, Sweden in 1853. The family line and genealogy is extensive, but this collection focuses mainly on Julius Esping, his wife Sophie Bezelius, and their direct line. Their sons, Julius and Axel, fought in the United States Civil War, and Axel was killed at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863. The Esping family papers, 1869-1983 and undated, contains Otto William Esping's diary, family correspondence, accounts of the Espings'...
Dates: 1869-1983 and undated
Carl Otto Granere papers
Identifier: MSS 15
Abstract Carl Otto Granere was born 27 September 1844 in Småland, Sweden. He graduated from Stockholm in 1870 and traveled to Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, that same year. From 1872 to 1876 he was a professor of Latin and Swedish and assistant instructor in Church History and Doctrinal Theology at the College. He received his Ph.D. in 1898 and was appointed librarian of the college. Granere continued his duties as college librarian until his resignation in 1913. He lived to be the oldest of...
Dates: 1873-1946 and undated