Swedish American Lutherans
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
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
Carl Linus Eugene Esbjörn papers
Identifier: MSS 14
Abstract Carl Linus Eugene Esbjörn (also spelled Esbjorn) was the son of Augustana College's first president, Lars Paul Esbjörn. He attended Augustana College in the 1870s, studying at both the college's Paxton campus and Rock Island campus. He taught at several colleges before taking a permanent position at Augustana as a professor of languages in 1887. He would remain at Augustana for 52 years until his death in 1939, when he was struck by a car while crossing 7th Avenue. Esbjörn was interested in...
Dates: 1838-1941 and undated
Constantin Magnus Esbjörn papers
Identifier: MSS 13
Abstract Constantin Magnus Esbjörn (also spelled Esbjorn) was born to Gustava and Lars Paul Esbjörn, the founding president of Augustana College, in 1858. C.M. Esbjörn attended Augustana College in Paxton, Illinois, and followed the college when it moved in 1875 to Rock Island, Illinois. Following his graduation from Augustana in 1877, Esbjörn taught at Augustana until 1880 and then again from 1883 to 1890, when he was ordained. He and his family moved frequently throughout the western United States...
Dates: 1868-1925 and undated
Tufve Nilsson Hasselquist papers
Identifier: MSS 2
Abstract The Tufve Nilsson Hasselquist papers, 1840-1988 and undated, primarily documents the personal and professional life of the second president of Augustana College, Tufve Nilsson Hasselquist. Hasselquist was born in Sweden in 1816 and traveled to America in 1852. Before assuming the presidency of the college in 1863, Hasselquist was the president of the Augustana Synod, the editor of a Swedish-language newspaper, and a pastor. At Augustana College, Hasselquist oversaw many changes to the school...
Dates: 1840-1988 and undated
Jenny Lind Chapel records
Identifier: MSS 168
Abstract The Jenny Lind Chapel was the first house of worship built by and for a Swedish Lutheran congregation in Andover, Illinois. Pastor Lars Esbjörn and ten Swedish settlers founded the congregation in the fall of 1850. The chapel still stands and holds services as of 2016. The Jenny Lind Chapel records, 1851-1987 and undated (bulk 1962-1987), contains church documents, news clippings, photographs, and ephemera. Records have been arranged into five series: Church Services, Committees,...
Dates: 1851-1987 and undated; Majority of material found in 1962-1987
Charlotte Odman papers
Identifier: MSS 63
Abstract Charlotte J. Odman attended Augustana College from 1934 to 1938. After graduating, Odman worked for the Augustana Book Concern in Rock Island, Illinois, and later at the Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the co-editor of the weekly Lutheran Companion and a co-author of The Home Altar, among other Lutheran publications. The Charlotte Odman papers, 1908-1990 and undated, includes personal postcards, Odman's writings for the Augustana...
Dates: 1908-1990 and undated
Olof Olsson family papers
Identifier: MSS 3
Abstract The Olof Olsson Family Papers documents the personal and private life of the third President of Augustana College, Olof Olsson, and his family. Olof Olsson was born in Sweden in 1841. He and his wife, Anna Lisa Olsson, emigrated from Sweden to the United States in 1869. In 1876 Olof Olsson was offered a professorship at Augustana College and Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. In 1891, Olsson was unanimously elected to the Augustana College presidency, a position he held until his...
Dates: 1861-1943, 1993 and undated
Swanson family papers
Identifier: MSS 391
Abstract This collection relates to various members of the Swanson family, whose patriarch, David Verner Swanson was a minister in the Augustana Lutheran Church. Several members of the Swanson family, including Verner, his sons Alan and Vernon, and Vernon's wife Audrey, attended Augustana College, and many of the materials in the collection relate to their experiences on campus. Most notably, Audrey, a member of Chi Omega Gamma, created a scrapbook documenting life at Augustana during Worl War II,...
Dates: 1911-1995 and undated
Trinity Lutheran Church records
Identifier: MSS 407
Abstract Trinity Lutheran Church was founded in 1912 in Moline, Illinois, and continues to operate as of 2017. At the time of its founding, Trinity was one of the only English-speaking churches chartered with the Augustana Synod, a Swedish branch of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The church has strong historical ties to Augustana College, with its first three pastors having graduated from Augustana Theological Seminary and the precursor to its Sunday School program having been founded by...
Dates: 1854-2014 and undated; Majority of material found in ( 1912-2014)
Sven Gustaf Youngert papers
Identifier: MSS 139
Abstract Sven Gustaf Youngert immigrated to the United States from Sweden in 1886 at the age of 25. He studied at Augustana College and Theological Seminary for six years, until he was ordained as a minister in 1892. Throughout his life, he alternated between serving as a pastor for church parishes throughout the country and teaching at Augustana Theological Seminary. He served as the Vice President of Augustana College and Theological Seminary from 1920 to 1927 and as the Dean of the Seminary from...
Dates: 1883-1934 and undated