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Swedish and American Flags

Faculty Research Stipend Augustana College faculty members are invited to apply for the annual Faculty Research Stipend which supports personal academic research or research leading toward the development of class projects. Deadline is May 1st.

Visiting Scholar Award

Visiting Scholar Award It's time to apply for the annual Dagmar and Nils William Olsson Visiting Scholar Award. The award is to reimburse travel and living expenses associated with a visit to the Swenson Center, open to anyone doing academic research on any aspect of Swedish-American history. Deadline is May 1st.

Swedish American newspaper

Swedish American Newspapers Digitized Now online! Swedish American Newspapers is an online portal which allows users to explore more than 300,000 pages from 28 different Swedish American newspaper titles published across the United States between 1859 and 2007.

Ander Lecture 2016

Now you can watch Dr. Adam Kaul give the 2016 Ander Lecture "Making and Marketing Heritage: Nostalgia, Dissonance, and Sustainability in Bishop Hill, Illinois"

Swedish American Immigration History A brief history of the Swedish mass migration to North America written by Swenson Center Director Dr. Dag Blanck.

People celebrating midsommar

Support The Swenson Center is a nonprofit organization that depends entirely on donations from generous people like you. Consider becoming a member today!


Location The Swenson Center is located in Denkmann Memorial Hall on Augustana College's campus in Rock Island, IL.


Hours Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm. Please make an appointment. During the summer, the Center will close at 12:00pm on Fridays.