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Friends and Neighbors? Swedes and Norwegians in the United States

October 19-20, 2007
Augustana College

Thomas Tredway
President Emeritus, Augustana College
2007 O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History
Pinching Pennies in the Provinces: The Mid-Century Finances of an Immigrant College

H. Arnold Barton
Southern Illinois University
Norwegians and Swedes in America: Some Comparisons

Odd Lovoll
St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
Preserving a Cultural Heritage across Boundaries: A Comparative Perspective on Riksföreningen Sverigekontakt and Nordmanns-Forbundet

Terje Leiren
University of Washington, Seattle
Best Man and Best Friends: Marcus Thrane and Ernst Skarstedt

Jørn Brøndal
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
We are Norwegians and Swedes now, not Scandinavians?: The Impact of Norwegian Independence on Scandinavian-American Politics in the Midwest

Mark Granquist
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
The Sociological Factor is not to be Underestimated: Swedes, Norwegians and American Lutheran Merger Negotiations, 1920-1960

Ingeborg Kongslien
University of Oslo
Freedom, Identity, and Double Perspectives: Representations of the Migrant Experience in Vilhelm Moberg's and O.E. Rølvaag's Novels

Philip Anderson
North Park University, Chicago
A Scandinavian Enclave on Lake Superior's North Shore: Settlement Patterns and Community Building among Norwegians, Swedes, and Swede-Finns in Hovland, Minnesota, 1888-1932

Byron Nordstrom
Gustavus Adolphus College
Swedes and Norwegians in Willmar, Minnesota in the Early 20th Century

Ann Legried
University of Central Missouri
Friends and Neighbors: Orphans and Orphan Asylums in Nordic America

Concluding Remarks: Larry Scott, Augustana College and Dag Blanck, Augustana College

Generous financial support was provided by: Swedish Council of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.