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Historical Swedish-American Newspapers Sought

Representatives from the National Library of Sweden are seeking donations of historical Swedish-American newspapers.

The Swenson Center and the National Library of Sweden both collect Swedish language texts printed in the United States. The Swedish-American press played a significant role in the lives of Swedish-Americans and was the second largest foreign-language press in the United States with some 800 titles published. Some important titles include Hemlandet, Svenska Amerikanaren, Svenska Amerikanska Posten, Nordstjernan, and Svea.

If you have newspapers you wish to donate (single issues or more complete sets), please contact Lisa Huntsha to arrange the transfer of materials, by email or by phone at 309-794-7496.