Amandus Johnson papers 1897-1974

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Main Author: Johnson, Amandus 1877-1974
Format: Manuscript
Language: Italian
Subjects: American Swedish Historical Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Pennsylvania--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Swedes--Delaware--History.
Swedes--New Jersey--History.
Swedes--Pennsylvania--History.
Swedish Americans--History.
Swedish Americans--Societies, etc.
Swedish Colonial Society.
Online Access: Finding aid online: http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch%20manuscript_guide/html/johnson.html
Summary: Amandus Johnson was born in Langsjo, Smaland, Sweden and immigrated to the U.S. circa 1880. He was a leading historian of Swedish-American colonial settlement in the Delaware Valley, and a motive force in the promotion of Swedish-American historical consciousness. He helped to found a number of Swedish-American cultural organizations, including the American Swedish Historical Foundation and Museum, where he served as first curator. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, and other records from Johnson's involvement in a large number of Swedish-American organizations, along with very extensive research files regarding Sweden's relations with North America from 1621 through the mid 1850s. Addendum: raf 07/05/05: This addendum consists of ephemera: a miniature Swedish flag, a large signed card (with flags), and a calendar. All originally were parts of 1975-017.
Physical Description: 32.7 Linear feet 75 boxes
Collection Number: MSS041A
Finding Aid: http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch%20manuscript_guide/html/johnson.html

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