Svea Society.  Collection of Svea Förbundet, 1901-1957.

GACA Collection 157



Svea Society. Collection of Svea Förbundet, 1901-1957.  GACA Collection 157.  ½ Hollinger.


ABSTRACT:

The Svea Förbundet collection consists of programs, announcements, and minutes from the Svea Society.  The collection also contains the constitution of the Society and membership lists.  Items span from 1901-1957.  This collection contains materials in both English and Swedish.


HISTORICAL NOTE:
Svea Förbundet was intended as a “cultural society for all those interested in Swedish literature and culture.”  Members participated in discussions of literature, were serenaded in Swedish by different musicians, and sponsored lectures on influential Swedes and Swedish traditions.  Svea Förbundet was reorganized into the Svea Society in 1928 with a cap of thirty members and was bound to the same rules as Greek societies and other language clubs.  Membership was limited to students enrolled in Swedish courses.  The group continued to sponsor literary programs and held debates and political discussions in Swedish.


RESTRICTIONS:
There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of the College Archives, the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library, and Gustavus Adolphus College.


COLLECTION CITATION:
Svea Society.  Collection of Svea Förbundet, 1901-1957. GACA Collection 157. Gustavus Adolphus College Archives, St. Peter, Minnesota.


PROCESSED BY:
Birgitta Johnson, student worker, processed this collection and developed the finding aid during October  2009.


SUBJECT HEADINGS:

Gustavus Adolphus College -- Svea Förbundet.
Gustavus Adolphus College -- Svea Society.
Universities and colleges -- Societies, etc.
Swedish language -- Societies, etc.



GACA Collection 157

Box

Folder

Programs, 1902-1957

1

1

Secretary’s Journal, 1921-1922

1

2

Minutes, 1901-1916

1

3

Minutes, 1916-1920

1

4

Minutes, 1928-1948, 1950

1

5

Minutes and Agenda, 1948-1950

1

6

Constitution and Membership Lists, 1947-1948(?)

1

7

Campus Organization Report, 1949

1

8

Invitations, Agendas, and Announcements, 1935-1946, 1953

1

9

Song Lyrics and Playlists, 1946-1956

1

10