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American Swedish Historical Museum
An introduction to the Museum’s history, galleries, & collections. On a day in early June, 1926, Crown Prince Gustav (VI) Adolf of Sweden laid his hand on the cornerstone of the John Morton Memorial Building in South Philadelphia to help guide it into place. The site chosen for the building was once part of a 17th-century land grant from Queen Christina of Sweden to Swedish colonist Sven Skute. The year 1926 marked the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Due to the Depression, it was not until 1938 that the newly renamed American Swedish Historical Museum officially opened as a part of the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Swedish presence in the Delaware Valley. Color & b&w illustrations.
Come Into a New World: Linnaeus and America: An Exhibition to Commemorate the 300th birthday of the Great Swedish Scientist, Carolus Linnaeus
This catalog was published for an exhibition to commemorate the 300th birthday of the great Swedish Scientist, Carolus Linnaeus, held Feb. 15-July 1, 2007, at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia. Biologists today regard Linnaeus’s work as the foundation of the modern life sciences. The 300th anniversary of his birth is a perfect moment to see how important he has been, not just to biology, but also to human thought more broadly. For Americans this tercentenary is also a chance to look back & see how Linnaeus’s fascination with America helped shape our national identity -- & how his ideas take on new meaning in our own time. Color illustrations. Beautifully designed!
Nobel: Celebrating a Century of the Nobel Prizes: Exhibition Catalogue
Catalogue of an Exhibition at the American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, Oct. 2001. This exhibition explains who Alfred Nobel was, why he established the prizes that bear his name, & what he hoped to accomplish with them. There are six prizes in all. Five recognize people who have made great contributions in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine or physiology, literature, & economics. The sixth prize, the Peace Prize, is given to people or institutions that have furthered the cause of peace in the world. Contents: Introduction; “Alfred Nobel -- A Brief Life,” by Margaretha Talerman; “What Did Alfred Nobel Do?,” by Robert E. Savage; & Bibliography. Illustrations.
Elin’s Amerika (rev., 3rd ed.)
Award-winning children’s author Marguerite de Angeli tells the story of Elin, a young girl who has come to live in the New Sweden Colony. She helps us envision how these many different peoples -- Swedes, Finns, Lenape, Minquas (Susquehannock), Dutch and British related to one another. Elin’s search for friendship, love of family, and anticipation of celebrations seem familiar. Her isolation from other children, lack of basic things, and the daily routine of chores may seem quite unfamiliar. New Sweden was established in 1638, under the guidance of Peter Minuit, when Swedish colonists were sent to the New World to claim lands in the area around the Delaware River in southeastern PA and south NJ. For ages 8-12. Illustrations.
1643-1943: The 300th Anniversary of the Establishment of Civilization Within the Present Limits of Philadelphia: First Recorded Courts and Trial by Jury in the Delaware Valley, 1643
Speeches & Greetings Delivered, Nov. 5, 1943. The autumn of 1943 marked the 300th Ann’y. of the founding by Sweden of the first community within PA. This was part of a colonization project initiated by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Contents: Early History of the Courts in PA; The Jury System of Sweden -- Origin & Importance; Swedish Law in the Del. Valley -- Characteristics of the Swedes; The Cavalry Signal used by Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Lutzen, 1632; Achievements of Citizens of Swedish Origin in the War; The Qualities of the Early Amer.; Our Common Background; The Colony of New Sweden -- greetings from the Gov. of DE; The Swedes in PA, 1643-1943; & Swedish Jurisprudence -- Greetings from Sweden by Consul Hugo Tamm.
American Swedish ‘73
Contents: The Swedish-American of the Year; Nordstjernan-Svea 100; Gerhard T. Rooth; Thyra Ferre-Bjorn; Bishop Hill, Illinois; Robert Owen & Bishop Hill; Joe Hill & The Emigrants; Sture Lindmark’s Swedish-America, 1014-1932; Emigration Research at Uppsala: Five Dissertations; Scandinavica at Claremont College; Dialect Hunters in Swedish America; Maryland, My Maryland!; The Other Emigrants; The House of Immigrants: Vaxja; Varmland’s Emigrant Register; Texas Swedish Pioneers Assoc.; Maine’s New Sweden Historical Museum; The Erlander Home Museum; Sweden’s Sexual Code; The Swedish Council of America; and Book Reviews.
American Swedish ‘72
Contents: Five Poems of Par Lagerkvist, tr. W. H. Auden with Leif Sjoberg; Swedish Cemetery in America, by Vilhelm Moberg, tr. Carmen Sandstrom-Smith; Swedish Emigrants on the Screen, by Brigitta Steene; “Oklahoma” and “Five Stanzas to Thoreau,” by Tomas Transtromer, tr. May Swenson with Leif Sjoberg; Three Poems from the New World, by Lars Gustafsson, tr. and commentary by Yvonne Sandstroem; Landscape in Sweden: Driving North from Malmo, Perishable Cargo in the Skargard, A Simple Stone, by Eric Sellin; Winning an Audience for Strindberg, by Evert Springchorn; Commentary, by Yvonne Sandstroem; Letter from Hollywood: A Sunny Story, by Signe Hasso; Arrivals, by Filippa Rolf; Hjalmar Bergman in Hollywood, by Erik Jh. Linder, tr. Marna Feldt and Carmen Sandstrom-Smith; An Amer. Actor Looks at the Swedish Play, by Bob Horen; Joe Hill in Prison, by Goran Printz-Pahlson, tr. Richard Vowles.
American Swedish Historical Foundation: The Chronicle, Spring 1954
Contents: Editorial; The Swedish Colony in the West Indies, by Adolph B. Benson; Thorsten Laurin: In Memoriam, by Henry Goddard Leach; John Ericsson; To Live in Hearts We Left Behind; Annual Report, by Cornelia D. Cree; Recorded & Anticipated; Members of the Foundation; Summary: Members by States & Classifications; & Standing Committees of the Board. Illus.
American Swedish Historical Foundation: The Chronicle, Summer 1954
Contents: Editorial; Prince Eugen, by Gustaf Lindgren; America Letters, 1879-1887 (Part I), by C. Terence Pihlblad; Annual Teport, 1953-1954, by Nils G. Sahlin & Cornelia D. Cree; Membership Report, by Louise Wallman; Recorded & Anticipated; Reports of the Treasurer, 1092-1953 & 1953-1954; Personal Notes. Illus.
American Swedish Historical Foundation: The Chronicle, Autumn 1954
Contents: Walter G. Nord; The Swedish Singing Society of San Francisco, by Irving Babow; America Letters, 1879-1887 (Part II), by C. Terence Pihlblad; Symbol of Sweden in U.S.A., by Frances Johnsson; Julius Lincoln: In Memoriam, by Amandus Johnson; Recorded & Anticipated; Personal Glimpses; and Bookworm Turns.
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