Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Fantastic Find: Swedish-Language Newspapers Archived Online

As this article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune explains, more than one million Swedes left their homeland in the 19th century and immigrated to the United States in search of a better life for themselves and their families. And that naturally led to Swedish-language newspapers.
Now, an international partnership of the Royal Swedish Library, the American Swedish Institute, the Minnesota Historical Society and the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., is leading an effort to digitize some of the more than 600 Swedish-language newspapers that were published in the United States in the 19th century and early 20th centuries.
[Chicago City, Minnesota. A Swedish-American reading his Swedish newspaper, 1942. Jack Delano, photographer.
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540] 

This project began in 2008 and should be completed by the end of 2015.

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