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The Swenson Center, on the campus of Augustana College, is a national archives and research institute providing Swenson Center resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the role the immigrants and their descendants have played in American life. This is achieved by promoting and initiating academic research in the field and by collecting and cataloging Swedish-American archival and library materials. Another major role for the Center is to assist people researching their Swedish-American family history. The Swenson Center is in Denkmann Memorial Hall. For details about where Augustana College and the Swenson Center are please click on the links below.


Dag Blanck, Director
Lisa Huntsha, Archivist/Librarian
Jill Seaholm, Head of Genealogical Services
Susanne Titus, Head of Library Services 

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296

Tel: (309) 794-7204
Fax: (309) 794-7443



Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm

Go to this page to see how to make an appointment for genealogical research and what you need to bring with you.

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