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"Jag lever och har hälsan" : A Conference on Letters and Diaries of Swedish Immigrants in North America

October 15-16, 2004
Augustana College

Werner Sollors
Harvard University
Keynote address and 2004 O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History
Gustaf Jarlson's "America letters" and the Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans as Told by Themselves

Orm Øverland
University of Bergen
Reading Letters - Reading People - Reading History

Jennifer Attebery
Idaho State University
Peasant Letters Revisited: The Immigrant Letter from a Folklorist's Perspective

Ulf Jonas Björk
Indiana University
Perhaps there is someone who wants to know how we live: "Public" Immigrant Letters in Swedish-American Newspapers

Britt Liljewall
Göteborg University
Emigration, Literacy, and Networks:  Forty Letters from Sweden to Rockford, Illinois, 1853-1876

Solveig Zempel
St. Olaf College
"My book I have neglected you sorely": Reading the Kravik-Lokensgaard Diaries

Joy Lintelman
Concordia College
Between the Mundane and the Memorable: The Letters of Single and Married Swedish Immigrant Women

Eva St. Jean
University of Victoria, Canada
"Letters from the Promised Land": The Ambiguous Radicalization of a Swedish Immigrant, 1928-1934

Maria Erling
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
The Connections Correspondence Made: How Letters Contributed to the Formation of the Augustana Synod

Concluding remarks
Byron Nordstrom
Gustavus Adolphus College

Generous financial support was provided by Swedish Council of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Augustana Historical Society, Rock Island, Illinois.