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American-Scandinavian Foundation, Midwest Office records, 1969-1974

Size: 15.5 linear feet, 36 boxes (1 oversized)

Acquisition: The collection was transferred from the Special Collections at the Augustana College library to the Swenson Center in 1981.

Access: The collection is open for research and a limited amount of copies can be requested via mail.

Processed by: Christina Johansson

Control Num.: SSIRC I/O:12


Historical Sketch

The American-Scandinavian Foundation was founded in 1910 by Danish-American industrialist and philanthropist Niels Poulsen. The ASF is a publicly supported non-profit organization and engages in educational exchange between the United States and Scandinavia. It offers extensive fellowships, grants and trainee placements, as well as publishes and supports cultural events. ASF's main office is located in New York City and it is governed by a Board of Trustees made up by individuals from Scandinavia and the United States. The organization has donors, alumni and members worldwide. Its publication, The American Scandinavian Review, has been published since 1913.

In 1969, the foundation enlisted John Norton to set up a regional office at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Norton coordinated trainee placements, built membership, and developed a regional cultural programming. He was also responsible for seeking funding for programs presented at Scandinavian-American institutions in the Midwest. After two years at Augustana College, the Midwest office moved to Augsburg College in Minneapolis. The office remained at Augsburg until the fall of 1972, and was closed when Norton moved back to Moline, Illinois to resume his career with Deere & Company.

During 1969-1972, the Midwest chapter added more than 1,000 new members, primarily through membership incentives connected with group travel to Scandinavia. Five other Midwest chapters were also established during this time period: Duluth and St. Peter, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Northwest Iowa; and Lindsborg, Kansas.


Content Note

The material includes correspondence with individuals and organizations promoting programming and various cultural exchange. Included are also membership records, financial records, and the constitution.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent and/or by subject.


Folder Inventory

Box 1, folders 1-20

1. Aarhus Pigegarde
2. Ahnder Daybook
3. Akademiska Kören
4. Alberta Lea (Eastlund)
5. Almedahl-Dalsjöfors
6. American Council of Learned Societies
7. Augustana College
8. Aid Association for Lutherans
9. ASF
10. Adler, P.
11. Alfta
12. American Daughters of Sweden
13. American Heritage
14. American Institute of Archives
15. American Petroleum Institute
16. American-Swedish Historical Foundation
17. American-Swedish Institute
18. American Federation of Arts
19. Anderson, John L.
20. ASF Advertising
21. ASF Akron

Box 2, folders 22-30

22. ASF Annual Report
23. ASF Allotment Lists
24. ASF Applicants Scholarship
25. ASF Augustana 1973
26. ASF Arizona
27. ASF Augustana 1974
28. ASF Austin
29. ASF Bemidji
30. ASF Augustana Chapter

Box 3, folders 31-45

31. ASF Blair-Dana
32. ASF Axtel-Minden
33. ASF Blair
34. ASF Board
35. ASF California
36. ASF Chapter Constitution
37. ASF Center City
38. ASF Chapter Contacts and Statistics
39. ASF Chapter Development
40. ASF Chapter Development
41. ASF Chapter News
42. ASF Chicago 1973
43. ASF Chicago 1972
44. ASF Cincinnati
45. ASF Constitution

Box 4, folders 46-54

46. ASF Cleveland
47. ASF Contract
48. ASF Corporate Giving
49. ASF Decora
50. ASF Delinquents
51. ASF Denver Chapter
52. ASF Denver 1973
53. ASF Detroit 1973
54. ASF Detroit

Box 5, folders 55-68

55. ASF Duluth
56. ASF Delinquents
57. ASF Duluth
58. ASF Elbow Lake
59. ASF Exhibits Pending
60. ASF Fellowships 1974
61. ASF Financial
62. ASF Flights
63. ASF Galesburg
64. ASF Goals 1974
65. ASF Grand Forks
66. ASF Grand Forks
67. ASF Hastings NE
68. ASF Holdrege NE

Box 6, folders 69-73

69. ASF Hvidt
70. ASF $10,000
71. ASF Kansas City
72. ASF Kent Western Reserve
73. ASF Larsson Tour

Box 7, folder 74-82

74. ASF Lindsborg
75. ASF Madison 1973
76. ASF Madison 1974
77. ASF Maifest
78. ASF Marquette
79. ASF Minominee
80. ASF Mailing Lists
81. ASF Membership Drive
82. ASF Midwest Council

Box 8, folder 83-87

83. ASF Midwest Office Closing
84. ASF Minn Ch.
85. ASF Minneapolis
86. ASF Minneapolis 1973
87. ASF Moorehead-Fargo

Box 9, folders 88-92

88. ASF Musk Ox
89. ASF New York 1969
90. ASF New York 1970
91. ASF New York 1971
92. ASF New York 1972

Box 10, folders 93-99

93. ASF NYC 1973
94. ASF NYC 1974
95. ASF Oklahoma
96. ASF Oxford
97. ASF Peterson, Martin
98. ASF Press releases 1973
99. ASF Press releases

Box 11, folders 100-115

100. ASF Program Development
101. ASF Progress Report
102. ASF Promotional Letters
103. ASF Prospects
104. ASF Publications
105. ASF Racine
106. ASF St. Louis
107. ASF St. Peter-Gustavus Adolphus
108. ASF Review Campaign
109. ASF Ringlar Tour
110. ASF Salt Lake City
111. ASF Scan
112. ASF Sister Organizations
113. ASF Scholars
114. ASF Sioux Falls 115.ASF S.D. Chapters, Vermillion

Box 12, folders 116-133

116. ASF Springfield
117. ASF Stormlake
118. ASF Stoughton
119. ASF Strong Tour Itinerary
120. ASF Trainees
121. ASF Treasurers Report
122. ASF Trustees
123. American Scand. Seminar Dis.
124. Am-Swed. News Exchange
125. Amon Carter Museum
126. H.C. Andersen Exhibit
127. Anderson, Lois
128. Anundsen Publishing Co.
129. Arfwedsen
130. Art in America
131. Assoc. of College Unions
132. Augustana Swedish Institute
133. AUSS

Box 13, folders 134-161

134. ANSA
135. Ander, Staffon
136. Andersen Corp.-Bayport
137. Andersen, Elmer L.
138. Anderson Foundation
139. Anderson, Ray
140. Andover
141. Augustana-Sioux Falls
142. Augsburg
143. Baker Properties Northstar
144. Barry, Tobias
145. Bauer, Per Hj.
146. Bellman Program
147. Bellows, C.S.
148. Beloit College
149. Benson, Gunnar
150. Benson, Ragnar
151. Berg, Lawrence
152. Bergh-Borton
153. Betelseminariet, Sv. Baptistkyrken
154. Bethesdas Musikkor
155. Bishop Hill Exhibit 1973
156. Bishop Hill Plans
157. Björbobandet
158. Björling, Rolf
159. Bjornson, Bjorn
160. Black Hawk College
161. Black Hawk Travel

Box 14 folders 162-172

162. Bleecker
163. Bleecker, B.M.
164. Blue Cross
165. Borge, Victor
166. Buffalo Photo
167. Bush Foundation
168. Bye, Erik
169. CB & QRR
170. Carlsson, Ingvar
171. California State-Uppsala
172. Carson, Pirie, Scott-Chicago

Box 15 folders 173-206

173. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co.
174. Cedar Riverside
175. Cederbergs Skofabrik
176. Central States College
177. Champion Papers
178. Chicago Convention
179. Chicago Historical Society
180. Chicago, University of
181. Clara Wæver
182. Church History Office, C.J.C.L.D.S., Salt Lake City
183. Coe College
184. Concordia College
185. Copenhagen Folkdancers
186. Cross, Neal
187. Crumlin-Pedersen
188. Dahlberg
189. Dahllöf
190. Danish-American Fellowship
191. Danish Brotherhood
192. Danish Consulate General, Chicago
193. Danish Consulate, Minneapolis
194. Danish Consuls
195. Danish Embassy
196. Danish Folk Dancers
197. Danish Sisterhood
198. Danmark-Amerika Fondet
199. Davidson, Ken
200. Decorah Posten
201. Dehli
202. Dehli, Else
203. Desaulniers
204. Diös, Anders
205. Dirksen, Sen. E.M.
206. Donnelley Printers

Box 16 folders 207-227

207. DC Andrews
208. D.I.S.
209. Dalaforeningen
210. Dalsgaard, M.
211. Damgaard, Madsen
212. Dania Society, Chicago
213. Danish Gymnastics
214. Dansk Kirkehistirie
215. Davenport Art Gallery
216. Dayton's
217. Denmark Studio II
218. Dream of America
219. Earlham College
220. Eau Claire
221. Edison-Brook
222. Eiche, Mára
223. Elfströms Tekniska
224. Ellsworth, Bob
225. Ellyset, AB
226. Emigrant Film
227. Emigrantinstitutet

Box 17 folders 228-242

228. Emigrant Film, Warner Bros.
229. Emigrantinstitutet
230. Emigrant Registret
231. Engblom, C.J.
232. Engblom
233. Engstrom, A.
234. Ericsson League Antonsen
235. Eriksbergs Väveri
236. Eskilstuna
237. Everett, R.
238. Expense 1973
239. Expense: Current
240. Expense: Current
241. Expense Reports: Past
242. Expense Reports

Box 18 folders 243-279

243. Falun, WI
244. Farm Journal
245. Finnish-American Historical Society
246. Finnish Embassy (UN)
247. Finland's Radio
248. Finnish Consuls
249. Finnish Embassy
250. Finnish Experience
251. First Federal Savings and Loan, Minneapolis
252. Flags Galore
253. Forrest Park Foundation
254. FORM
255. Forsman
256. Franzén, Anders
257. Franzén, Gosta
258. Frederick Exhibit
259. Frederiksen Exhibit
260. Fritidsresor
261. Fulbright Program
262. Fröstad, Lennart
263. Galva News
264. Goranson, Rune
265. Gene Gray Photo
266. General Mills
267. General Motors
268. Generalstabens Litografiska
269. Geraghty. Helen T.
270. Glass Dudley
271. Good, E. Ted
272. Goranson
273. Grieg Record
274. Grimstad
275. Gustavsberg
276. Gustavus Adolphus
277. Göteborgs Historiska Museum
278. Göteborgs Universitet
279. H.A.R.S.

Box 19 folders 280-305

280. Hall, David
281. Hallingberg, G.
282. Hambraeus
283. Hanken, Kaare
284. Hannes Travel
285. Hansen, J.
286. Hasselmo, Nils
287. Hauge, Alfred
288. Hemslöjden 1967
289. Henry County
290. Henry County Historical Society
291. Herrstrom
292. Hill, Louis
293. Hill Foundation
294. Holtman, R.
295. HON Industries
296. Honeywell
297. Hoogakker, L.
298. Holmberg
299. Humphrey
300. Hudiskvall Folkdancers
301. Hvidt, Kristian
302. IKEA
303. IKEA
304. IMR
305. IOGT

Box 20 folders 306-320

306. Iceland, Consulate of Chicago
307. Illinois Arts Council
308. Illinois Div. of Highways
309. Illinois, Governor
310. Illinois Historical Library
311. Illinois Dept. of Conservation
312. Illinois Historical Society
313. Illinois Historical Survey
314. Illinois Special Events Comm.
315. Illinois Dept. of Economic Dev.
316. Illinois Div. of Tourism
317. Illinois, Public Works
318. Illinois Sesquicentennial
319. Illinois State Museum
320. Illinois Tourism

Box 21 folders 321-341

321. Industria
322. Ingversen Tour
323. International Institute
324. Iowa Power and Light, Des Moines
325. Irwin, George
326. Iowa Arts Council
327. Iowa, University of.
328. Isely, Charles III
329. I.S.I. Dalarö
330. JIE, Johnson, Gantofta
331. Jacobson, Selma
332. Jaffe
333. Jenny Lind Chapel
334. Jensen, Georg-Copenhagen
335. Johnson, David W.
336. Johnson, Vilas
337. Johnson Wax, Racine, WI
338. Jenny Lind Chapel
339. Joslyn Art Chapel, Omaha
340. Juven, C.T.
341. Jönköpings Konstskola

Box 22 folders 342-363

342. K.F.
343. KFUM-kören, Karlstad
344. KFUM-kören, Värmland
345. Kansas, University of.
346. Kaplan Fund
347. King Olav's Fund
348. Kennedy Galleries, NYC
349. Koncertföreningen, Stockholm
350. Krannert Gallery
351. KSJR, Minneapolis
352. "Kulturen"-Lund
353. Kungl. Arbetsmarknadstyrelsen
354. Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm
355. Kungliga Biblioteket, Stockholm
356. Kungl. Krigsarkivet, KB
357. Kgl. Vitterhets-historie, antikvitetsakademia
358. Kronoholm, Gunnar
359. Kuopio-Minneapolis
360. LCA
361. LRF
362. LT's Förlag
363. LT's Förlag

Box 23 folders 364-373

364. Condensed File: Lagesen; Lane; Landsarkivet Uppsala, Gävleborg, and Härmösand; and Landsmålsarkivet
365. Condensed File: Landstings Arbetsvårdsverkstäder, Eskilstuna; Larson, Senator R.R.; L'Homme Dieu; Larson Special Effects; Lasse Vävare; Leif Ericsson Study
366. Condensed File: Library of Congress; Lincoln, Evelyn; Lindsborg, KS; Lorentzsen, Øivind; Lundholm, K; Lunds Universitet; Lidgards Program; Lind, R.M.
367. Luther College
368. Lutheran Brotherhood
369. Lund, Russell
370. Malm, Dagfin
371. Condensed File: 3 M; M.O.N.Y.; Magisin Du Nord; Maifest 1973; Membership Systems
372. Condensed File: Mankato State College; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Michigan, U. of.
373. Condensed File: MPLS Inst. of Art; Minn. Fed. Savings and Loan; Minn Assoc. for Retarded Children; Minn. Society of Architects