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Glen E. Brolander papers, 1981-2008

Collection #: MSS P:310
Size:
5.25 linear feet (13 boxes)

Creators: Brolander, Glen E.
Language:
English

Access:
This collection is partially open for research. Boxes 1-8 pertain to Swenson Center business and are closed to the public.

Subject Headings: Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)
Choirs (Music)
Jenny Lind Chapel (Andover, Ill.)
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.). Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
American-Scandinavian Foundation
Royal households--Sweden.
Community service

Processed by:

Christina Johansson and Bethany Bitner, November 2004
Updated by Lisa Huntsha, 2013

Repository:
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center
Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
309-794-7204
sag@augustana.edu


Custodial History

Donated to the Swenson Center by Glen Brolander in May, 2004.
Additional materials donated by Glen Brolander in 2013.


Biographical Sketch

Glen Brolander served as the first chairperson for the Swenson Center's advisory committee (1981-2004). Brolander was responsible for the founding of the Center, in part by securing the initial endowment from Birger and Lyal Swenson and subsequent funding from various individuals and foundations.


Content

The material includes minutes from the Swenson Center's advisory committee 1981-2003; Correspondence relating to Swenson Center business, 1981-2000; Financial matters and grants received 1981-2003; Personnel matters 1981-2003; Swenson Center conferences, 1981-. The collection also includes minutes from the Jenny Lind Chapel Committee, reports, financial matters and correspondence 1982-1994, correspondence/planning information for Augustana College Choir Tours in Sweden 1975 and 1988, and correspondence, agendas and reports from the American Scandinavian American Foundation 1974-1980. 

Additional materials added in 2013 (boxes 12 and 13) concern other activities and service Brolander was involved with during his time at Augustana College.


Inventory List

Materials pertaining to Swenson Center business in Boxes 1-8 are closed to the public.

Box 9 - Jenny Lind Chapel Committee Minutes

1.    Jenny Lind Chapel Committee reports, financial matters and correspondence, 1993-1994
2.    Jenny Lind Chapel Committee reports, financial matters and correspondence, 1988-1993
3.    Jenny Lind Chapel Committee reports, financial matters and correspondence, 1986-1988
4.    Jenny Lind Chapel Committee reports, financial matters and correspondence, 1983-1985
5.    Jenny Lind Chapel Committee reports, financial matters and correspondence, 1976-1982

Box 10 - Choir Tours to Sweden, Swedish Royal visits to Augustana

1.       Augustana choir tour to Sweden 1990, correspondence and arrangements
2.       Augustana choir tour to Sweden 1990, newspaper clippings of reviews, correspondence and itineraries
3.       Augustana choir tour to Sweden 1985, photos, itinerary, correspondence and newspaper clippings of reviews in Swedish newspapers
4.       Augustana choir tour to Sweden, correspondence and travel arrangements
5.       King Carl XVI visit to Augustana College April 20, 1988, arrangements, correspondence, clippings, etc.

Box 11 - American-Scandinavian Foundation correspondence, receipts 1974-1980

1.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, 1979-1980
2.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, 1978-1979
3.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, 1977-1978
4.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, 1976-1977
5.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, Harry S.B. Johnson, 1975-1986
6.    American-Scandinavian Foundation, Augustana Chapter, Harry S.B. Johnson, 1974-1975

2013 Addition

Box 12 - Activities involved in while at Augustana College

1.       Rock Island Community Chest United Appeal of Rock Island County
2.       Franciscan Hospital Campaign, Skills, Inc. Campaign, Family YMCA Campaign
3.       Rock Island Community Foundation
4.       Jenny Lind Chapel
5.       Lutheran Hospital
6.       Illinois Synod, LCA
7.       Northern Illinois Synod
8.       Augustana Historical Society
9.       American Scandinavian Association at Augustana College
10.   Nytta och Nöje
11.   Rock Island Chamber of Commerce
12.   Visit of King, April 20, 1976
13.   Visit - 1989 Ambassador Thunborg, Visit - 1991, Ambassador Thoren
14.   Miscellaneous Correspondence - Sweden

Box 13 - Activities involved in while at Augustana College

15.   John Ericsson Symposium 1988
16.   Limhamn Brass Band 1988
17.   Wallenberg Exhibit 1988
18.   Visits - 1987 Prime Minister Carlsson and Ambassador Newell
19.   Commencement - 1985 Wallenberg - Carlson
20.   Archbishop Visit - April 1985
21.   New Sweden 1988
22.   History of the Swenson Center by Brolander, 2008.


Publication Note

When citing this collection, use the following credit line: Glen E. Brolander papers (MSS P:310), Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois