The Dagmar and Nils William Olsson Visiting Scholar Award
This annual award helps defray costs for one person doing research for an extended period of time at the Swenson Center and was established by Nils William Olsson, a leading authority in the field of Swedish-American studies, and his wife Dagmar.
The Olsson award is a reimbursement of travel and living expenses associated with your visit to the Swenson Center, up to $2,500, and is open to anyone doing academic research on any aspect of Swedish-American history. It is not intended to be used for genealogical research. We particularly encourage graduate students and younger scholars to apply. The minimum stay required at the Swenson Center is three weeks, and the award must be used within one year of notification.
Anyone interested in applying for the research award should submit a two- to three-page proposal to the Swenson Center outlining the proposed research topic. The proposal should also include a current curriculum vitae, as well as a statement showing how the resources of the Swenson Center are appropriate for the particular project. Depending on your area of research, you may encounter a significant number of our resources in the Swedish language. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2013.
"The Call to Care: Religion and the Making of the Modern Hospital Industry in Los Angeles, 1895-1965"
"Commemorating Presence: Swedish-American Jubilees in Transnational Perspective, 1938-1996"
"The Integration of Swedish Immigrants in Seattle/King County since 1850"
Dr. Brita Butler-Wall
"Women in the Bishop Hill Colony"
Ms. Erika Jackson
Michigan State University
"Scandinavian Preferred": Nordic Ethnic Identity, Gender and Work within Chicago, 1879-1933
Ms. Rachel Gianni Abbott
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Folklore and Material Culture among Swedish Immigrants in late Nineteenth-Century Utah
Dr. Elizabeth Baigent
Oxford University, U.K.
Swedish Immigrants in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Mr. Christopher Cantwell
Swedish Immigrants in Chicago and their Relationship to D.L. Moody
Mr. Christopher Jaffe
Northern Illinois University
Swedes and Other Ethnic Groups in Rockford, Illinois
Ms. Agnieszka Stasiewicz
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Swedish Immigrant Children and Books Published for Them by the Augustana Book Concern
Ms. Joanna Daxell
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Swedish Literature in North America
Mr. Paul Lubotina
St. Louis University
Swedes and other Ethnic groups on Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range
Dr. Lars Nordström
The Life and Work of Samuel Magnus Hill, a Pioneer Educator and Minister in Nebraska
Ms. Malin Glimäng
University of Hawai'i
The History of Swedish Female Immigration
Dr. Gabriella Rundblad
University of East Anglia, U.K.
Language Use in the Creation of a Swedish-American Identity
Dr. Anne-Charlotte Harvey
San Diego State University
Swedish Theatre in the United States 1880-1930
Ms. Eva St. Jean
University of British Columbia, Canada
Swedish Immigrants in British Columbia
Mr. Barry L. Peterson
Comparison of Swedish traditions in the Rural Midwestern United States and Sweden
Mr. Christopher Mitchell
University of Georgia
Strindbergarna—A Swedish Theater Club in Chicago 1912-1915
Mr. Edward Burton
University of Göteborg, Sweden
Social and Political Views of Postwar Swedish-America
Dr. Roger Kvist
Umeå University, Sweden
Swedish Immigrants in the American Civil War