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FINDING AID

Collection of Swedish American Athletic Club (Moline, Ill.) articles, 1929-1941

COLLECTION SUMMARY

Collection Title:    
Collection of Swedish American Athletic Club (Moline, Ill.) articles

Collection Number:    
I/O:33

Dates:            
1929-1941

Size:            
1 box (.5 linear feet)

Language:        
English

Creator/Collector:    
Holtman, Richard, 1942-

Subject Headings:    
Swedish American Athletic Club (Moline, Ill.)
Terrible Swedes (Andover, Ill.)
Moline (Ill.)
Andover (Ill.)
Athletic Clubs--United States
Swedish Americans--History--20th century
Swedish Americans--Illinois
Soccer
Basketball
Baseball
Sports

Repository:    
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Abstract:    
Collection includes photocopies and transcriptions of articles from the Moline Daily Dispatch covering updates on the Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline, Illinois, known for representing Swedish-American athletes in a multitude of sports.

RIGHTS AND ACCESS

Conditions Governing Access:    
Collection is open for research.

Technical Access:    
The Swenson Center does not own playback equipment required for use of floppy discs in this collection.

Reproduction and Use:    
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Swenson Center and the copyright holder. 

Preferred Citation:    
[item identification], in I/O:33 Collection of Swedish American Athletic Club (Moline, Ill.) articles, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS

Source of Acquisition:    
Gift of Richard Holtman in 1984.

Notes:    
Two cassette tapes with interviews of athletes were missing as of October 18, 2006.

Processed By:    
Processed by Kermit Westerberg, 1980s. Finding aid written by Shelby Jensen, 2018.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Administrative/Biographical History:    
The Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline, Illinois represented athletes in such sports as soccer, wrestling, code-ball (local invention), hockey, basketball, baseball, and track and field. 

Scope and Content:    
This collection includes newspaper articles from the Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of the Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline from 1929-1941. Includes both photocopies and transcriptions of articles by the donor. Collection also includes a black and white photograph of the Terrible Swedes baseball team of Andover from 1931 and 5 floppy discs.  

System of Arrangement:    
Materials arranged chronologically by material type.

Collection Inventory:    

Box 1:

Folder 1: Transcribed newspaper articles from Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline (Ill.), 15 June 1929 through 4 May 1936, English.

Folder 2: Transcribed newspaper articles from Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline (Ill.), 4 May 1936 through 16 November 1941, English.

Folder 3: Photocopies of newspaper articles from Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline (Ill.), 15 June 1929 through 27 December 1932, English.

Folder 4: Photocopies of newspaper articles from Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline (Ill.), 20 February 1933 through 7 September 1936, English.

Folder 5: Photocopies of newspaper articles from Moline Daily Dispatch relating to activities of Swedish American Athletic Club of Moline (Ill.), 14 September 1936 through 16 November 1941, English.

Folder 6: 
Item 1: Photograph of Terrible Swedes baseball team of Andover (Ill.) with players identified, 1931. Gift of Walter “Stripes” Johnson. 
Items 2-6: Five 5¼-inch floppy discs, undated. 

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