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Elsie Ahlwén Sundeen evangelist music and other materials, 1916-1986

COLLECTION SUMMARY

Collection Title:    
Elsie Ahlwén Sundeen evangelist music and other materials

Collection Number:    
MSS P:347

Dates:    
1916-1986 and undated (bulk 1925-1945)

Size:    
7 boxes (2.75 linear feet) plus two oversized boxes

Language:    
Swedish (bulk), English

Creator/Collector:    
Sundeen, Elsie Rebecca Ahlwén

Subject Headings:    
Women evangelists
Musicians--20th century
Women musicians--Sweden.
Women musicians--United States
Sacred music.
Sacred songs with piano.
Evangelistic work.
Sound recordings in missionary work
Sheet music.
Moody Bible Institute
Salvation Army of America
Chicago (Ill.) 
Copyright--Music--United States
United States. Immigration Act of 1924--correspondence

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

Abstract:
Elsie Rebecca Ahlwén Sundeen was an evangelist, musician, and composer. Born in Sweden, she immigrated to America around 1925. She was an active evangelist and traveled widely preaching and singing to various churches and groups. She wrote and recorded her own music, and is credited with “He the Pearly Gates Will Open.” 

RIGHTS AND ACCESS

Conditions Governing Access:    
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection. 

Technical Access:    
Advance noticed is required for use of some of the audio recordings 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 MSS P:347 Elsie Ahlwén Sundeen evangelist music and other materials, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. 

ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS

Source of Acquisition:    
Gift of Joseph Sundeen, son of Elsie Sundeen, in 2016. 

Accruals:
Additional materials still owned by Joseph Sundeen. Accruals expected. 

Related Materials:
Hemåt: kalendar för år 1932 includes works by Elsie

Notes:    
Items in our library collection that were also collected by Elsie:
•    “Kristi Gudom : bibelstudier,” af F. Franson, 1902
•    “Manskören en samling körer och kvartetter för Mansröster,” Hugo Lindquist, Augustana Book Concern. 

Items collected by Elsie, cataloged into our library collection:
•    Almanack för året efter frälsarens Christi födelse 1929 till Stockholms horisont, 1929
•    Andedopet och Andliga människor, G. Dahl, Örebro, 1933
•    Andliga Sånger: Samlade och utgivna för bruk vid gudstjänst, Örebro missionsförenings Förlag, Örebro, 1930
•    Evangelisten : kalender för uppbyggelse och mission, Örebro Missionsförenings Litteraturkommitté, 1928
•    Fickkalendar 1935, Stockholm
•    Lilla Alfabetiskabibelkonkordansen.: Samlad och ordnad, Anders Petter Franklin, Stockholm, 1925.
•    Musik till Samlingstoner, Ernst Westerbergs Boktryckeri, Stockholm, 1921
•    Samlingstoner: Sånger för ungdoms- och väckelsemöten, Stockholm, 1925
•    Segertoner: Sånger, avsedda för väckelsemöten och enskild uppbyggelse, Lewi Pethrus, Stockholm, 1926
•    Special sacred songs no. 3 : sacred solos, duets, quartets, compiled and edited by Haldor Lillenas, Kansas City, Mo., 1927
•    Sångbok för skolan, O. L. Svensson, Stockholm, 1902
•    The Atomic Bomb and the End of the World, Herrstrom, 1945
•    Tidens Kalender: Almanack och Upsslagsbok, Stockholm, 1926
•    Wonderful Jesus and other songs : used exclusively in the Gipsy Smith campaigns, compiled by Gipsy Smith, 1927
•    Örebro missionsskola 1908-1933 : minnesskrift med porträttsamling jämte kortfattade biografiska uppgifter över lärare och elever utg. till 25-årshögtiden den 7 juni 1933, Carl Andin och John Magnusson.

Processed By:    
Processed by Hugo Stiernstedt, intern from Uppsala University, in 2017. Additional processing and finding aid by Lisa Huntsha in 2018.

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Administrative/Biographical History:    
Elsa Rebecka Ahlwén Sundeen (known as Elsie Rebecca Ahlwén Sundeen in America, name occasionally written as Alven, Alfvén, Alwen, or Ehlwen) was an evangelist, musician, and composer, credited with “He the Pearly Gates Will Open.” 

Elsie was born in Oskarshamn, Sweden on May 25, 1905 to Edward Ahlwen and Signa Olson. She received training at Örebro Mission College before migrating to the United States around 1925. She was a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago from 1926 to 1927 and at North Park College in Chicago from 1928 to 1929. She traveled widely in the United States, preaching and singing to Swedish congregations at revival meetings, and to organizations such as the Salvation Army, and sending her message out through radio broadcasts, including WIBO and WMBI (Moody Bible Institute station) by 1929. 

Elsie married Daniel A. Sundeen in 1935 in Manchester, New Hampshire, where their two sons were born. They then moved to Raymond, New Hampshire. Elsie and Daniel founded a church there, Raymond Community Bible Club (now Raymond Baptist Church), which first met in the showroom of his lumber and building supply company, Daniel A. Sundeen, Inc. Daniel passed away in 1962 and Elsie continued her ministry with renewed efforts. Elsie died in Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 6, 1986. 

Scope and Content:
This collection contains Elsie Ahlwén Sundeen’s correspondence, sheet music (both written by and collected by Elsie), sound recordings of Elsie, diaries, sermons, and advertising brochures of her evangelist activities. Many of the sound records were self-recorded. 

Of note is correspondence regarding copyright issues on “He the Pearly Gates will Open” (“Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten”). Elsie was fighting what she claimed was illegitimate use of the music she wrote. 

System of Arrangement:    
Arranged in series by material type and chronologically in series. 
I. Personal Records
II. Correspondence
III. Evangelist Work
IV. Written Works
V. Clippings & Newspapers
VI. Publications 
VII. Sheet music 
VIII. Sound Recordings

Collection Inventory:    

I.  Personal Records
•    Report cards, 1916-1917
•    Schedule of classes, Swedish-English Course, 1926
•    Åldersbetyg (birth certificate), 1905, Swedish, 1925, 1928
•    Passport certification, Swedish, 1928
•    Death announcement, English, 1986
•    Photographs, 1920 -1950, 1964 and undated

II.  Correspondence
•    Personal, Swedish, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1929-1931
•    Personal, Swedish, 1932
•    Personal, Swedish, 1933-1935
•    Personal, Swedish, 1937, 1939-1940 and undated
•    Personal, English, 1930-1932, 1934-1935 and undated
•    Thanks and appreciation to Elsie, Swedish, 1930, 1932-1935 and undated
•    Thanks and appreciation to Elsie, English, 1930, 1932-1935 and undated
•    Rekommendations-Betyg (letters of recommendation) for Elsie from Hudiksvall, Örebro Missionsförening, The Swedish Evangelical Free Church, and other churches and institutes in United States, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1920, 1922-1927, 1931
•    Moody Bible Institute (and U.S. Department of Labor concerning Immigration Act of 1924), English, 1924-1925 and undated
•    Churches and organizations in Sweden and United States, Swedish, 1929-1930, 1932-1936, 1946, 1955-1957
•    Churches and organizations in United States, English, 1930, 1932-1935, 1944-1945, 1979, 1982, 1985 and undated
•    Salvation Army, Swedish/English, 1930, 1932, 1934-1935 and undated
•    Swedish Covenant Hospital, English, 1928-1930
•    Library of Congress and others regarding copyright issues on music and lyrics for “He the Pearly Gates will Open” (“Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten”), English (bulk)/Swedish, 1940-1976 and undated (bulk 1948)
•    Other material related to “He the Pearly Gates Will Open” copyright issue (including copies of music)

III.  Evangelist Work
•    Advertisements and flyers for Elsie’s performances, English, 1932, 1935, 1955, undated
•    Advertisements and flyers for Elsie’s performances, Swedish, 1927 and undated
•    Programs for Elsie’s evangelist work, including radio programs, Swedish/English, 1927, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1944 and undated 
•    Evangelist work with prayer circle, including membership cards, correspondence, membership list, letterhead, business card, English/Swedish, 1934-1935
•    “Program of Progress,” Raymond Baptist Church, New Hampshire, English, undated
•    Bethesda Covenant Church, program, resignation of Pastor Pearson, English, 1967 and undated
•    Donations for Elsie, Evanston, Illinois, 1930
•    Missionary Sermon by Elsie, First Swedish Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota, English, 1934
•    Sermons and religious texts written by Elsie (signed), Swedish, undated
•    Sermons and religious texts (unattributed), Swedish (bulk)/English, undated
•    Sermons and religious texts (unattributed), Swedish (bulk)/English, undated
•    Sermons and religious texts (unattributed), Swedish (bulk)/English, undated
•    Sermons and religious texts (unattributed), Swedish, undated
•    Sermons and religious texts (unattributed), Swedish (bulk)/English, undated

IV.  Written Works
•    Poems, short stories and essays on Härjedalen, Gustav II Adolf, and Gustav Vasa, unpublished, Swedish (bulk)/English, undated
•    Written work with titles, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1933, 1935, 1946, 1971, 1976 and undated
•    Various writings removed from large school binder, Swedish, 1930s
•    Various writings removed from small binder, Swedish, undated
•    Written work, mostly scraps, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1962, 1983 and undated

Diaries & Scrapbook

•    A Line A Day five year diary, Swedish, 1934-1938
•    “Notes” journal with small pencil, Swedish, 1933
•    Small notebook with no cover, Swedish, 1924
•    Small notebook with music pasted on cover, Swedish, undated
•    “Record” journal, Swedish, 1932
•    “Elsie Ahlwen” journal, Swedish/English, 1930
•    Notebook, Swedish, 1928-
•    “Compositions” notebook of poems or lyrics, Swedish, 1920s
•    Scrapbook - photos, poems, newspaper clippings, advertisements from Elsie’s performances, Swedish/English, undated

V.  Clippings & Newspapers
•    Newspaper clippings about Elsie, English, 1930, 1932-1934, 1942, 1951, 1955, 1964, 1967
•    Newspaper clippings about Elsie, English, undated
•    Newspaper clippings about Elsie, Swedish, 1927, 1929, 1931-1936, 1946, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1971
•    Newspaper clippings about Elsie, Swedish, undated
•    Newspaper clippings saved by Elsie, English, 1932, 1933, 1950, 1953, 1976 and undated
•    Newspaper clippings saved by Elsie, Swedish, 1928, 1930-1935, 1943, 1955 and undated
•    Missionsbaneret newspaper, Swedish, 1931, 1938, 1940, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1981
•    Dagen newspaper, Swedish, 1958
•    Bud og Hilsen paper, Norwegian, 1951
•    Stridsropet paper, Swedish, 1931

VI.  Publications
•    Publications with work by or mentioning Elsie (See index, below)
•    Publications collected by Elsie (See index, below)

VII.  Sheet Music

Stored in oversized section. 

•    Song booklets of revival songs to be sung at the Evangelist Elsie Ahlwén’s meetings, Swedish, undated (including “Väckelse-sånger att sjungas vid evangelisten Elsie Ahlwéns möten”) 
•    Published/printed sheet music by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1930-1935, 1955 (See index, below)
•    Handwritten music by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1925-1933, 1973 and undated (See index, below)
•    Handwritten music by Elsie in notebooks, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1931 and undated
•    Song lyrics, written by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1920-1934, 1964-1976 (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, A-F (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, F-H (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, I-M (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, N-R (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, S (See index, below)
•    Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, T-Ö (See index, below)
•    Song lyrics not identified as by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1930-1931 and undated 
•    Handwritten music, titled, not attributed to Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, undated
•    Music scraps, no title, undated

VIII.  Sound Recordings
62 sound recordings including song recordings of Elsie and those saved by Elsie. 
Many recorded at home, 1931-1949 and undated

Stored with media collection (See index, below)

INDEXES BY SERIES

Index to: VI. Publications and Magazines 

Publications with work by or mentioning Elsie
Title, Author/Publisher, Location, Date
•    Väckelse-Sånger, Evangelist Elsie R. Ahlwen
•    Adresskalender för Första Svenska Friförsamlingen, Första Svenska Friförsamlingen, Summerdale, Chicago, 1928
•    List of passengers S.S. “Manhattan” , United States Lines, Roosevelt Steamship Co., 1933
•    Missions-Bladet, Första Svenska Evangeliska Frikyrkan, Chicago, Chicago, January 1927
•    Missions-Bladet, Första Svenska Evangeliska Frikyrkan, Chicago, Chicago, October 1929
•    Församlingens Baner : Herrens baner öfver öss är kärlek, unknown, Austin/Chicago, April 1930
•    Stjärnan : The Austin Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church , The Austin Swedish Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago, April 1930
•    Församlings-Bladet, Stor Evangelisk Högtid i Missionskyrkan i Stamford, Stamford, Connecticut, June 1933
•    The Bible Institute of the Swedish Evangelical Free Church : Catalog 1926-1927
[photo of Elsie in white dress on page 37], The Bible Institute of the Swedish Evangelical Free Church, Chicago, Chicago, [1927]
•    1932 Hemåt Illustrerad Kalender, Solnedgång, Elden, Inför Guds kallelse, Otto Högfeldt; Missions-Vännens Expedition, Chicago, 1932

Publications collected by Elsie
Title, Author/Publisher, Location, Date
•    A Tragic End : A Timely Warning to Mothers and Daughters, Also an Exposure of Some of the Devices Used by “White Slavers” for Catching Unwary Victims, Free Tract Society, Los Angeles, 1928
•    The Church Walking with the World, Bethany Publishing House, Zelienople, PA
•    Food For Thought, Ernest B. Josephson
•    Pray One for Another, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Chicago
•    If We Could See Beyond Today; Step by Step; The Weaver; A Very Present Help, Norman J. Clayton; Faith, Prayer & Tract League, Grand Rapids, Michigan
•    The Stories of Two Blind Girls and The Work They Are Doing, Nellie L. Walters; Grace DeFore
•    The Pilgrim’s Progress : A Letter from the Pilgrim’s Mission in India, The Pilgrims’ Mission, Los Angeles, 1932
•    Min Erfarenhet av Andedopet, Örebro Missionsförenings Förlag, Örebro, 1920
•    The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Class of April 1930, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, 1930
•    För Julhelgen : Missionsbanerets Julnummer 1931, Missionsbaneret, Örebro, 1940
•    För Julhelgen : Missionsbanerets Julnummer 1940, Missionsbaneret, Örebro, 1931
•    Stridsropet, unknown, Chicago, 1957
•    World Evangelism, John E. Douglas, Dallas, 1973
•    Council Fires : A Christian Weekly For Young People, Chester E. Shuler, Harrisburg, 1940
•    Lille Budbäraren : Helt för Jesus, Helt Från Verlden, unknown, Denver, 1930

Index to: VII. Sheet Music

Published/printed sheet music by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1930-1935, 1955
Title, Attribution, Publication location, date
•    Den Långa Kvällen, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Frank Earnest, Chicago, 1930
•    Frälst, Jag är Frälst!, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. David Rondin, Örebro, 1955
•    Färdiga för Striden, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1930
•    Havet Skall ej vara Mer, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1930
•    [page from book (244)], He the Pearly Gates Will Open , Fred Blom, authorized translation N. Carlson, arr. Elsie Ahlwén, Chicago, 1930
•    He the Pearly Gates Will Open, Fred Blom, Translated by C.H.O., Elsie Ahlwen, 
•    [Hafte 1], Du Fasta Urtidsklippa, Den Långa Kvällen, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, arr. Frank Earnest, Chicago, 1930
•    Häftet No. 2, Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten, Frälst! Jag är frälst!, Elsie Ahlwén, Fred Blom, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1930, 1932
•    Häftet No. 3, Jag Skall Ropa: “Halleluja”!, Har Du Ett Hem?, Jesus Skall Komma, Snart Är Jag Hemma!, Vid Jesu Kors, Räcker Din Nåd?, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1933
•    Häftet No. 4, Bön Om Andens Kraft, Gå Inte Hem I Kväll, Jag Är Trygg När Med Jesus Jag Går, Forntidens Frälsning, Vad Skall Du Svara Din Jesus?, Jag Förstår Guds Vägar Bättre, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1935
•    I Stormen, Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1930
•    [clipping from “Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1951”], Jag Förstår Guds Vägar Bättre, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, Chicago, 1935
•    Väckelse-Sånger, Evangelist Elsie R. Ahlwen, unknown, undated

Handwritten music by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1925-1933, 1973 and undated
Title, Attribution, location, date
•    [Untitled] Andante, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. George Ökman 
•    Den Långa kvällen, unknown, 1929
•    Den Långa Kvällen, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Det kommer nog, Elsie Ahlwén, 1925
•    Det Kommer Nog, Music Elsie Ahlwén, words Carl Boberg, arr. Viktor Hedgren 
•    Du fasta urtidsklippa och den långa kvällen, två små sånger, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Frank Earnest
•    Färdiga för striden, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren 
•    Gör som du vill, gud!, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Han frälste mig helt, Elsie, 1931
•    Han kommer snart, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten, Fed Blom, music by Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren 
•    Har du ett hem?, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Havet är ej mer, Elsie Ahlwén, 1928
•    Havet skall ej vara mer, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Hemma, Music Elsie Ahlwén, text by Edmond [Hwen?], Music 1973, December 1932
•    I mästarens tjänst, Elsie
•    I Stormen, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Jag Skall Ropa “Halleluja!”, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Jesus skall snart vara här, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Jesus, Vår Jesus, Skall Komma, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Lik Jesus, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Min Bönevrå, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, 1928
•    Min Hjärteönskan, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, 1927
•    När ord går med, Elsie, 1928
•    O, lös mig från jordetingen!, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Potpurri No. III, unknown, Potpurri No. III
•    Räcker Din Nåd?, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Snart är jag hemma!, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Solmedgång, Elsie
•    Stjärnar, Elsie, 1928
•    This I Know, Elsie, 1973
•    Tidsålderns Afton, Elsie Ahlwén, arr. Viktor Hedgren, 1933
•    Till Helig Tjänst, Elsie Ahlwén
•    Until my work is done, Elsie R. A. Sundeen, 1975
•    Uppå evighetens morgon, Elsie Ahlwén, I. G. Martin, arr. Viktor Hedgren
•    Vad skall du göra med Jesus?, Elsie Ahlwén, Rockford, 1930
•    Vid Jesu Kors, Elsie Ahlwén, music by Viktor Hedgren
•    Vårt uppdrag, Elsie Ahlwén

Song lyrics, written by Elsie, Swedish (bulk)/English, 1920-1934, 1964-1976
Title, Attribution, Date
•    A land beyond the shadows, Text and melody by Elsie, 1976
•    Allen med dig, Translated from English by Elsie, 1932
•    Bön om andens  kraft, Words and melody by Elsie, 1934
•    Den långa natten, Elsie, 1929
•    En frid som världen ej kan fatta, Translated from Norwegian by Elsie
•    Forntidens frälsning, Words and music by Elsie, 1926
•    Färdiga för striden, Words and music by Elsie, arr. Viktor Hedgren, 1928
•    He the pearly gates will open, Fred Blom, translated by C.H.O., Elsie Ahlwen, 1932
•    Himmelska hem (första delen), Text and music by Elsie, 1920
•    Härliga morgon, Elsie
•    In heaven everything is ready, Words and music by Elsie, 1970
•    I stormarna [I stormen], Elsie, 1928
•    Jesus lär mig bedja, Elsie, 1923
•    Jesus will forgive your sins, Translated to English by Elsie, 1964
•    Lyckligt Hemma, Elsie, 1965
•    Min Pilgrimssång, Text and music by Elsie, 1929
•    När morgonen kommer, Elsie, 1932
•    ljuva frid, Text and music by Elsie, 1930
•    O, lös mig från jordetingen!, Words and melody by Elsie, 1932
•    På bröllopsdagen, Elsie, 1929
•    Roselund, Elsie, 1929
•    Räcker din nåd?, Text and music by Elsie, 1931
•    Snart är jag hemma, Text and music by Elsie, 1931
•    This I know (Timothy 2:19), Music by Elsie, text by unknown author, 1973
•    Uti himlen är det bråttom, Text and music by Elsie, 1970
•    Vad skall du svara din Jesus?, unknown, 1933
•    Vid hjärtedörren, Text by Elsie, 1931
•    Vid Jesu kors, Elsie, 1932
•    Vila i Jesus, Text and music by Elsie, 1932

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, A-F
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Aftonbön, Gunnar Dahl, 1940
•    Ahnfeltminnen, Sigrid Laurin; Oscar Ahnfelt
•    Andakt, Josef Jonsson
•    Av bare nåde, Karl Johan Wisløff; Sigurd Lunde; arr. John Mølstre Fjon
•    Blott en gang, Gustav Grawée; Börje Gunér, 1925
•    Bönevägen; Min bön du hörde , Axel Byström; Kåbes Förlag, 1954
•    Cantique de Noël , Adolphe Adam; ed. Carl Deis, 1935
•    Christmas Solos and Duets , Arr. and selected by Griffith J. Jones, 1949
•    Den Gamla Syrenen Vals , Hermann Hermani; Enjar Westling, 1936
•    Den Gamla Moraklockan , Åke Fagerlund, 1937
•    Duets that are Different, Sung by Ruth Rodeheaver Thomas and Homer Rodeheaver; Arr. B.D. Ackley , 1944
•    Där Frykens vågor sjunga , Ejnar Westling 
•    Edition Eduard , Arr. Sv. Eduard; Theofil Engström; Stephen C. Foster, 1946
•    Det gäller , Ilmari Hannikainen
•    Jag välsignar , Oskar Merikanto
•    Längtan heter min arfvedel, Oskar Lindberg
•    Amerika-repertoar, Einar Ekbergs 
•    En Bruten Ros , Sven-Olof Sandberg; Torbern Cassel, Sven-Olof Sandberg , 1928
•    En hälsning så kär , Axel Byström, 1954
•    En Stjärnenatt , Ejnar Westling, 1931
•    Ett barndomsminne, J.A. Hultman
•    Evangeliska Körsånger, A.L. Skoog, 1909
•    Fall, Lätta Snöflock, Fall!, Wilh. Bauck.
•    Favorites number two, Alfred B. Smith

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, F-H
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Favorites number four, Alfred B. Smith , 1956
•    Favoritsånger, Sjuttonde Samlingen, 1930
•    Frykens Vågor, Evald Lier 
•    Fröken, giv mig himlens nummer!, Chas. K. Harris 
•    Glad Gospel Songs , Harry W. Vom Bruch  
•    God is a Good God , Stuart Hamblen, 1956
•    Harmoni (N:r 9 September), Johan Sebastian Bach, 1916
•    Harmoni: kristlig musiktidning för församlingen, hemmet och söndagsskolan, Conrad Björkman;  J. Sonesson, 1961
•    Hemlands toner tillägnade den svenska WIBO församlingen i världen, Collected by Nelson Brothers Bond & Mortgage Co., 1927
•    Herrens väg, Conrad; “Nanné”
•    He smiled on me, Geoffrey O’Hara; Daniel S. Twohig
•    He walked that way for you, Joseph Blake Williamson; Chas H. Gabriel, 1926
•    Hjärtats längtan, Anna Örlanderö J. A. Hultman
•    Hjärtats längtan, Eman. Hermansson
•    Hjärtetoner II. Nya andliga sånger, Sam Gullberg
•    Hven er den store skaren, Gerda Rasmussen; Anker Rønhovde
•    16 Hymn transcriptions for spinet model hammond organ, William Stickles, 1951
•    Hör änglarnas hälsning, Carl L. Nylund, 1925
•    Höst , Eman Hermansson

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, I-M
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Min Ungdoms groan hagar, Sven Sandberg; Carl G. Carlberg, 1930
•    In my father’s house, Maj K. Johnson; Sakai Fukuin Kyokaiö; Tr. J. O. Kobe, 1958
•    Instrumental church service selections for organ or piano, Clarence Kohlmann, 1937
•    Instrumental church service selections for organ or piano: Hammon organ registrations, Clarence Kohlmann; Porter Heaps, 1941
•    I sorg, Sigfrid Laurin
•    I sorgen, F. Von Heland, 1924
•    I trygghet, Augusta Lönberg; Valfrid Wikholm
•    Jag har hört om en stad…, Arr. Lydia Lithell; Russian folksong, 1954
•    Jag ser Jerusalem i morgonljus, J. Sonesson, 1932
•    Jesus av Nasaret, Arr. Howard Zettervall; John Weidemann, 1955
•    Jesus our Helmsman, Tr. John O. Kobe; Helge Jansson, 1966
•    Julafton, Alice Tegnér
•    Klockor klämta, Theofil Engström; Axel Byström; Göte Andersson; Axel Robertsson; Sven Lilliestierna, 1947
•    Kom låt oss drömma, Sverker Ahde; Gran
•    Konvaljens afsked, Otto Lindwall
•    Land, du välsignade, Elisabet Björklund; Ragnar Althén
•    Lappflickan, R. C-n, 1933
•    Low voice solos, R. W. Stringfield; R. J. Hughes; Harry D. Loes; Geprge S. Schuler, 1954
•    Långt bortom rymder vida, Arr. Otto K-n; J. Dahlöf
•    Låt mig leva för att verka, Birger Gustafsson; Jeanna Oterdahl
•    Längtan , Herm. Sätherberg; Aug. Söderman
•    Längtan till fosterjorden, Ebba Ruhnborg; J. A. Hultman, 1916
•    Marsch för in statu nascendi, H.-
•    Mansion over the hilltop, Ira Stanphill, 1949
•    Min frälsäre dull dig, Gunnar Petersén; C. F. A. Holmström
•    Minhembygd, Hulda; J. A. Hultman, 1916
•    Min längtans melodi, Fredrik Nycander; O. Arthur Nihlén, 1931
•    Min moders sköna sång!, Sylvia
•    Minns du än den ljuva barndomstiden?, Elsa Eklund, 1951
•    Mitt barndomshem, Gunnar Petersén; K. K-n, 1935
•    Mor, lilla mor..., Astrid Gullstrand; Ellen Hejkorn, 1921
•    Mor lilla mor, Conrad; R. Gn.; J. S-n.
•    Mors dag, unknown
•    Ungdomsvännens Musikbilaga, unknown, 1931
•    Mustalainen, Ejnar Westling; Igor Borganoff, 1927

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, N-R
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Nya sånger, Elsa Eklund; N. Cronsioe; Herbert Brander, 1932
•    Några solskenssaånger, J. A. Hultman, 1931
•    När bjällrorna klinga , Hans Byttner; Liljequist, 1937
•    När bröllopsklockor ringa, Sven-Olof Sandberg; Bert Carsten, 1929
•    När flingorna falla, Sven-Olof Sandberg; Gunnel Sandberg, 1937
•    När månen ler, Sven-Olof Sandberg; Bert Carsten, 1929
•    När sol går ner (From Sanningsveittnet v. 6), P. A. B-ff.
•    O, jag vet ett land, Arr. Elsa Eklund, 1946
•    Open the gates of the temple, Fanny Crosby; Mrs. Joseph F. Knapp, 1952
•    Ora pro nobis (Bed för oss), M. Piccolomini, 1822
•    Organ selections for the wedding service, Fred Feibel, 1916
•    Patti Page Christmas song album, unknown, 1951
•    A Perfect day, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, 1910
•    Försvunnen lycka, Ida Peade
•    Ramona, L. Wolfe Gilbert; Mabel Wayne, 1928

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, S
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Skriv hem till mor!, H. A. Tandberg; Sven Nyblom; Sextus Miskow, 1913
•    The Lost Chord (From Selections of Song Favorites), Arthur Sullivan; Adelaide A. Procter
•    Serenad (Ständchen), Frantz Schubert
•    Sex ahnfelt sånger, Arr. Gunnar Holm, 1951
•    Sex sankey sånger, Arr. Gunnar Holm, 1954
•    Songs of Scandinavia: a collection of popular folk-songs with original text, Arr. Eric Olzen
•    Songs the touch the heart, Arr. Alfred B. Smith, 1954
•    Soul stirring songs, Arr. Mr. and Mrs, John T. Benson
•    Som daggens parlor glöda, Arr. Gunnar Holm, 1951
•    Sommardröm, S. Waldimir
•    Stars in your crown, H.A. Tandberg; Tr. John Weidemann
•    Stilla vita vinternatt, Sonja Sahlberg; Nils-Georg, 1930
•    Sverige (From the poem ‘Ett Folk’by Verner Heidenstam), Wilhelm Stenhammar
•    Sångens baner, Arr. Örebro Missions Förenings Förlag
•    Sångens härold,(N:o 2), Einar Ekberg, 1933
•    Sånger för musikföreningar, Lydia Engvall; Walter Erixon; Edvin Westerberg; Algot Ahlbäck

Sheet music saved by Elsie, Swedish/English, T-Ö
Title, Attribution, Date
•    Tempelkällan, C. Björkman
•    Tempelminnen, Sigfrid Laurin
•    The Lillenas’ Choir, Haldor Lillenas, 1934
•    There’s A Long Trail, Stoddard King; Zo Elliot
•    The Thorn-Crowned King, Fred B. Holton; H. von Berge, 1925
•    Till Dig Jag Flyr, Gustaf Gullman
•    Tröttna ej, Valfrid Wikholm
•    Två Sånger med Ord och Musik, Einar Waermö
•    Två Sånger om Mor, P.L. Nymar; S.S. Wilson; Pierre Louis, 1919
•    Tätt intill Korset, Gunnar Holm, 1954
•    Två Andiga Sånger, Sigfid Laurin
•    Vackra, Vita Vinterland, T. Wernander
•    Var är ditt Hem, Karl XV; J.A. Hultman, 1916
•    Vinter-Nattens Melodi, Ejnar Westling
•    Violer till Mor, Roland; Hermann Hermani, 1940
•    Våra Fäders tro, Elsa Eklund, 1947
•    Vår Stora Jubelfäst, Gustaf Landin
•    Vårvisa, Nathan Söderblom
•    Wedding Songs, Bill Simon
•    When You Pray, Audrey Mieir, 1959
•    Östgötasång, Sten Granlund; Axel Jacobson

Index to: VIII. Sound Recordings

6 ½” Home recordings 

LP-MSS347-1
•    When Children all Get Home by Dan & Elsie
•    David’s Sång by Dan & Elsie
LP-MSS347-2
•    Femöringen by Nils and Elsie, March 16, 1941
•    Hälsa Dem Där Hemma by Nils, Howard, Elsie, and Dan, March 16, 1941
LP-MSS347-3
•    Funny Melody by Daddy Danny, August 16, 1942
•    Ett Eget Hem by Elsie and Dan
LP-MSS347-4
•    Jesus Loves the Little Children by Danny Boy, First Record August 16, 1942
•    Danny singing and talking, April 15, 1944
LP-MSS347-5
•    The Great Morning by Dan & Elsie
•    “Others” a poem by Dan
LP-MSS347-6
•    Poems by Ernie
LP-MSS347-7
•    Neighbors Night, January 1948
•    If I Had Wounded Any Soul Today by Carl
LP-MSS347-8
•    Group singing in Swedish, Grandma Sundeen, Grandpa Sundeen, Elsie & Dan, April 20, 1947
•    Grandma Sundeen Singing, April 20, 1947
LP-MSS347-9
•    Hälsingar fr. Inez, Greta & Britt
•    Gods Gone Song
LP-MSS347-10
•    Duet
LP-MSS347-11
•    My Sweet Embraceable You (Dan humming in background)
LP-MSS347-12
•    When We All Get to Heaven, guitar-Elsie, Violins-Caleb Ronander, August 1945
•    Tell Me the Old Old Story, violin solo by Caleb Ronander, August 1945
LP-MSS347-13
•    Lumberyard Christmas 1947, Art Davies, Ronie Lawson, Will Clark, intro Dan Sondiem 
•    Lumberyard Greetings
LP-MSS347-14
•    Gästa Sjunger
•    [illegible]
LP-MSS347-15
•    Sång & Skräm av tre syskon
•    Sång till mor av. Britt Alwen
LP-MSS347-16
•    Sture & Gretta pratar June 30, 1946
•    Lindgrens Julita
LP-MSS347-17
•    Från Lindgrens
•    Hälsing från mår, 1946
LP-MSS347-18
•    Hälsing från Nelson
•    Du gamla du fria, hela gruppen
LP-MSS347-19
•    By By Dad Mom, Danny, May 1946
LP-MSS347-20
•    Avsked från Elsie (Personal Only), May 1946
•    Goodby from mom, Danny, Joe
LP-MSS347-21
•    Skratt av Alwen’s
•    Hälsing från far, June 23, 1946
LP-MSS347-22
•    Jesus Namnet, by Rev. Satterberg, February 14, 1942
LP-MSS347-23
•    Danny’s prayer, March 21, 1943
•    Mommy and Danny talking about Dad, March 21, 1943
LP-MSS347-24
•    I Need These Every Hour, Old Fashioned Revival Quartet
•    Don’t Turn Him Away, Male Chorus, by Dan, Stan, Olof and Wayne
LP-MSS347-25
•    Elsie, Mr. Carlstig, Dan
•    Evelyn, Old Rugged Cross
LP-MSS347-26
•    In The Sweet Bye and Bye by Elsie and Inis, 1942
•    Get-to-Gether, Philip, Helen, Inis, Howard, Elsie and Dan, 1942

6 ½” Professional recording

LP-MSS347-27
•    Gold Star Birthday Record

8” Home recordings

LP-MSS347-28
•    Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara, by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sundeen
•    Hälsingar, S. Ahlgren, C. Peterson, Hulda Peterson, December 3, 1940
LP-MSS347-29
•    Psalms by Elsie with guitar
•    Patmos by Elsie
LP-MSS347-30
•    Ensam Med Gud by Rev. J. Karstig, October 10, 1941
•    Vid Golgata, by Elsie and Ruth Karlstig, October 10, 1941
LP-MSS347-31
•    Helsingar by Mrs. Aklern, Dan, Elsie, Betty
•    Tänk en sådan vän
LP-MSS347-32
•    English Sermonette by Rev. Karlstig, October 11, 1941
•    I Jordens Natt, sang av Rev. and Mrs. Karlstig, October 11, 1941
LP-MSS347-33
•    Something Went Wrong, Elsie and Ruth, October 10, 1941
•    Vad Lider Natten by Rev. Karstig, October 11, 1941
LP-MSS347-34
•    Fireside Chat, Carl 
•    Hela vägen vill jag följa frälsaren by Carl Nelson
LP-MSS347-35
•    Elsie childhood saint solovox
•    Elsie singing childhood saint
LP-MSS347-36
•    Gästa [illegible]
•    Gästa [illegible]
LP-MSS347-37
•    God’s Invasion Army
•    God’s Invasion Army, Sundeens
LP-MSS347-38
•    Interview med Gerda and Karl, August 7, 1946
•    [Illegible] August 7, 1946
LP-MSS347-39
•    Evighetens morgon, Dan sings
LP-MSS347-40
•    Out of My Bondage, Elsie and George, violins and solovox, September 7, 1949
•    Franzen - Sundeen, Spring Ensemble, September 7, 1949
LP-MSS347-41
•    Christmas party 1948 at lumberyard employees talking
•    Christmas 1948 Carols sung by lumberyard staff, Elsie at organ
LP-MSS347-42
•    Elsie, Pärleporten, September 7, 1948
•    Intro Dan, Elsie and George Franzen, September 7, 1948
LP-MSS347-43
•    Remembering Jesus, by Rev. K. A. Johnson, February 26, 1941
LP-MSS347-44
•    Tell Me the Old Old Story, Violin solo by Calbe Ronander, Accompanied by Elsie on piano
•    Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten, Elsie on guitar, violin accompaniment by Caleb Ronander
LP-MSS347-45
•    Pärleporten, sung by Elsie, March 31, 1944
•    Din Barndoms Tro, sund by Elsie, March 31, 1944
LP-MSS347-46
•    Hälsingar till Sverige, by Elsie, Dan, Inis, Howard, Berta, Oskar, Tyra, Allen, May 5, 1946
•    [Unlabeled]
LP-MSS347-47
•    Vårt Liv by Rev. Herbert Sunden, 1941
•    Sermonette, by Rev. H. Sunden, Corona, New York, April 21, 1941
LP-MSS347-48
•    En Stilla Stund Med Jesus, by Elsie, December 19, 1941
•    Ifrån Jordlivest Natt, by Elsie and Dan, December 19, 1941
LP-MSS347-49
•    På patmos, Elsie with guitar
•    Dan & Elsie singing

10” Professional recordings

LP-MSS347-50
Golden Seal Record, Singspiration Sacred Recording 
•    Yes, There is Comfort by Elsie
•    He the Pearly Gates Will Open by Elsie
LP-MSS347-51
Golden Herald, Philadelphia Book Concern, M24
•    Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten by Elsie
•    Uppä Evighetens morgan by Elsie
LP-MSS347-52
Golden Herald, Philadelphia Book Concern, M25
•    Alone with God by Elsie
•    I’ll Not be a Stranger Up There by Elsie

10” Home recordings

LP-MSS347-53
•    Until the Day Dawns by Elsie
•    Longing for the Dawning song by Elsie and Daniel with guitar, April 10, 1944
LP-MSS347-54
•    Han Skall Öppna Pärleporten by Elsie, accompanied by guitar
•    Havet är ej mer by Elsie, speaking in Swedish
LP-MSS347-55
•    Oil in Your Lamp by Elsie (speaking in English), March 31, 1931
•    Havet är ej mer by Elsie (speaking in Swedish), March 31, 1931
LP-MSS347-56
•    Until the Day Dawns by Elsie (sermon)
•    When I Came to the End of the Road sung by Elsie, April 15, 1944
LP-MSS347-57
•    Och Jag Såg en ny Himmel, Bethany [illegible], 1942
•    [illegible] choir
LP-MSS347-58
•    Jag Ville ej Tvivla, Elsie, January 2, 1947
•    Sodoms Folket, Elsie, January 2, 1947
LP-MSS347-59
•    Elsie sings Childhood Faith
LP-MSS347-60
•    Livet I hast så försvinner, Ma and Pa
•    Mitt hem är där på den andra stranden, Ma and Pa

12” Recordings 

LP-MSS347-61
•    When the Shadows Have all Passed Away, Elsie and Daniel Sundeen
LP-MSS347-62
•    I Shall Not be a Stranger Up There, Elsie and Daniel, December 25, 1938
•    Det Blir Saligt På Bröllopet Där, Elsie and Daniel, December 25, 1938
 

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