SAC P:148 Karl Gösta Gilstring clippings, 1971 and undated
Karl Gösta Gilstring clippings
1971 and undated
Gilstring, Karl Gösta, 1915-1986
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Emigration and immigration--Research.
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Karl Gösta Gilstring was a priest, teacher a collector of folk memories. For over 50 years he collected oral stories of people living in Östergötland and northern Småland. The collection consists of newspaper clippings related to Gilstring's 1971 cultural award which he received for his collection of immigrant tales, largely from Canada and the United States.
RIGHTS AND ACCESS
Conditions Governing Access:
Collection is open for research.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
[item identification], in SAC P:148 Karl Gösta Gilstring clippings, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Source of Acquisition:
Received by the Augustana College library in 1971 from Dr. Gilstring. Transferred to the Swenson Center on December 19, 1983. Accession number T-xx54.
Karl Gösta Gilstring Collection at the Institute för språk och folkminnen (archives for dialect and folklore research) at Uppsala University, Sweden.
Previously cataloged in Immig. as 325.2485 G428u. Also formerly MSS P:148.
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1983. Entered into PastPerfect circa 2006. Finding aid revised by Lisa Huntsha in July 2020.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Karl Gösta Gilstring, born 1915 in Östergötland, was a priest, teacher a collector of folk memories. He became interested in Swedish folk culture in high school by interviewing older relatives and neighbors. For over 50 years he collected oral stories of people living in Östergötland and northern Småland. As of 1971, when Gilstring was awarded a cultural stipend of 5,000 Swedish crowns by the Cultural Board of Kalmar’s northern county council, he had collected a total of 30,000 folk and emigrant memories, one third of which pertained to Swedish immigrants to the United States and Canada.
Dr. Gilstring died in Linköping in May of 1986.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of 6 newspaper clippings related to Gilstring's 1971 cultural award which he received for his collection of immigrant tales. Also includes newspaper galley proof (6 pages) of “utvandrar berättar” (emigrant tales).