Esther Andreen Albrecht manuscripts, 1982
Esther Andreen Albrecht manuscripts
1982 and undated
Albrecht, Esther Andreen, 1896-2001
Andreen, Mary Augusta Strand, 1870-1948
Andreen, Gustav Albert, 1864-1940
Johnson, Edwin, 1894-1958
Junction City (Kan.)
Rock Island (Ill.)
Emigration and immigration--Norway
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America.
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
The papers consists of a typescript biography of Mary Strand Andreen (1870-1948) and a typescript biography of Edwin Johnson (1894-1958), Metropolitan Opera singer who went by the name of Eyvind Laholm, both written by Esther Andreen Albrecht.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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:51 Esther Andreen Albrecht manuscripts, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Sent to Joel Lundeen from Odd S. Lovoll. Lovoll received the materials from H. Arnold Barton. Originally found in files of Dr. E. E. Ryden, editor of Lutheran Companion.
Source of Acquisition:
Transferred from LCA Archives (Chicago) and Augustana College’s Denkmann Memorial Library Special Collections in 1982.
Augustana College Special Collections MSS 80 Esther Andreen Albrecht papers and printing plates, 1943, circa 1985 and undated
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1982. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2018.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Esther Andreen Albrecht (1896-2001) was the daughter of Mary Strand Andreen (1870-1948) and Augustana College President Gustav Andreen (1864-1940).
Mary Strand was born 17 August 1870 in Junction City, Kansas to Norwegian immigrants Johanna (Hannah) Dorothea Froste and Jacob Strand. Mary married Gustav Andreen on 7 August 1890. Her early childhood was spent in Kansas and included encounters with Native Americans, before moving to New Haven, Connecticut where Gustav studied at Yale, and then to Scandinavia, before coming to Rock Island, Illinois.
Edwin Johnson (Per Johan Edwin) and his family were members of Zion (now St. John’s) Lutheran Church in Rock Island, Illinois. He studied music at Augustana College and enlisted in World War I. He developed a music career and later changed his stage name to Eyvind Laholm. He spent many years singing in Germany, including for Adolph Hitler.
Scope and Content:
The papers consists of a typescript biography of Mary Strand Andreen (1870-1948) and a typescript biography of Edwin Johnson (1894-1958), Metropolitan Opera singer who went by the name of Eyvind Laholm, both written by Esther Andreen Albrecht. The Andreen biography contains a few copies of pictures of Mary and Gustav Andreen.
“Mother’s Lace Box: they story of Mary Augusta Strand Andreen (August 17, 1870-May 25, 1948)” by Esther A. Albrecht (her daughter), English, undated (circa 1948-1982)
“Edwin Johnson (1894-1958)” by Esther Andreen Albrecht, English, undated (circa 1982)