Skandia newspaper (Moline, Ill.) contracts, 1877
Skandia newspaper (Moline, Ill.) contracts
Skandia (Moline, Ill.)
Swedish American newspapers--Illinois--Moline.
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Collection includes two contracts related to Skandia of Moline, Illinois, a newspaper published from 1876-1878. Parties involved include P.E. Melin, A.C.F. DeRemee, Gustaf Swensson, and representatives of Augustana College.
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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:60 Skandia newspaper (Moline, Ill.) contracts, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS
Transferred from the LCA Archives, Chicago, in 1982.
Portrait of P.E. Melin in MSS P:339 Scandinavian American Portrait Collection.
Skandia newspaper available on microfilm and print at the Swenson Center.
Collection name changed from “P. E. Melin papers” in 2018.
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1982. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2018.
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
P.E. Melin was born in Dalarna, Sweden and emigrated to the United States in 1875 to take a position teaching Greek and Hebrew at Augustana College. Late in 1876, he started the Swedish newspaper Skandia in Moline, Illinois with A.C.F. DeRemee. He left the newspaper after a few months and he left Augustana College in 1878 to return to Sweden. After a few years, he received a call from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, which he accepted, but returned to Sweden after a brief stay.
Skandia newspaper was published in Moline, Illinois from 29 December 1876-1878. It was established by A.C.F. DeRemee and P.E. Melin. The paper was edited by P.E. Melin until 1877 and then by Magnus Elmblad and Herman Stockenström. DeRemee sold his share in the paper to Gustaf Swensson in 1877. Melin sold his remaining portion of the paper to Swensson in July 1877. The paper was sold to Svenska Tribunen in Chicago in May 1878.
Scope and Content:
Collection includes two contracts related to Skandia of Moline, Illinois, a newspaper published from 1876-1878.
Co-partnership contract between P.E. Melin and Gustaf Swensson of Moline, Illinois establishing Skandia newspaper, English, 29 January 1877
Contract between P.E. Melin of Moline, Illinois and Wistrand & Thulin, S.P. Johnson, C.J. Samuelson, N. Chester, Rev. S.P.A. Lindahl, and Augustana College to secure a loan to withdraw from Skandia partnership, English, 20 July 1877