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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Scandinavian Club Records 1926-1962

© 2001 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Scandinavian Club. Records

Dates:

1926-1962(inclusive)

Size:

.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,

1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

The Scandinavian Club records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, membership lists, notices of meetings, and programs for special events. Records within the collection date the beginnings of the Scandinavian Club to 1926, although one document claims it was in existence as early as 1899. The club sponsored a variety of social activities intended to promote Scandinavian culture and arts, including lectures, dinners, concerts, and even the production of plays by such authors as Ibsen and Strindberg. The club coordinated activities with other Scandinavian groups in the Chicago area, and invited faculty members, consular officials, and other notable persons of Scandinavian descent to participate in its programs.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

University of Chicago. Scandinavian Club. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Scandinavian Club sponsored a variety of social activities intended to promote Scandinavian culture and arts, including lectures, dinners, concerts, and even the production of plays by such authors as Ibsen and Strindberg. The club coordinated activities with other Scandinavian groups in the Chicago area, and invited faculty members, consular officials, and other notable persons of Scandinavian descent to participate in its programs.

Scope Note

Although records of the Scandinavian Club are fragmentary, they indicate the extent and range of the club's activities over a long period. A minute book in Swedish provides the main documentation for the years 1926-1937, although a few letters and programs survive as well. For 1944-1962 there are fairly complete sets of meeting notices, membership lists, and programs for annual spring banquets and Christmas festivals, along with miscellaneous correspondence and news clippings.

Related Resources

The following collections are located in the Special Collections Research Center:

Presidents' Papers

Student Activities Office. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Minutes of club meetings, 1926-1937,

1944-1946

Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence and miscellaneous programs,

1926-1934

Box 1   Folder 3

Correspondence and miscellaneous programs,

1946-1962

Box 1   Folder 4

"All Scandinavian Night" correspondence,

1932

Box 1   Folder 5

Club meeting notices, 1946-1962

Box 1   Folder 6

Membership lists,

1947-1960

Box 1   Folder 7

Annual spring banquet programs,

1945-1962

Box 1   Folder 8

Christmas programs,

1945-1960

Box 1   Folder 9

Newspaper clippings