F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections

Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago

Established in 1968, the Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago (SAAGC) collects and makes available the rich documentary record of the Swedish-American experience in Chicago. Manuscript collections include organizational records of local Swedish-American groups and personal papers of Swedish-Americans. A library of Swedish and English language periodicals and books, largely Chicago imprints, complements the archival collection. Much of the SAAGC holdings are in the Swedish language.

The collection is owned by the Swedish-American Historical Society, a non-profit organization founded in 1948 with the mission of recording the achievements of Swedish pioneers. The Society is devoted to the mission of studying Swedish emigration and the history and culture of Swedes in North America through research, publications, programs, and archives.

See our guide to finding materials.