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Catalog Number M-0010
Object Name File, Document
Collection Personal Collections
Title Olof Anderson Papers
Year Range from 1855
Year Range to 2004
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of 2 English language translations of Olof Anderson's 1855-1858 diary on his journeys back and forth between Sweden and Minnesota: one basic translation from 1956 and one translation with supplementary notes and genealogical information from 2004. Collection also contains reproductions of several pages of the diary for display, information on related programs about Olof Anderson (e.g. an exhibit at ASI and a 1958 program at Trinity Lutheran Church, and several photographs of Anderson and his wife Cajsa Larsdotter and their homes in Sweden and Minnesota.
Biographical Information Olof Anderson was born in Homslid, Sweden in 1814. He lived there with his wife (Cajsa Larsdotter) and several children before traveling to Minnesota in 1855. He traveled back to Sweden the next year and brought his family back to Minnesota with him, documenting his travels in his diary throughout 1855-1858. He and his wife had a total of 7 children (Anna, Sophia, Christina, Magdalena, Johanna, Andrew, Elias) and settled in Carver County, Minnesota.
People Anderson, Olof.
Larsdotter, Cajsa.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 4 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Olof Anderson Diary (2004 Translation with Notes; 1956 Translation with Notes; Photographs)

2. ASI Exhibit (Elmer Albinson Article; Exhibit Correspondence; Exhibit Photographs)

3. 1958 Trinity Lutheran Program

4. Clippings
Physical Dimensions 0.25 cubic feet (1 archives box)
Copyrights Copyright for this collection is held by the American Swedish Institute. Staff will provide photocopies of collection materials for personal use at researcher's expense. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials must be secured in writing from the American Swedish Institute.
Search Terms Värmland
Swede Lake
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