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Catalog Number M-0116
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Vega Literary Society Records
Title Vega Literary Society Records
Year Range from 1888
Year Range to 1977
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of meeting minutes, financial ledgers, book loan registers, and an academic article on the Vega Literary Society.
Biographical Information The Vega Literary Society was a Swedish-American lending library in St. Paul founded in 1881 and which was active through the 1960s. The society was organized to promote public gatherings of Swedish men and women and to offer good reading to Swedish-speaking immigrants. In addition to organizational documents such as those in the collection, the lending library contained nearly 500 titles that circulated among members during the organizations history.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 3 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Lending library (Book catalog, 1914; "Books and reading in a Swedish-American Community" article; Loan register, 1898-1934; Loan register, 1934-1942, 1948)

2. Meeting minutes (Meeting minutes, 1909-1915; Meeting minutes, 1915-1966)

3. Finances (Treasurer's ledger, 1888-1965; Receipt books, 1916, 1942)

Physical Dimensions 0.75 cubic feet (2 archives boxes)
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.