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Catalog Number M-0015
Object Name Manuscript
Collection John A. Blomgren Autograph Collection
Title John A. Blomgren Autograph Collection
Year Range from 1936
Year Range to 1960
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of photographs signed by famous and well known people of Swedish American heritage. Also included are various clippings about the collection and its creator, John A. Blomgren, and correspondence surrounding some of his collecting and his donation of the collection to the American Swedish Institute.
Biographical Information John A. Blomgren was a Swedish American man living in the Twin Cities during the 20th century. He spent his career working as a streetcar motorman on the Nicollet carline in Minneapolis. He had several hobbies, including writing to celebrities and persons of note to solicit autographs, and playing checkers.
People Blomgren, John A.
Nilsson, Birgit, 1918-2005.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 2 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Donation Files (Autographs Index; Clippings and Correspondence about Donation)

2. Swedish American Autographs (Minnesota Government Officials, US Congress/Senate, Judges, etc.; State Officials Other Than Minnesota; US Presidents, US Government Officials; Singers and Musicians, A-L; Singers and Musicians, M-Z; Oversize, A-L; Oversize, M-Z; Authors, Artists, Sports, Entertainers; Religious and Educational Leaders; Business Leaders; US Military and Defense; Swedes and Scandinavians; Lucia, Svenskarnas Dag, and Other Queens; Doctors and Scientists)
Physical Dimensions 1.0 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.
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