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Catalog Number M-0045
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Albin Johnson Papers
Title Albin Johnson Papers
Year Range from 1907
Year Range to 1979
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of the personal papers of Albin Johnson, including Swedish and United States immigration documents, papers related to his World War I service, photographs, a scrapbook, two religious texts (one related to his confirmation in 1909), and a memorial plaque that was made after his death.
Biographical Information Albin Johnson was born Albin Emanuel Johannisson on March 26, 1895 in Moheda, Kronoberg County, Sweden. In 1913 he emigrated from Sweden to settle in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was drafted into the United States Army for service in World War I in 1918 and spent time at Camp Upton in New York state; he was honorably discharged in 1919. He lived the rest of his life in the Twin Cities area and had children, including a daughter named Margaret Searls. He died December 15, 1979.
People Johnson, Albin.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 5 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Immigration (Genealogical Papers; Swedish Documents; U.S. Documents)

2. World War I Military Service (1914 Reichsmark; Legal Documents; World War I Letter from Albin Johnson, Spet 15, 1918)

3. Photographs (Photograph Album Pages; Photographs (Unidentified))

4. Religious Texts (Dr. Martin Luthers Lilla Katekes; Svenska Psalmboken)

5. Memorial (Memorial Plaque for Albin Johnson's Death)
Physical Dimensions 0.5 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.