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Catalog Number M-0079
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Charles E. Stongberg Religious Commentary Volumes
Title Charles E. Stongberg Religious Commentary Volumes
Year Range from 1898
Year Range to 1925
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of 3 volumes that are primarily concerned with religious criticism. Two of the volumes were altered by hand, presumably by Stongberg himself, and are housed in the outer folio of a Christian bible, but contain other texts; one contains The Gospel of Buddha, while the other contains multiple works and clippings of religious criticism, religion in various parts of the world, works on scientific research, and other topics. All three volumes are heavily annotated in Stongberg's own hand and contain various notes and ephemera tucked into the pages.
Biographical Information Charles E. Stongberg was a Swedish immigrant to the United States and settled in Wausau, Wisconsin. He was acquainted in some way with Walfrid Engdahl (M-0078), who kept and donated these several volumes. Little else is known about Stongberg, however, it is possible he may have been a farmer or farm worker, as one of his books contains a blue ribbon from the Wausau Annual Grain Show in 1925.
People Stongberg, Charles E.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 1 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Religious Criticism Volumes (Altered Book: Compilation of Various Works and Clippings (En Naturforskares trosbekännelse; Forskningar bland ruinerna i central Amerika; Syndafloden; Prästkyrkan, och hedendom; Tänk själf; De fyra Evangelierna; Den blixtrande kometen; Mysteriets verld; Historien jämförd mäd Historien, Kyrkan fritänkeriet och uppenbarelsen); The Gospel of Buddha; Religion and the Bible)
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.