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Catalog Number M-0068
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Albert Pearson Essays on the Swedish American Labor Movement
Title Albert Pearson Essays on the Swedish American Labor Movement
Year Range from 1946
Year Range to 1995
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of 3 essays about Swedish elements in the American labor movement written by Albert Pearson. Two of the three essays are written in Swedish with accompanying English language translations, with the third being written by Pearson in English. The collection also contains a subject file on Albert Pearson and these essays that was created by the Minnesota Historical Society, as well as correspondence about the collection and creation of the translations.
Biographical Information Albert Pearson was born in the province of Blekinge, Sweden, about 1892. He came to the United States in 1923 and in 1929 became the editor of a Swedish-language Communist newspaper, Ny Tid. The paper was published in Chicago from 1929 to 1931, then in New York until it ceased publication in 1936. Pearson also wrote for the Work Projects Administration and worked as an engineer during World War II. He returned to Sweden in 1946 and worked as a translator for the Chinese embassy. He also wrote occasional articles in Communist papers in Sweden after his return. Pearson died on January 8, 1976.
People Pearson, Albert, 1892-1976.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 4 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. History of the Scandinavian American Labor Movement (History of the Scandinavian American Labor Movement (Swedish original & English translation)

2. Joe Hill (Swedish & English translation)

3. The Swedish Press in New York (The Swedish Press in New York: Arbetaren (The Workingman), 1894-1929)

4. Correspondence and Subject File (Correspondence; Subject File on Albert Pearson and Essays)
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.