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Catalog Number M-0074
Object Name Manuscript
Collection Oscar Roos Papers
Title Oscar Roos Papers
Year Range from 1847
Year Range to 1906
Scope & Content This collection is comprised of a diary, photographs, and ledgers kept by Swedish immigrant Oscar Roos, as well as some clippings and biographical information about him.
Biographical Information Oscar Roos was one of the first Swedish immigrants to settle in the St. Croix Valley. He was born in 1827, possibly in Finland, his family relocating to Skara, Västergötland, Sweden, shortly thereafter. In 1850 he traveled to the United States on the steamer John, arriving in New York and traveling to Minnesota. He settled a site on Hay Lake a few miles from Marine on St. Croix, first trying his hand at farming and later became a business man in the local community. He married Hannah (Anna) Swanstrom in 1870 and they had 5 children; one died in infancy, and the others were Charles, Alford, Nellie, and May. Roos died in 1896.
People Roos, Oscar, 1827-1896.
Roos, Charles.
Roos, May.
Albinson, Dewey, 1898-1971.
Series in Collection Collection is arranged in 4 series; folder names listed in parenthesis.

1. Diary (Diary of Oscar Roos; Photocopy of Diary of Oscar Roos)

2. Ledgers (1860-1866; 1883-1889; 1886-1906; Individual Reciepts)

3. Photographs

4. Biographical and Collection Information (Clippings on Oscar Roos; Correspondence about Collection; Information about Collection)
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.