Land of Dreams: A Reporter’s Journey from Sweden to America
Land of Dreams: A Reporter’s Journey from Sweden to America

By Klas Bergman (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013) Paper, 286 pp. “Land of Dreams – A Reporter’s Journey from Sweden to America” is a personal and political retrospective on my many years in the United States, from my arrival in … Read More

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Conrad Bergendoff’s Faith and Work – A Swedish-American Lutheran, 1895-1997
Conrad Bergendoff’s Faith and Work – A Swedish-American Lutheran, 1895-1997

By Thomas Tredway (Published by the Augustana Historical Society in partnership with the Swedish–American Historical Society, 2013) Cloth, 497 pp. Conrad Bergendoff, a historian, theologian, ecumenist, educator and pastor, served as President of Augustana College from 1935-1962. The author, Thomas … Read More

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Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends & Neighbors
Norwegians and Swedes in the United States: Friends & Neighbors

Philip J. Anderson and Dag Blanck – Editors (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012). Paper, 327 pp. Seventeen essays by scholars from the United States, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark explore interactions among Swedish and Norwegian immigrants to America, focusing … Read More

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Shuttle in Her Hand: A Swedish Immigrant Weaver in America
Shuttle in Her Hand: A Swedish Immigrant Weaver in America

By Marion Tuttle Marzolf. (Chicago: Swedish-American Historical Society, 2010). Paper, 253 pp. The Society’s first historical novel tells the story of Lisa Lindholm, a single Swedish woman who emigrated to America in 1931 and her roles in Swedish and Swedish–American … Read More

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Zorn in America: A Swedish Impressionist of the Gilded Age
Zorn in America: A Swedish Impressionist of the Gilded Age

By William and Willow Hagans. (Chicago: Swedish–American Historical Society, 2009). Cloth, 390 pp. Anders Zorn (1860-1920), the famous Swedish artist, made seven trips to the USA. This book, complete with over 140 of his well-known paintings, etchings, and photographs, tells … Read More

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I Go to America: Swedish–American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson
I Go to America: Swedish–American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson

By Joy K. Lintelman. (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2009). Cloth, 294 pp. This book, winner of the prestigious Minnesota Book Award (non-fiction), uses the life of Mina Anderson to describe much about the lives of Swedish–American immigrant women … Read More

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The Old Country and the New: Essays on Swedes and America
The Old Country and the New: Essays on Swedes and America

By H. Arnold Barton. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007). Cloth, 293 pp. This collection contains seventeen essays and seven editorials by H. Arnold Barton, the dean of Swedish immigration history, that were published in leading journals between 1974 and … Read More

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Why I Wrote the Novel About Swedish Immigrants
Why I Wrote the Novel About Swedish Immigrants

By Vilhelm Moberg. (Chicago: Swedish–American Historical Society, 2008). Paper, 24 pp. In 1966, Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg flew to Chicago to give this address to the then-named Swedish Pioneer Historical Society. This booklet reprints that address, along with a new … Read More

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Swedish Recipes Old and New
Swedish Recipes Old and New

By American Daughters of Sweden. (Chicago: American Daughters of Sweden, 1955). Paper, 180 pp. A collection of classic recipes for Swedish and Swedish–American foods.

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The Rise and Fall of New Sweden: Gov. Johan Risingh’s Journal
The Rise and Fall of New Sweden: Gov. Johan Risingh’s Journal

By Johan Risingh, edited by Stellan Dahlgren and Hans Norman, translated by Marie Clark. (Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1988). Cloth, 303 pp. The Rise and Fall of New Sweden: Gov. Johan Risingh’s Journal, 1654-1655, in its Historical Context This … Read More

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Ingrid: My Swedish–American Life and Adventures
Ingrid: My Swedish–American Life and Adventures

By Ingrid Bergstrom. (Chicago: Swedish–American Historical Society, 2003). Paper, 184 pp. This spirited and enthusiastic memoir tells the life and adventures of Ingrid Bergstrom. Ingrid and her husband Gösta emigrated to the United States after World War II, eventually settling … Read More

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Faces of Utopia: a Bishop Hill Family Album
Faces of Utopia: a Bishop Hill Family Album

By Nancy Lindberg Pinzke. (Chicago: privately published, 1982). Paper, 48 pp. A collection of family photographs from the famous Bishop Hill, Illinois, utopian community.

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Swedish Passenger Arrivals New York
Swedish Passenger Arrivals New York

Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York 1820-1850 By Nils William Olsson. (Chicago: Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1967). Cloth, 391 pp. Dr. Olsson compiled lists of all known Swedish passenger arrivals in New York for the period 1820-1850, as well as … Read More

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Swedish American Genealogist
Swedish American Genealogist

Edited by Nils William Olsson. (Vol. XI, No. 1, March 1991). Paper, 127 pp. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Swedish–American Genealogist, this double-sized edition was issued. It contains 12 articles on a variety of topics.

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Swedes in America: Intercultural and Interethnic Perspectives on Contemporary Research
Swedes in America: Intercultural and Interethnic Perspectives on Contemporary Research

Edited by Ulf Beijbom. (Växjö: Swedish Emigrant Institute, 1993). Cloth, 224 pp. This book contains 19 essays from leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic that came from a 1991 symposium held in Växjö, Sweden, entitled “Swedes in America: … Read More

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Index to Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly and Swedish–American Historical Quarterly, 1950-2002
Index to Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly and Swedish–American Historical Quarterly, 1950-2002

By Kevin Proescholdt. (Chicago: Swedish–American Historical Society, 2003). Paper, 210 pp. This cumulative index, covering more than a half-century of the Quarterly’s publication, consists of three main parts: author entries, subject and keyword entries, and a listing of all 560+ books reviewed … Read More

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Sweden: The Nation’s History
Sweden: The Nation’s History

By Franklin D. Scott (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1988). Paper, 686 pp. This is a revised edition of the original 1977 book, a modern history of Sweden in the English language.

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Scandinavians and America, Essays Presented to Franklin D. Scott
Scandinavians and America, Essays Presented to Franklin D. Scott

Edited by H. Arnold Barton. (Chicago: Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1974). Paper, 110 pp. This book re-prints a special double issue of the Quarterly from 1974 (nos. 3-4) that honored Dr. Franklin D. Scott upon his retirement as the editor of the Swedish … Read More

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A Swedish City Directory of Boston, 1881
A Swedish City Directory of Boston, 1881

By Eric Wretlind. (Winter Park, Florida: SAG Publications, 1986). Paper, 78 pp. Boston was an important center for New England Swedish immigrants. This book re-prints a Swedish city directory of Boston that first appeared in 1881, including extensive biographical notes … Read More

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Olof Wijk’s North American Diary of 1829
Olof Wijk’s North American Diary of 1829

By Olof Wijk, translated by Mikael Grut, notes by Nils William Olsson. (Winter Park, Florida: SAG Publications, 1998). Paper, 54 pp. This book translates the diary of Swedish visitor Olof Wijk (1786-1856) from his 1829 trip to North America, a … Read More

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The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship Saga
The Hedstroms and the Bethel Ship Saga

By Henry C. Whyman. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992). Cloth, 183 pp. Brothers Olof and Jonas Hedstrom played important roles in Swedish immigration history and in Swedish Methodism in America. Olof operated the Bethel Ship in New York harbor, … Read More

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American–Swedish Handbook, 13th ed.
American–Swedish Handbook, 13th ed.

Edited by Holly Johnson. (Minneapolis: Swedish Council of America, 2004). Paper, 553 pp. This book contains listings of nearly 1,000 Swedish–American and Scandinavian–American organizations and offices, including embassies, consulates, publications, and national and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, … Read More

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Wertmüller: Artist and Immigrant Farmer
Wertmüller: Artist and Immigrant Farmer

By Franklin D. Scott. (Chicago: Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1963). Cloth, 173 pp. This book describes the accomplished Swedish painter, Adolph Ulric Wertmüller (1751-1811), who painted not only Marie Antoinette in Europe but George Washington in America. Wertmüller emigrated to … Read More

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Trans-Atlantica: Essays on Scandinavian Migration and Culture
Trans-Atlantica: Essays on Scandinavian Migration and Culture

By Franklin D. Scott. (New York: Arno Press, 1979). Cloth, 316 pp. This book includes 23 essays on this topic written by Dr. Scott between 1944 and 1978 that first appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Modern … Read More

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Swedish Passenger Arrivals in the United States 1820-1850
Swedish Passenger Arrivals in the United States 1820-1850

By Nils William Olsson and Erik Wikén. (Stockholm: Kungliga Biblioteket, 1995). Paper, 628 pp. In a revised and expanded volume, the authors compiled lists of more than 5,000 Swedes who arrived at U.S. ports between 1820 and 1850, including biographical … Read More

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Olof Stille in New Sweden
Olof Stille in New Sweden

By Fritz Nordström and Peter Stebbins Craig. (Winter Park, Florida: SAG Publications, 1987). Paper, 56 pp. This publication combines two articles from the Swedish–American Genealogist on Olof Stille and his family in colonial America. The first article, “Olof Stille of … Read More

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Bethany in Kansas: the History of a College
Bethany in Kansas: the History of a College

By Emory Lindquist. (Lindsborg, Kansas: Bethany College, 1975). Cloth, 309 pp. The history of Bethany College, founded in 1881 in the most Swedish of all Kansas towns, Lindsborg. Written by a well-known historian and scholar who also served at one … Read More

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Wheat Flour Messiah: Eric Jansson of Bishop Hill
Wheat Flour Messiah: Eric Jansson of Bishop Hill

By Paul Elmén. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997). Paper, 240 pp. Here is the definitive biography of Eric Jansson, the founder of a religious sect in Sweden who led his followers to emigrate to Illinois and establish the utopian … Read More

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From Isolationism to Involvement, the Swedish Immigrant Press in America, 1914-1945
From Isolationism to Involvement, the Swedish Immigrant Press in America, 1914-1945

By Finis H. Capps. (Chicago: Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1966). Cloth, 238 pp. This book examines the changes in the Swedish immigrant press from the start of World War I in Europe in 1914 to the end of World War … Read More

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Farm, Forge and Philosophy; a Swedish Immigrant’s Life
Farm, Forge and Philosophy; a Swedish Immigrant’s Life

By Adolph Benson. (Chicago: Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1961). Cloth, 166 pp. The memoir of a noted Swedish immigrant scholar and author, Adolph Burnett Benson (1881-1962), who was born in Skåne and eventually became a professor at Yale.

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