Membership & Subscriptions


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Membership Benefits

A membership in the Swedish–American Historical Society means that you can get to learn about the immigration experience through the experiences of Swedish–Americans. When you become a member of the Society, you join the ranks of loyal and dedicated members that help us fulfill our mission of studying the Swedish emigration and the history and culture of the Swedes in North America, through research, publications, programs, and archives.

One of the most valued benefits of membership in the Swedish–American Historical Society is receiving the Quarterly. The Swedish–American Historical Quarterly is an academic journal published continuously since 1950 by the Swedish–American Historical Society. The title of the journal was the Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly from 1950 to 1983. Full of historic illustrations and substantial articles by researchers, noted authors, and leading academics, the Swedish–American Historical Quarterly documents and interprets the Swedish-American presence in North America.

The Quarterly is published four times a year, in January, April, July, and October.

Which Membership is Right for You?

REGULAR (individual) MEMBERS contribute between $35 and $74 annually and receive a one-year subscription to the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, a 10% discount on books published by the Society, and opportunities to attend annual spring and fall meetings, conferences, workshops, and tours.

STUDENT (full-time) MEMBERS contribute $15 annually and receive the benefits of a Member. Student Members are enrolled full-time in a university, college, or a high school.

SUSTAINERS contribute between $75 and $199 annually and receive all individual Member benefits, plus membership for a second household member such as a spouse at the same address or a gift membership to a second address, and a complimentary copy of the current year Society book dividend.

DONORS contribute between $200 and $499 annually and receive all Sustainer benefits, plus discounts of 20% on purchases of Society books.

BENEFACTORS contribute between $500 and $999 annually and receive all Donor benefits, plus one past Society book dividend.

PATRONS contribute $1,000 or more annually and receive all Benefactor benefits, plus two complimentary reservations for the current year’s fall or spring Society dinner.

Additional information


New Membership, Membership Renewal, Gift Membership, Library or Institution


Patron – $1,000, Benefactor – $500, Donor – $200, Sustaining – $75, Regular – $35, Student – $15, Library or Institution – $30