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Sweden and Swedish America in World War I

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on World War I using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on World War I using Swenson Center resources.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Sweden and Swedish America in World War I

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. 

  • World War I
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Great War

Possible research questions:

  • How was the experience of World War I different for Swedes in Europe and Swedish Americans?
  • What role did Swedish Americans play on the home front during WWI?
  • What did Swedish American soldiers recount from their experiences in European crises?
  • How did the war impact Swedish language usage in the US?