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Music in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American music using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on Swedish and Swedish American music 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.

Music in Sweden and Swedish America

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. For example, song* will return song, songs, songsters, songbook, etc.

  • Musicians
  • Swedish music
  • Swedish American music
  • Sheet music
  • Song*
  • Sound recording
  • Hymns
  • Choral music
  • Sacred music

Possible research questions:

  • What types of Swedish music were popular among Swedish American immigrants?
  • How has American music influenced Swedish music?
  • What contributions did Swedish Americans make to American music in a specific era?
  • What role did music play in the integration of Swedish immigrants into American society?
  • How did the musical practices of Swedish immigrants differ from those of their contemporaries in Sweden?
  • How did music function as a component of Swedish American Lutheranism?