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Public Health in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research about public health and health workers in Sweden and in communities of Swedish immigrants in the United States

Archival Collections

Here are some archival collections you may want to research:


I/O:19  Lutheran Hospital (Moline, Ill.) records

This collection consists of financial information and resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Hospital, Moline, Illinois, and financial petitions to the Rock Island District of the Illinois Conference of the Augustana Synod. Also includes an addendum to the Lutheran Hospital Annual Report of 1931 that bluntly illustrates the effect of the depression of the hospital's finances. Collection includes several hospital brochures, benefit concert programs, and a commencement program. Also includes information on the International Congress of Nurses 1929 meeting in Montreal, Canada, and a history of the Phoebe Circle, a support circle for the hospital.


I/O:23 Augustana Book Concern (Rock Island, Ill.) photographs

The collection consists of photographs of Augustana Institutions: Orphan's Homes, Old People Homes, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Augustana Book Concern, Immigrant Homes, Immanuel Woman's Home, Chicago Inner Missions, Bethpage Mission, and other Augustana affiliated buildings.


MSS P:344  Euphemia Peterson nursing papers, 1910-1948

Collection of materials from Euphemia Peterson's nursing career. Peterson graduated from Augustana Hospital Training School in Chicago in 1911 and received additional training in public health nursing at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She was a registered nurse in Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. This collection includes newspaper clippings related to her nursing career and public health concerns at the time (1910s-1930s), nursing correspondence and certificates, registration cards in local and national nursing associations, a school photograph of Euphemia in nursing uniform, and a nurse's cap.


SAC P:83  Marie Westerberg Vader papers

Collection contains Marie Westerberg Vader's historical sketches of Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Nurses' Training School in Des Moines, Iowa from 1913 to 1918.  Her reminiscences of the training school concentrate on the first and second graduating classes and living and working conditions at the hospital.


SA-16   The Lindsborg Aid Association (Lindsborg, Kan.) records

The collection consists of a constitution from 1906 (24 pages); 60th anniversary materials from 1906-1966 (8 pages); and board meetings from 1919-1935 (197 pages). The function of the association was to provide sick and health insurance to its members.