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Athletics and Sports in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research about sports and athletics in Sweden and Swedish America using Swenson Center resources.

Welcome!

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research about sports and athletics in Sweden and in communities of Swedish immigrants in the United States.

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. 

Sports and Athletics 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, sport* will return results for sports, sporting, sportsman, etc.

  • Sport*
  • Athlet*
  • Also search by individual sport names:
    • baseball
    • football
    • soccer
    • gymnastic
    • tennis

Possible research questions:

  • What role did athletics and sporting organizations play in Swedish American community building?
  • How are Sweden and the United States involved in each other’s athletics cultures in a given era?
  • How did athletics function within Swedish American education?