Swedish Cultural Heritage Society of the Red River Valley (S239)

  • 1976-

    Historical Sketch

    The Swedish Culture Heritage Society of the Red River Valley [Minnesota/North Dakota] was founded September 20, 1976. The purpose of the Society is to enrich the members’ lives with the Swedish culture, to spread awareness of Swedish culture in the community, and to contribute tangibility to Swedish cultural presence in the community. 

    Collection Description

    The collection contains the Society’s constitution, correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, posters, programs, reports, and audio cassettes of events. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Annual Report
    • Board, General and Committee Meeting Minutes. 1977-82
    • Constitution. 1982, undated
    • Correspondence. 1976-80; 1983; 1985-86; 1988
    • Executive Board, General and Committee Meeting Minutes. 1977-82
    • Financial
      • Ledgers. 1978-84
      • Reports. 1979-90
       
    • Hawley Area Map with Swedish Settlers Names and Locations
    • "History of the Swedish Cultural Heritage Society" by Roland Dille. 2006
    • Membership By-laws and Membership Lists. 1972-2006
    • Miscellaneous
    • Newsletters. 1978-96
    • Newspaper Clippings/News Releases
    • Programs. 1977; 1980-81
    • Publications
    • Santa Lucia Festival
    • Special Events
    • Swedish & Such: A Collections of Recipies
    • Teater Visafton och Bal
     

    Box 2

    • Var Dal 1982-2009
    • Poster 1 Swedish Cultural Heritage Society Presents Charlotte Harvey in Concert
    • Poster 2 & 3 Swedish Cultural Heritage Society Presents Modern Swedish Cinema
    • Poster 4 Swedish Cultural Heritage Society Presents Autumn Sonata
    • "Fifteen Years in North Dakota", a pioneer's story written by Nils Orre in Swedish and published in Stockholm, Sweden, 1906. Translated by Elsa Danielson Johnson, February 1962
    • Audio cassettes of events organized at MSU during the 1970s