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Swedish Emigrant Institute (Utvandrarnas Hus)

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Established: 1965

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The initiative to create the Swedish Emigrant Institute was largely due to the efforts of Governor Gunnar Helén. The original purpose of the Institute was to increase the understanding of, and document, the great Swedish migration that took place between 1846 and 1930. In recent decades the Institute has expanded its mission to document the emigrant experience of those who have left their own homelands for Sweden.

Summary of Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Swedish original documents
  • Swedish American original documents (including diaries, letters, etc.)
  • Oral histories (Swedish emigrant audio recordings)
  • Photograph collections
  • Library (books from Sweden and the United States)
  • Memorabilia from both Sweden and the United States
  • Swedish American Church Records on Microfilm
  • Swedish American Society (-ies) Records on Microfilm
  • Swedish American Newspapers on Microfilm
  • Collections of Vilhelm Moberg
  • Landelius Utlands Svenska Klippsamling (Otto R. Landelius)
  • The Arthur Landfors, and Rudolf Oslund collections
  • James L. Sanderson Collection, Scandinavians in Australia 1817 – 1992
  • Ella Heckscher Research Archive

Databases at the Swedish Emigrant Institute[edit | edit source]

  • Emigrants Database
  • Swedish American Church Archives
  • Swedish American Church Members
  • Swedish American Obituary
  • Swedish American Fraternal Lodge Membership
  • Liljegrenska Archive

Location[edit | edit source]

In the city of Växjö, Sweden

Contact information[edit | edit source]


Contact before visiting. Activities have been significanty curtailed as of 2011.

Visiting address:
Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4
352 34 Växjö
Phone +46-470-201 20
Fax +46-470-394 16

Mailing Address:
The House of Emigrants
Box 201
SE-351 04 Växjö