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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 2: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Carol Schmalenberger
Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
2770 Marin Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94708-1597
Phone: (510)524-5264
Email: archives@plts.edu

Churches[edit | edit source]

The Swedish American churches listed below have microfilmed records in the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at the Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. These microfilms are not available via interlibrary loan but may be searched in person or a search may be requested for a fee. See https://www.augustana.edu/swenson/collections/churchrecords  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Salt Lake County

Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church
Bingham Canyon, Utah

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Salt Lake City, Utah

Summit County

St. John Lutheran Church
Park City, Utah

Weber County

Elim Lutheran Church
Ogden, Utah

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Utah

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Fyrbåken in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake Bladet in Salt Lake City
  • Svenska Härolden  in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Korrespondenten in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Pioneeren in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Posten in Salt Lake City

Many Swedish-American newspapers are available on microfilms at the Swenson Center at Augustana College and are available to borrow via interlibrary loan throughout the United States. See http://www.augustana.edu/x14666.xml  to see specific newspaper and years you would like to view. Contact your local library if you are interested in placing a request. Supply your library with the following information:

  •  Title of newspaper
  •  The specific years you need for your research

Inform your library that the requests can be sent directly via OCLC (“ICY”), fax 309 794-7230, or via mail to Augustana College Library, 639 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201-2296.

Websites[edit | edit source]