Missouri: Swedish American

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Archives[edit | edit source]

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Regional Archives
Region 4: Kansas and Missouri
Bethany College Archives
Wallerstedt Library
335 E. Swensson Street
Lindsborg, Kansas 67456-1897
Phone 785-227-3311, Ext. 8342
Archivist Email: carsond@bethanylb.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 http://www.augustana.edu/x13917.xml  for years of availability, guidelines, and research request forms.

Jackson County

Broadway Baptist Church
Kansas City, Missouri

First Covenant Church
Kansas City, Missouri

First Lutheran Church
Kansas City, Missouri

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Kansas City, Missouri

Linn County

Scandinavian Union Church
Bucklin, Missouri

Swedish Lutheran Church
Bucklin, Missouri

St. Louis County

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
St. Louis, Missouri

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Swedish-American Newspapers in Missouri

Title of Newspaper and City of Publication

  • Kansas City Tribunen in Kansas City
  • Svenska Pressen in Kansas City
  • Svenska Sydvestern in Kansas City
  • Svenska Tidningen-Skandia in Kansas City
  • Sydvestern in Kansas City
  • Svenska Veckobladet in Kansas City, Mo/Kansas City KS/ Omaha, NE

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