The Swenson Center offers a number of library and archival internships during the school year and summer. Students interested in careers in libraries, archives, museums or one related to historical research will benefit from an internship.
The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center (located at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL) is a national library and archives providing resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America.
What do we do?
- promote and initiate academic research in the field,
- collect and preserve Swedish-American library and archival materials,
- help people research their Swedish-American genealogy.
Preserving & promoting Swedish America since 1981
Play the Swedish Immigrant Trail! You are a young Swedish immigrant to America in 1880. You have made the tough decision to leave your family and life in Sweden behind. Will you survive and prosper in America?
The Swenson Center's archives contains unpublished primary source material including manuscripts, photographs, and more. The archival collection is composed of two categories: personal manuscript collections and institution/organization papers, and measures approximately 800 linear feet.