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Scrapbook, 1960-1962

Scrapbook contains:

  • Articles in Swedish and English from the 1960s
  • Articles about Sweden
  • Article about Vikmanshyttan in Dalarna, Sweden.
  • Article about Domnarvet Järnverk, Sweden
  • Article about Smedjebacken Valsvärk, Sweden
  • Article about survivors from Titanic
  • Articles by Stephen Forslund Valhalla
  • Excerpts from Readers Digest
  • Articles about Richard Nixon
  • Articles about President Eisenhower East and West Germany
  • Articles about Swedish immigrants
  • Article about Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Forslund’s fiftieth anniversary
  • Obituaries

Scrapbook, 1963-1975

An original scrapbook including:

  • Articles from the 1960s and 1970s, in English and Swedish
  • Newspaper clippings about Swedes in Pierce County
  • Newspaper clippings about Swedish history and its people in Pierce County
  • Newspaper clippings about events involving Sweden
  • Newspaper clippings about Pierce County and its history
  • Articles about the organization “Valhalla”
  • Articles about and by Stephen Forslund, The articles by Stephen Forslund are his summary of everyday events and comments on different people in the area.
  • Articles about Vietnam, the Arms Race, and army desertions
  • Articles about Swedish politics
  • Articles about Saint Lucia
  • Obituaries

Index Cards

Assortment of 119 index cards, 17 smaller cards and 2 notebook pages on Swedish settlement history, primarily Washington.
Subjects included in these index cards

1859 Census
History book references
Indian Cemetery burials
Mscl. notes on Swedish information
Notes on settler’s life
Park Hotel

Scandinavian Corps of Salvation Army
Steilacoom/Chambers Creek
Swedish Churches –Tacoma
Swedish Male Choruses
Swedish Order of Valhalla
Swedish Pension,dyes, poetry,ombudsman
Vasa Lodge
Wright Park, Tacoma

Names included in these index cards

Bernhard Anderson
Carl Anderson
Gustaf Anderson
Gunner Anderson
Maja Lisa Benson
A.F.Berg
Emil Julius Bertle
Bloom/Johnson/Swanson Families
Hjalmar Branting
Nicholas Delin
Joel Emanuel Hägglund
Andrew Emil Jacobson
Ole S. Larsson
Karl Lövkvist
Peter Sandberg
H.P. Stenberg
Alfred Stenstrom
Svensson Family
Albin Swanson
August Swanson
Oscar Swanson
Axel Uddenber
Karl Winblad von Walter

Scrapbook, 1953-1979

An original scrapbook including mostly newspaper articles from the late 1960s to the early 1970s:

  • A letter from the Swedish Order of Valhalla thanking Stephen Forslund for his historical chronicle of the club dated April 1957.
  • Articles in English and Swedish from Valhallas Krönika Articles about Valhalla
  • Letter from Gilbert S. Schaller to Stephen Forslund thanking him for information on Swedish Olivine
  • Application dated 26 April 1957
  • Articles about the Swedish Archives in the Northwest.
  • Articles about the Wake Island Monument Newspaper clippings about Swedes in Pierce County
  • One article about resistance during World War II.
  • Articles about historic Swedes in America
  • Article about the “first president of the United States,” John Hanson
  • Articles by Stephen Forslund
  • Articles about using American instead of Swedish in Swedish associations Swedish policies on sex education and equality
  • Articles about Sweden
  • Articles about Swedes
    -Obituaries
    -Articles about the Vietnam War

Partial manuscript: Tacoma Swedish Churches

An edited version of sections of an unpublished book manuscript written by Stephen Forslund of Tacoma, Washington in approximately 1975. Readers are encouraged to refer to the original document in the Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection at Pacific Lutheran University. (endnote 1) as dates and names may not be accurate due to the difficulty of reading the original.

In addition, Forslund writes from the knowledge of the time which may not be always accurate in light of current information. Any editing mistakes are the responsibility of this editor. Question marks indicate items that were not resolvable by this editor. Where possible, the original wording as written by Forslund is used to capture the flavor of thinking at the time of writing. Some wording may be offensive to some readers.

Partial manuscript: Early Swedish History of Tacoma, Washington and the Surrounding Area

An edited version of sections of an unpublished book manuscript written by Stephen Forslund of Tacoma, Washington in approximately 1975. Readers are encouraged to refer to the original document in the Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection at Pacific Lutheran University. (endnote 1) as dates and names may not be accurate due to the difficulty of reading the original.

In addition, Forslund writes from the knowledge of the time which may not be always accurate in light of current information. Any editing mistakes are the responsibility of this editor. Question marks indicate items that were not resolvable by this editor. Where possible, the original wording as written by Forslund is used to capture the flavor of thinking at the time of writing. Some wording may be offensive to some readers.

Photocopies of Newspaper Articles, 1950-1975

(original articles are not in scrapbooks)
Svenska Posten 1950, 1960, 1963; Scandinavian American 1950 (Vasa Lodge); Tacoma News Tribune 1957 (Anderson Island), 1979 (Erling Mork, Mark Parker, Tacoma Hotel); English- Forslunds wed 60 years,

History of Swedish Immigration in the Puget Sound, pp. 1-107

History of Swedish Immigration in the Puget Sound, by Stephen Forslund, pages 1-107.
This manuscript was written in Tacoma, Washington, in 1973 about the Swedish immigrants to Tacoma, Pierce County, and adjacent territories. It was completed after years of research for the proposed Swedish Archive at the University of Washington. This portion of the manuscript covers the first Swedish emigrants around 1638 through the Swedes in Pierce County in the 1890s.

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