United Swedish Singers of the Pacific Coast Records

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United Swedish Singers of the Pacific Coast Records


  • 1909-1924 (Creation)


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The materials include two song albums from 1909 and, two song books from 1911, two song books for the Singing Festival from 1917, one song book from 1920, two song books from 1922, and one song book from 1924. The books list some of the singers and the officers of the organization at the time of the production. Songs are in both English and Swedish.

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The Swedish singing clubs were very important to unifying the Swedish community. The songs that they sang reminded them of the country they had left behind and managed to keep them together to recognize their roots and heritage through music. Their annual events brought together communities and were performed at different places each year between June and July.

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  • Alphanumeric designations: MSS134

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