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North Dakota Swedish Baptist Conference Records

Collection Overview

Title: North Dakota Swedish Baptist Conference Records


Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Languages: English [eng], Swedish [swe]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records include copies of annual meeting minutes and reports of the North Dakota Swedish Baptist Conference, 1918-1929. These were printed in Svenska Standaret of the Swedish Baptist General Conference of America. There are also notes about various Swedish Baptist churches in North Dakota and five photographs of Swedish families in the Kulm, North Dakota, area. All of the copies were made from records preserved at the Bethel University archives in St. Paul, MN.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Method: Donation; 82-1013 and 82-1021

Related Publications:

North Dakota Baptist State Convention 1884-1984 by JoAnne and Don Shoemaker (1984)

Historik öfver Svenska Baptisternas verksamhet i North Dakota från dess början till år 1912 (1913)

Preferred Citation: Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Reorganized and added to Archon in 2023

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1918-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1923-1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Annual Reports and Meeting Minutes, 1926-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 6: North Dakota Baptist Church HistoriesAdd to your cart.
Handwritten histories of congregations in Coal Harbor, Deopolis, Drayton, Fargo, Kenmare, Kulm (2 - one in Swedish and one in English), and Napoleon. These were written by Eric Berg, who visited North Dakota Baptist congregations in the 1930s.
Folder 7: Assorted North Dakota Baptist HistoriesAdd to your cart.

History of Swedish Baptists in North Dakota by Frank J. Liljegren, 1901 (handwritten in Swedish)

Historical Sketch of the Kulm Swedish Baptist Church by A.E. Bowman, ca. 1940s (typescript in English)

First Baptist Church, Kenmare, 50th Anniversary Memorial Book, 1950 (copy)

Folder 8: Photographs - Swedish families from Kulm, ND, areaAdd to your cart.

770-1: from left - Christine Anderson Bowman (b. 1891), Betty Ogren?, Elna Ostrom Anderson, ca. 1915

770-2: Peter and Betty (or Betsy) Lindgren family, standing from left in back - Bert, Vivian, Manfred, and Gunnar, from left in front - Vernon, Peter, Edwin, Betty/Betsy, ca. 1916

770-3: Mr. and Mrs. Anton Lindgren, undated

770-4: Lindblom farm, from left - Christine Anderson Bowman, Carl Lindblom, unidentified girl, Tillie Lindblom Lindgren, Edwin Anderson, Conrad Lindblom, unidentified man, ca. 1910

770-5: school children of Norden School District, ca. 1900