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ID: 88/SAAGC/014

Primary Creator: United Swedish Radio Service (1933-1962)

Extent: 1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by topic and then chronologically.

Languages: English, Swedish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the United Swedish Radio Service contain records in four broad categories: organizational history and structure, finance, correspondence, and publications. The records span the entire history of the organization and are predominantly in English.

Collection Historical Note

The United Swedish Radio Service was organized in 1933 to conduct and maintain a religious radio broadcast in the Swedish language each Sunday morning for the Chicago area. It was a non‑profit organization consisting of five persons appointed to represent the five major Swedish‑American denominations in America: the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran, the Evangelical Mission Covenant, the Evangelical Free, the Swedish Methodist, and the Baptist General Conference. The cost of maintaining the radio broadcast was covered by voluntary contributions from individual congregations and listeners. The United Swedish Radio Service was discontinued in December, 1962.

Administrative Information

Repository: North Park University

Access Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright that may be involved in the use of this collection.

Acquisition Method: Received approximately 1975.

Separated Materials: A cash ledger for the Swedish‑American Interchurch Council, 1929‑1951, has been removed and transferred to the Swedish‑American Organizations of Chicago, Small Collections series.

Preferred Citation: Item-specific information, Manuscript Series #14 United Swedish Radio Service Records, Box #, Folder #, Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago, North Park University.

Processing Information: John W. H. Erickson, April, 1985.


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