Prärieblomman, 1900-1913. LCA Collection 58. 1 Hollinger box.
Prärieblomman (The Prairie Flower) was a Swedish language publication distributed each December by the Lutheran Augustana Book Concern. The annual was intended for the Swedish-American community and featured historical articles, biographies, reproductions of photographs and paintings, and functioned as a calendar. Prärieblomman acted as a Swedish-American counterpart to national Swedish annuals, featuring numerous Swedish-American authors and artists. Many cite Prärieblomman as a display of immigrant resistance to fully comply with the dominant American culture and as an effort to create a unique Swedish-American tradition.