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GACA Collection 420. Swedish House. Collection of the Swedish House/Svenska Huset, 1974-Ongoing: Overview

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Collection Description

Swedish House.  Collection of the Swedish House/Svenska Huset, 1974-Ongoing.  GACA Collection 420.  1 Hollinger box.

The Swedish House collection contains materials regarding the history of the Swedish House at Gustavus Adolphus College. Included are guests books, photographs, a list of Swedish House Alumni, materials regarding the 1998 tornado, the remodeling of the Swedish house, the requirements to be a part of the Swedish House, and a video documenting the destruction and rebuilding of the Swedish House.

Organization Note

“The Swedish House serves as a cultural center and Swedish language residence for students of the Swedish language and native Swedish speakers”

1972 - The Holly House, a campus owned house on 7th Street, was designated to have a Swedish theme
1976 - The Wolf House, also on 7th Street, became the new location of the Swedish House
1990 - The Wolf House painted yellow and blue\
1998 - The Swedish House was destroyed in the Tornado
1999 - The Peterson House on Campus was designated as the Swedish House
2001 - The Barbo Osher Svenska Huset was dedicated as part of the new Carlson International Center residence Hall. The new Swedish House includes a tapestry by Anita Graffman, commissioned by Ms. Osher for the House

*Information obtained from (September 2017)

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