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Swedes In America
Date
1945
Main contributors
United States. Office of Education; United States. Federal Security Agency; United States Office of War Information, Overseas Branch; United Films
Summary
Actress Ingrid Bergman gives an overview of the history of Swedes and Swedish culture in the U.S., presented as a reply to letters from her countrymen asking the question "why do Swedes get along so well in America?" A visit to the American Swedish Museum in Philadelphia occasions discussion of Swedes in the colonial era and prominent Swedes in the 19th century. Bergman travels to Minneapolis, "the center of Swedish culture," and tours Linstrom, Minnesota. Carl Sandburg is featured briefly before an overview of the Cooperative movement, started by Swedish Americans and widely adopted in agriculture and government.
Contributors
Ingrid Bergman; Carl Sandburg
Locations
New York, NY, U.S.; Philadelphia, PA, U.S.; Minneapolis, MN, U.S.; Lindstrom, MN, U.S.
Collection
IUL Moving Image Archive
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Physical Description
1 film reel (18 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm