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This collection contains the official newsletter and journal Musiktidning for the group American Union of Swedish Singers, an umbrella organization for Swedish choirs in the United States and Canada. The American Union of Swedish Singers (A.U.S.S.) was organized in 1892. The first A.U.S.S. singing festival was held during the World's Fair Exposition in Chicago in 1893. The objectives of the A.U.S.S. are to promote and perpetuate Swedish chorus singing and knowledge of Swedish songs, cultivate an appreciation of Swedish music, and work for unity and cooperation between Swedish choruses in the United States and Canada. For more information about A.U.S.S. please see their website. For historical information about the A.U.S.S. consult the archival collection at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) or read A Century of Song. American Union of Swedish Singers, 1892-1992 by Lilly Setterdahl.
This digital collection consists of historical issues of the group's official newsletter and journal, Musiktidning. This newsletter was first printed in Swedish and later transitioned to English. When searching the collection, try keywords in both languages.
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Please note: This digital collection is a work in progress and additional issues will be added over time. Additionally, the Swenson Center is missing some issues of the newsletter. See the list of missing issues here. If you have and would like to provide any of the missing issues, please contact the Swenson Center.
Questions about this collection? Contact: SwensonCenter@augustana.edu or 1-309-794-7204