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The American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS) was organized in 1892 as an umbrella organization for Swedish choirs in the United States and Canada. The first AUSS singing festival was held during the World's Fair Exposition in Chicago in 1893. The objectives of the AUSS are to promote and perpetuate Swedish chorus singing, cultivate an appreciation of Swedish music, and work for unity and cooperation between Swedish choruses in the United States and Canada.

The following digital collection materials are taken from the AUSS archival collection at the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. Many more materials exist in this archival collection than are available here.

For more information about current activities of the AUSS, please see their website.

 

Century of Song

A Century of Song: American Union of Swedish Singers, 1892-1992by Lilly Setterdahl, 1992.

This one hundred year history of AUSS includes information on national conventions, divisions, individual choruses, AUSS presidents and directors, concert tours to Sweden, a history of Musiktidning, images, and more.



Musiktidning

The official newsletter and journal of the AUSS. First printed in Swedish, articles began appearing in English with some regularity in the 1940s. By 1955, the paper was mostly in English. When searching the collection, try keywords in both languages.

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Sound Recordings

Various sound recordings of AUSS singing groups and conventions

 

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 Musiktidning. 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

 
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