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North Park University
Friends of World Mission Brochures (North Park University)
This collection presents a series of brochures published by Friends of World Mission (FOWM), started in 1965 to raise funds for projects that furthered ministry in locations where missionaries of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) were serving. Numbered sequentially, each brochure publicizes a funding appeal for a specific project. These projects have supported leadership training, church planting, medical work, and various types of construction in support of ministry in over twenty countries.
Frisk Collection of Alaska Mission Journals (North Park University)
This collection presents English- and Swedish-language diaries and logbooks kept by Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) missionaries in Alaska during the period 1893 to 1915, along with several English translations of the Swedish originals. These journals provide a glimpse into the life and work of early missionaries, particularly those in Unalakleet and Golovin Bay. Founded in Chicago in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC is a multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents of the world.
Frisk Collection of Covenant Literature (North Park University)
This digital collection makes accessible hard-to-find original publications that are considered to be key texts in the formation and growth of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Frisk Collection of Covenant Yearbooks (North Park University)
The Covenant Yearbook began publication in 1885 after the first annual meeting of the Svenska Evangeliska Missions-Förbundet in Princeton, Illinois. Compiled annually, the yearbook is a record of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It contains resources based on reports from the administrative offices, the mission fields, conferences, and the educational and benevolent institutions of the denomination. It also publishes the proceedings of the annual meeting and a current list of pastors and local churches with statistical data. Originally published in Swedish, the yearbook gradually transitioned to English-only by the mid-1930s.
Frisk Collection of Our Covenant (North Park University)
Our Covenant is an annual periodical published by the Evangelical Covenant Church between 1927 and 1964. Originally published “for the purpose of bringing our young people a more intimate knowledge of our Covenant Church” (Our Covenant, 1927, p.7), this thirty-six volume illustrated series includes a wide a variety of content, including poems, essays, biographies, reports, obituaries of Covenant ministers, lists of ordinands, and statistics. Topics include Covenant missions, testimonials, conversion stories, Christian youth, theology, travel, military, war, politics, ethics, ancestry, immigration, Christmas, dedications, Swedish history, Swedish-American history, and Covenant history. Contributors include missionaries, Covenant officers and staff, Covenant ministers, and North Park University alum.
Historical Photograph Collection (North Park University)
This photograph collection presents digital images of North Park University and the Evangelical Covenant Church. The University's photographs depict North Park campus and its institutions, North Park Theological Seminary, North Park College, a Junior College prior to 1956 and University starting in 1997, and North Park Academy, which closed its doors in 1969.
North Park Catalog (North Park University)
The academic catalog of North Park University, published since 1892, includes academic calendars; descriptions of courses, societies, extracurricular activities, and campus facilities; lists of board members, faculty, students, and alumni; tuition and fees; enrollment statistics; photos; and more.
North Park Press (North Park University)
The North Park Press is the student newspaper of North Park University in Chicago. In publication since 1922, the paper is a rich resource for campus news, student perspectives, alumni news, and local business advertisements.
Phoebe (North Park University)
Phoebe is the official publication of the Covenant Women’s Auxiliary (CWA), founded in 1916 as a means to unify the efforts of women to support the work of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Begun in Chicago, chapters were quickly established across the country and over time these local groups cohered into a national organization focused on fundraising for denominational projects and institutions. Published between 1921 and 1956, Phoebe contains reports on the work and finances of CWA at the national and local level, membership lists, photographs, and short essays. It was published bilingually in Swedish and English as Febe until 1931.
Swedish-American Historical Book Collection (North Park University)
The purpose of the Swedish-American Historical Book Collection is to bring to an online user out-of-print books on the history and meaning of the Swedish presence in North America. Included are histories, biographies, memoirs, and reference works covering many aspects of the Swedish-American experience since the mid-19th century.
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly (North Park University)
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly is an academic journal published continuously since 1950 by the Swedish-American Historical Society. Full of historic illustrations and substantial articles by researchers, noted authors, and leading academics, the Swedish-American Historical Quarterly documents and interprets the Swedish-American presence in North America.
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