Hilmer Borggren Collection (Rockford), 1905-1977
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Brief Description: The Hilmer Borggren Collection contains a variety of materials collected by Borggren between 1932 and 1977. Borggren's role in the Scandinavian Fraternity of America, the Vasa Order of America, along with his experiences during World War II are revealed through the scrapbooks, the correspondence, programs, convention materials, songbooks, and photographs. Since Rockford comprises a large Scandinavian population, these records partially reveal the important social function of American Scandinavian organizations in northern Illinois.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/012
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/08/1981.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection
Subject Index
Borggren, Hilmer
Emigration and immigration--Societies, etc.
National Lock Company
Rockford (Ill.)
Swedish Americans
Swedish Americans- Illinios- Rockford
World War II
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Swedish [swe]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Randy Sisson  Randy Sisson donated the Hilmer Borggren Collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on August 8, 1981
Related Materials: Researchers interested in the Swedish population of Rockford also may wish to consult several other collections held by the Regional History Center: Fred C. Soderboom Papers (RC 33); International Organization of Good Templars Records (RC 66); and Rockford First Lutheran Church Records (RC 83). Collections dealing with World War II include the Westclox, Inc. Records (RC 116); W.F. and John Barnes Company Records (RC 123); and the Rockford Council of Social Agencies Records (RC 125).