Fred C. Soderboom Papers (Rockford), 1901-1957
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Brief Description: The Fred C. Soderboom Papers represent a modest portion of historical records belonging to Swedish immigrant Klas Fredrick Soderboom, dating 1901 to 1957. Legal documents, business agreements, sale receipts and personal papers such as a marriage license, mortgages and private notes are included. Exceptional records in the collection are the indispensable documents needed for settlement in the United States--a passport, leaving certificate, a baptismal form and immigration papers. Also included are 11 small work diaries, 5 family photographs and 1 amateur songbook. This collections may provide source material for research on Swedish settlers and their adaptation to a new country during the immigration process.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/033
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/05/1978.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions en access to the collection.
Subject Index
Peterson, Frida V.
Rockford (Ill.)
Soderboom, Fred C.
Swedish Americans
Swedish Americans- Illinios- Rockford
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Swedish [swe]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Gilbert Gocken  Gilbert Gocken, Lindenwood, Illinois donated the Fred C. Soderboom Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on July 5, 1978.