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Fred C. Soderboom Papers (Rockford)


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Collection Overview

Title: Fred C. Soderboom Papers (Rockford), 1901-1957

ID: RHC/RC/033

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/05/1978

Subjects: Peterson, Frida V., Rockford (Ill.), Soderboom, Fred C., Swedish Americans, Swedish Americans- Illinios- Rockford

Languages: English, Swedish

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Klas Fredrik Soderboom was born in Sweden on February 20, 1882 and came to Winnebago County in 1901 where he settled in Rockford and worked for a time as a carpenter. Mr. Soderboom was married, August 29, 1914, to Frida Victoria Peterson, also a native of Sweden. On April 5, 1927 Mr. Sodorboom became a knitter by trade and was employed by the Burson Knitting Company of Rockford, Illinois. Soderboom remained in the United States until his death in (1957?)

Subject/Index Terms

Peterson, Frida V.
Rockford (Ill.)
Soderboom, Fred C.
Swedish Americans
Swedish Americans- Illinios- Rockford

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions en access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection are held by the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: Gilbert Gocken

Acquisition Method: Gilbert Gocken, Lindenwood, Illinois donated the Fred C. Soderboom Papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on July 5, 1978.

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Folder 1-3: Work diaries (11), 1907-1954
Folder 4: Songbook
Folder 5: Photographs (5)

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