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

Collection Overview

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

ID: RHC/RC/033

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/05/1978

Languages: English [eng], Swedish [swe]

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.

Administrative Information

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.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1
Folder 1: Vital documents - immigration, baptismal papers, transcripts, 1901, 1904, 1912, 1918
Folder 2: Marriage Certificate, 1914
Folder 3: Business correspondence and personal papers, 1934-1956
Folder 4: Affidavit, 1937
Folder 5: Illinois Installment Mortgage, 1930
Folder 6: Income Tax records & returns, 1943-1953
Folder 7: Sales receipts
Folder 8: Bank statements, 1953-1957
Folder 9: Northern Illinois Mortgage Company - Promissory notes, 1930
Folder 10: Bill of Sale, 1930
Folder 11: Warranty Deed, 1939, 1947
Box 2
Folder 1-3: Work diaries (11), 1907-1954
Folder 4: Songbook
Folder 5: Photographs (5)