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Matthew Lindfors fonds
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Matthew Lindfors fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1330
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1971

The fonds consists of material related to Matthew Lindfors’ advocacy, promotion, and research into the culture and history of the Swedish diaspora in Canada, particularly in BC. The materials are sorted into three series: Swedish-Canadian Culture and History; Press Publications and Correspondence; and Sofia Girls’ Tour. Contents include typescripts of interviews and radio broadcasts about Swedish-Canadian history in Canada (broadcasts were produced for the CBC), newspaper clippings about Swedes in Canada and abroad, correspondence with Swedish-Canadians and various groups supporting Swedish cultural activities in Canada (including Swedish-language film screenings in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan), and promotional and administrative records related to the 1956-1957 Canadian tour of the Sofia Girls’ Rhythmic Gymnastics Team, which Lindfors helped to organize. The fonds also contains nearly 200 photographs of Swedes, Swedish-Canadians, and the Sofia Girls’ Team.

Lindfors, Matthew Matson

Press Publications and Correspondence

Series consists of records related to news articles and news radio transcripts, many written or produced by Matthew Lindfors or related to Swedes in Canada. Records are primarily newspaper clippings and correspondence with Matthew Lindfors from friends, government and cultural groups in Canada and the USA, and individuals concerning the history of Swedish migration in North America. Also included are articles and research for articles for the Swedish Press, correspondence about subscriptions to the Swedish Press, lists of addresses of Swedish Press subscribers, and transcripts of CBC radio broadcasts. Lindfors worked for the Swedish Press for several years and wrote and produced several broadcasts on Swedish Canadian history for the CBC. Subjects of clippings include Swedish industrialist Wenner-Gren, several trips Matthew Lindfors took to Sweden, and stories about Swedes in Canada and the USA.

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