Title and statement of responsibility area
Swedish-Canadian research collection
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the collection.
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Dates of creation area
- Predominate 1960-1978
Physical description area
1.3 m of textual records
1 audio cassette tape
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Scope and content
The collection consists of research material created or collected by Olof Seaholm pertaining to Swedish immigration and organizations to Canada and North America. The collection mainly consists of general research material related to these themes, but there is some more specialized research into specific areas of Swedish Canadian history, such as the Scandinavian Central Committee and the International Order of Good Templars. Textual records in this collection include minute books, clippings, a constitution, correspondence, research notes, newspaper and magazine issues and clippings, books, and photographs documenting Swedish communities in British Columbia and research material about Swedish activities in North America.
The collection contains four series related to Seaholm's research. They include the Swedish Canadian research material series; Scandinavian Central Committee series; Independent Order of Good Templars series; and the Swedish Canadian Rest Home material series.
Immediate source of acquisition
The fonds was donated to Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library by Olof Seaholm in March 1979.
Upon processing the fonds in 2016, a set of white metal poles and three small wooden boards were found in one of the boxes. These items were removed from the collection.
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Language and script note
Materials in the fonds are primarily in English, with some materials in Swedish.
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Some of Seaholm's records are also housed at the City of Vancouver Archives.
Further accruals are not expected.
This collection was originally to be titled the Olof Seaholm Collection. It is unclear why this title was changed to the Swedish-Canadian Research Collection.
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Name access points
- Seaholm, Olof (Collector)
- Swedish-Canadian Rest Home Association (Subject)
- Independent Order of Good Templars (Subject)
- Scandinavian Central Committee (Subject)
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Finding aid prepared by Katie Sloan (February 2016)