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  • One of many rare books in the Wallenberg Library and Archives

The Wallenberg Library

The Wallenberg Library collection is older than the ASI, with volumes collected by founder Swan Turnblad and his family during the early 20th century. The many volumes donated throughout the decades now total more than 17,000, with books available for public use and scholarly research. The library is non-circulating and all materials must be used in the Library Reading Room.

ASI's Library Catalog Is Now Online

Library books cover the following subjects:

  • Sweden and its provinces and cities
  • Swedish life in America
  • Swedish and Swedish-American history
  • Biographies of Swedes and Swedish-Americans
  • Swedish arts and crafts
  • Swedish sheet music and songbooks
  • Swedish cooking and food
  • Swedish children's books
  • Swedish literature
  • Swedish-American church histories