Austin History Center

Texas Swedish Pioneers Association Records

An Inventory to the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Texas Swedish Pioneers Association
Title: Texas Swedish Pioneers Association Records
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1967
Identification: AR.B.007
Quantity: 1.25 linear feet (1 box and 2 scrapbooks)
Language: The records are in English and Swedish.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Administrative History

The Texas Swedish Pioneers Association (TSPA) is an organization that celebrates and documents Swedish immigration to Texas. One of its primary activities is sponsoring an annual reunion of Swedish Texans. It held its first reunion in 1917 on the 50th anniversary of the first 100 immigrants from Barkeryd, Sweden to Texas. They also maintain a website called Swedes in Texas at

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of 2 scrapbooks. One scrapbook was a gift from the Swedish community of Solberga for the 1963 reunion. The other scrapbook consists of photographs of the Nassjo, Sweden area.

The remainder of the collection consists of programs and gifts from various TSPA reunions.


Collection is arranged by material type.


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Some photographs may be subject to copyright from various, unknown copyright holders.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Texas Swedish Pioneers Association

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Swedish Pioneers Association Records (AR.B.007). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1963/066

Donation Dates: 1978, 1979

Detailed Description of the Collection


Box Folder
1 Silver plate with etching of the Lund Cathedral
1 Reunion Flyer, 1952-06-22
2 Program and acknowledgements, 1963
3 Program and acknowledgements, 1967


Oversized Volumes Nassjo, Sweden, photo album,
Solberga, Sweden, community scrapbook, 1963


Location BoxItem
Artifacts 6/1 Box w/cylinder w/scroll, "Budkavle", 1963