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Library Archives

Welcome to the F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections are located in the lower level of Brandel Library. Researchers will find records of historical value and significance regarding North Park University, the Evangelical Covenant Church, and Swedish Americans in the Chicago area. Use this site to learn more about our collections, our visiting and research policies, and our online resources. The mission is to provide access to the collections, to ensure they remain available in the years to come, and to support the mission and vision of the institutions whose records we oversee.

New Resources

A Guide to Archives for Local Covenant Churches and A Guide to Collecting Oral History for Local Covenant Churches

North Park University Archives

Wallgren Library in Wintertime, c. 1960's The North Park University archives and special collections maintains manuscript, book, photograph, and audio/visual materials documenting the history of the institution.
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Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago

Linnea Aid Society food drive Since 1968 the SAAGC has made available the rich documentary record of the Swedish-American experience in Chicago. Manuscript collections, periodicals, books, and photographs.  (Read More)

Evangelical Covenant Church Archives

Covenant President Milton Engebretson Standing Outside Covenant Headquarters, 1970 Explore the pages about the collections of the Covenant Archives and Historical Library. Researchers will find rich resources documenting the church's history starting in 1885. (Read More)

Digital Collections

Editor of the Swedish Socialist Newspaper, 1912 Access our online digital collections. (Read More)