The F. M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections works to preserve the history and tell the story of North Park University and the Evangelical Covenant Church by serving as the official repository for their historically significant records. We also collect records documenting the Swedish-American experience in the Chicago area. Our 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.
Covenant Archives and Historical Library
The Covenant Archives and Historical Library is the official repository of the Evangelical Covenant Church, a multiethnic denomination founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants. The collection includes administrative records, personal papers, publications, photographs, and more documenting the activities, theology, and people of the denomination.
North Park University Archives
The North Park University Archives, officially part of the Covenant Archives and Historical Library, documents the school’s growth and identity since its establishment in 1891 through administrative records, personal papers, publications, photographs, and more.
Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago
The Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago collects and makes available the rich documentary record of the Swedish-American experience in Chicago, particularly the period 1900 to 1985.