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Swedes In America

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Description Actress Ingrid Bergman gives an overview of the history of Swedes and Swedish culture in the U.S., presented as a reply to letters from her countrymen asking the question "why do Swedes get along so well in America?" A visit to the American Swedish Museum in Philadelphia occasions discussion of Swedes in the colonial era and prominent Swedes in the 19th century. Bergman travels to Minneapolis, "the center of Swedish culture," and tours Linstrom, Minnesota. Carl Sandburg is featured briefly before an overview of the Cooperative movement, started by Swedish Americans and widely adopted in agriculture and government.
Creator United States Office of Education
Federal Security Agency
United States Office of War Information, Overseas Branch
United Films
Contributor Ingrid Bergman
Carl Sandburg
Date Issued 1945
Spatial Coverage New York, NY, U.S.
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
Minneapolis, MN, U.S.
Lindstrom, MN, U.S.
Series Title The American Scene
Duration 00:17:47
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.