The American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Founded in 1926, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years.
The archival collections of the American Swedish Historical Museum are comprised of materials relating to Swedish and Swedish-American culture and history. These materials include papers of prominent individuals, such as Jenny Lind and John Ericsson, as well as of community organizations. The archival collections comprise 79 linear feet of materials and span from 1702 to 1994.