Audio Recording Interview with Kurt Mathiasson at the Swedish-American Museum about Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, Illinois, part 1

About this Item

Title
Interview with Kurt Mathiasson at the Swedish-American Museum about Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, Illinois, part 1
Contributor Names
Lund, Jens, 1946- (Collector)
Mathias, Elizabeth (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 18, 1977
Subject Headings
-  Swedish Americans
-  Songs
-  Interviews
-  Music
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Songs
Interviews
Music
Notes
-  Mr. Kurt Mathiasson, part 1
-  Part 1 of 2-part interview with and performances by Kurt Mathiasson (residence 4852 W. Ainslie, Chicago 60630), recorded at the Swedish-American Museum, 5248 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60640; topics include Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, and Mathiasson’s own musical traditions and repertoire; Mathiasson plays accordion, guitar, and harmonium and sings; he is proprietor of the Svea Restaurant, 5236 N. Clark, in the Andersonville district, is chairman of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce and director of the Swedish-American Museum; additional topic notes: Swedish-American church services, Swedish holidays in Chicago, singing societies, Leif Ericsson Day, Swedish bands, bakeries, restaurants, and bars; discussion of Mathiasson’s background and immigration, occupations, musical background, repertoire; the performances are accompanied (alternatively) by harmonium and guitar, and include Har De som Dovan ja Vingar, Solskinnarbjarg, Tack for Alt, Nu Tanker Jag Pa Dej, Mellun Himmels Host ock Vie, Smalandsvisan, Soldatarvisan, Soldatans Kona, Varmlandsvisan, and Elvira Madigan (truncated by end of tape).
Medium
audiocassette, C-90
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20600c
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0651
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T077-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Lund, Jens, and Elizabeth Mathias. Interview with Kurt Mathiasson at the Swedish-American Museum about Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20600a/.

APA citation style:

Lund, J. & Mathias, E. (1977) Interview with Kurt Mathiasson at the Swedish-American Museum about Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20600a/.

MLA citation style:

Lund, Jens, and Elizabeth Mathias. Interview with Kurt Mathiasson at the Swedish-American Museum about Swedish traditions and music in Chicago, Illinois, part 1. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20600a/>.