Great news! What we have been waiting for has finally happened, and my book Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants is available in bookstores in Canada, the United States and Sweden! Place an order for it in your favourite bookstore if it is not already there, or ask your library to order it from University of Toronto Press. The price for a softcover copy is $35.95, and for a hard cover $80, but you may be able to find a better price on the internet. Book launches and autographings have been held in Edmonton at Audreys Books (10 September), in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Books (16 September), in Thunder Bay at the Thunder Bay Museum (26 September) and at the Scandinavian Home Society (10 October, and in Ottawa at the Officers Mess (21 October) presented by the Canadian Nordic Society and the Embassy of Sweden. Further autographings will take place in Vancouver at the Scandinavian Centre (Swedish Christmas Fair on the weekend of 21-22 November, from 11am-4pm) and a reading will be presented the following Tuesday evening. Hope to see you there!
The research material, all 29 boxes, has been accepted by University of Manitoba Archives in Winnipeg, and is now available to researchers. The collection will be online shortly.
Elinor Berglund Barr
- Researcher and Writer for current project
- Author of several published books on the History of Swedish/Canadian People.
Dr. Ernie Epp
- Co-Director of Lakehead Social History Institute in Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
- Associate Professor in the Department of History at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Donald W. Sjöberg
- National Co-ordinator for fundraising