Swedes in Canada

Målsättning: en omfattande historik över Canadas svenska befolkning

University of Toronto Press has confirmed April 2015 as the date of publication for my book, Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants. Details and a photo of the cover can be found at http://www.utppublishing.com/swedes-in-canada-invisible-immigrants.html. The book is not yet available, but preorders are being taken. The site will be kept updated. The research material, all 29 boxes, has been accepted by University of Manitoba Archives in Winnipeg, and will be available to researchers by September 2015.


I very strongly support Elinor Barr's plans for research about the history of the Swedes in Canada. Being myself an emigration scholar who the last fifteen years have devoted much time to the study of the Swedes in Canada, I have met Mrs. Barr's earlier research and am very impressed of it. This makes me to consider her ability to succeed with this new project being really great. - Dr. Lars Ljungmark, Docent in History, University of Göteborg. Retired, author of Svenskarna i Winnipeg, published by Emigrantinstitutets Vänner, Växjö, Sweden.

You're just the person to undertake such a project. You're an indefatigable, energetic, competent person with a vision of what can and ought to be. You're methodical, you do things right. - Irene Howard, author of Vancouver's Svenskar.

A determined and diligent historical researcher and writer ... I know Elinor will do us proud in carrying out research on the Swedish experience in Canada. - A. Ernest Epp, Professor of History, Lakehead University.

It would be wonderful with a history of the Swedes in Canada and you would be the right person to research and write it. - Anders Neumueller, editor, Swedish Press.

For years I have wondered why there has not been a book on Swedes in Canada and, learning of Elinor Barr's interest in writing such a book, decided to lend my wholehearted support to such a project. - Donald Sjoberg, National Fundraising Coordinator, Swedes in Canada project.

It pleases me very much that the documentation of the history of the Swedes involved in the development of Canada is about to be recorded. - Lennart Peterson, Grand Master, Vasa Order of America.

I was very pleased to learn about the project to record Swedish immigration to Canada. It is important not to forget the history of the Swedish community as part of the multicultural Canadian society. Having met Elinor Barr I know of her enthusiasm for the project and wish her the best of luck with this large undertaking. - Lennart Alvin, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.