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Christian T. Feddersen visual materials collection: 1905, 1938, 1955-1965
Summary Information
Title: Christian T. Feddersen visual materials collection
Creator: Feddersen, Christian T.
Dates: 1905, 1938, 1955-1965
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
Photographs, 1905 and ca. 1955-1965, and film, 1938, relating to Scandinavian-American activities and organizations in Detroit, Michigan; also photos, 1905, of National Tea Company, a Danish-owned Detroit business.
Call number: 92171 UA 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was the gift of Christian T. Feddersen (donor no. 4785)

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.


Copyright is held by the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Christian T. Feddersen visual materials collection, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Christian T. Feddersen was born in Kiel, Germany on October 29, 1907. After graduating from the engineering college of Kiel in 1929, he came to Detroit in 1930 where he worked as an engineer. In addition Feddersen was active in various Scandinavian American groups and was the editor and publisher of Scandinavians in Michigan (1968).

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Feddersen collection consists of photographs and a motion picture relating to the organizations and activities of Scandinavian Americans in Michigan. The motion picture is entitled "Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, June 12, 1938." A videocassette has been made of the film.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Business enterprises -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Churches -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Business enterprises.
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- Churches.
  • Festivals.
  • Lutheran churches -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Scandinavian Americans.
  • Swedish Americans.
  • Motion pictures.
  • Photographs.
  • Videotapes.
  • Apostolic Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Augustana Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Detroit Swedish Council.
  • Ehrling, Sixten.
  • Fredericks, Marshall M., 1908-1998.
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • National Tea Company (Detroit, Mich.)
  • Norse Civic Association.
  • St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • St. Olaf's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
  • St. Peter's Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church (Detroit, Mich.)
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
Photographs [series]
Box   1  
Apri Swedish Male Chorus
Box   1  
Box   1  
Danish Brotherhood of America
Box   1  
Detroit-Swedish Council, Inc.
Box   1  
Ehrling, Sixten 1963
Box   1  
Fredericks, Marshall M.
Box   1  
Groups, identified
Box   1  
Groups, unidentified (2 folders)
Box   1  
Groups, unidentified, men
Box   1  
Groups, unidentified, women
Box   1  
Individuals, men
Box   1  
Individuals, women
Box   1  
Individuals, unidentified
Box   1  
Box   1  
National Tea Company, Detroit 1905
Box   1  
Norse Civic Association-anniversary dinners
Box   1  
Norse Civic Association-trips 1961-1965
Box   1  
Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra
Box   1  
Scenes, miscellaneous
Other visual material [series]
Box   1  
Motion picture: "Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, " June 12, 1938 (10 minute, silent, b&w, 16 mm)
Box   1  
Videocassette: "Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, " June 12, 1938 (U-matic transfer from 16mm film, 10 minute, silent, b&w, 3/4 in.)