Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom was born January 15, 1866, in Trönö, Sweden. He was educated at the University of Uppsala and while a student attended an American Christian Student Federation meeting in Northfield, Massachusetts, in 1890. He was ordained as a minister of the Church of Sweden in 1893 and served as pastor of the Swedish church in Paris and as seaman’s pastor at Calais and Dunkerque from 1894 to 1901. While he was in France he received the degree of doctor of Theology from the University of Paris. He became a professor of theology at Uppsala University in 1901 and from 1912 to 1914 he taught history of religion at the University of Leipzig. He was named primate of the Church of Sweden as Archbishop of Uppsala in 1914. As Archbishop he actively promoted world peace and ecumenism both in Europe and the United States. One result was the Christian Conference on Life and Work which met in Stockholm in August, 1925. In 1930 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He died on July 12, 1931.Description:
This series consists of correspondence, newspaper articles, programs and memorabilia primarily related to the Archbishop’s trip to America in 1923. There are also obituaries and articles that were published at the time of his death in 1931.