October 29, 2022

Carl Wilhelm Olson, 1905-1996 [RG5230.AM]


RG5230.AM:  Carl Wilhelm Olson, 1905-1996

Papers:  1988

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb.:  Businessman

Size:  2 items


This collection consists of a transcription of an interview with Carl W. Olson. It was conducted in March of 1988 by Lennart Setterdahl for the American Friends of the Emigrant Institute of Sweden, Inc. Also included is the program from the banquet at which Olson received a Nebraska Swedish Heritage Award, April 13, 1988. The interview provides information about Mr. Olson, the Olson Family, the growth of the Olson Construction Company, the history of Lincoln’s built environment, activities of the Swedish people living in Nebraska and many other topics as well.

Note: For additional information about and interviews with people of Swedish descent in Nebraska, see the Norden Club Project [RG2030].



Building — Nebraska

Building — Nebraska — Lincoln

Construction industry

Immigrants — Nebraska

Lincoln (Neb.) — History

Olson, Carl Wilhelm, 1905-1996

Olson, Charles, 1859-1945

Olson Construction Company (Lincoln, Neb.)

Olson family

Setterdahl, Lennart

Swedish Americans — Nebraska

Swedish Cultural Committee (Neb.)


KFK   12-19-2000

11-03-2009   Revised TMM/tmm

03-02-2015   Revised TMM/tmm

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