Swedish Room Committee

Committee History 

The Swedish Room was conceived in the 1920’s by sociologist Ruth Crawford Mitchell as a means of linking the university with the immigrant culture of the steel working families. The Swedish Room combines the bright was atmosphere of a country cottage with cheerful murals painted in the style of an 18th century artist.  The room was dedicated July 8, 1938.

For more information on the history of the room and committee, please visit: Guide to the Nationality Rooms Program Office Files, Initial Deposit, 1926-1959 UA.40.01 | Documenting Pitt