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Sweden is (of course) the hub for Swedish folk music research. But there are several hidden treasures all around the U.S. as well.

Museums in America

American-Swedish Historical Museum: Philadelphia, PA
American-Swedish Institute: Minneapolis, MN
Nordic Heritage Museum: Seattle, WA
Swedish-American Museum Center: Chicago, IL
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center: Rock Island, IL

Museums in Sweden

Carl Michael Bellman museum: Stockholm, Sweden
Dalarnas Museum in Falun
Dansmuseét the dance museum in Stockholm
Folkmusikens Hus: Preserving the history of Swedish folk music.
Musik Museét in Stockholm
Nordiska Museét in Stockholm
Nydahl Collection: including 4 older nyckelharpas in thier collection.
Skansen, Stockholm’s outdoor folk-museum and zoo
Upplandsmuseet (the county museum of Uppland) in Uppsala
Listing of museums: some broken links, but still a good resource.

Music Archives in Sweden

Svenskt Visarkiv: the Swedish national music archives
Smålands Musikarkiv: Southern Sweden’s regional music archive
Swedish State Archive of Sound and Film: Searchable database

Other government entities

Rikskonserter: the Swedish “National Concerts”
Statens Kulturråd: the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs
Svenska Samfundet för Musikforskning: Society for Musicology
Statens Musikbibliotek: The Music Library of Sweden
Svensk Musik: the Swedish Music Information Center