One of my activities at AFU is arranging the thousands of organizational documents and files from the Swedish UFO movement: annual reports, protocols, correspondence, historical records, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material etc. Since 1970 there has been some 130 local groups belonging to the national organization UFO-Sweden. The files of the local groups are now placed in separate binders and arranged according from what city the operated. This is primary source documents of great value to historians, journalists and ufologists who wish to study the sociological aspect of ufology.
Files and historical records from local UFO-Sweden groups
When I study the historical files and records of the various local UFO groups in Sweden I am often amazed at the large amount of social activities these groups arranged. A good example is Enköpings UFO-förening (Enköping UFO Society), active between 1976-2010. For many years they organized study circles, auctions, festivities, visits to interesting places and other local groups and most impressive, open house at the club house every Wednesday for more than thirty years.
Arnold Idebring, chairman of Enköpings UFO-förening 1980-1998
Part of the UFO-Sweden gang at the annual conference in May 2010
Happy smiles at dinner after the annual conference in May 2012, Pia Hellertz and Gunnar Karlsson
Clas Svahn and Linda Friman
Clas Svahn and Tobias Lindgren at the annual UFO-Sweden conference 2010