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The American Birkebeiner was started in 1973 by Tony Wise, a founding member of the Worldloppet federation of cross-country ski marathons. The race is held in February in Hayward, WI. Wise drew on his Norwegian heritage in starting a race named after…

Papers of a Norwegian cultural and benefit society in Chicago, consisting of records, pamphlets, and photographs. Norwegian Society Nora was organized July 18th, 1860; re-named Nora Lodge No. 1, Knights of the White Cross in 1863; and merged with the…

In this series of interviews by Odd Lovoll for his books “The Promise of America: History of the Norwegian-American People” and“The Promise Fulfilled: A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today,” Lovoll interviews Karen A. Feste regarding being a…

P0468_CivilWar.pdf
Articles, clippings, certificates, Confederate money, correspondence, pamphlets, maps, pictures, and rosters about Norwegians who participated in the Civil War. Derwood Johnson contributed information about nearly 100 Norweigan-Americans who served…

P0466_CampLittleNorway.pdf
Correspondence, pamphlets, publications, pictures, reports, minutes, albums, ledgers, journals, publicity, lectures, and clippings of a nation-wide association organized in Minneapolis in September of 1940 to raise funds to aid Norway and Norwegian…

Papers of and materials about the Danish-born clergyman, the second pastor ordained to serve Norwegian-Americans. Includes his emigration diary, letters, ministerial record books, photographs, clippings, and articles. Clausen served congregations in…

Includes: Family history titled Mine Minner by Jenny Lindland, 1985 Bunad histories and depictions collected by Rose Tofteland Johnson, including paper dolls General clippings regarding the Vikings Extensive writings, mainly poetry (notebooks,…

Family history of the decendants of Johan Olaf Sandberg and Tolline Thronsdatter Vestre Midsem.Caroline immigrated in 1884 and worked as a domestic in St. Paul. She married Christian Andersen Kjos in 1889, McIntosh, Polk County, Minnesota. Caroline…

Norman T. Olness boyhood memories. The following topics are covered/page reference: Early accounts as told by grandparents (23) Buffalo (24) Diphtheria (25,37) Cheating/swindling in real estate, livestock (24) E.A. Hjelle (25) Indians/Native…

The Song of Ole P. Gaukerud circa 1928, translation by Prof. Clarence Clausen, 1973. Twenty-three part saga of Gaukerud’s life (parts 11-18 missing). Born in Torpen, Nordland, Norway, he emigrated in 1875 and first settled in Zumbrota, Minnesota, and…
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