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Letters and a poem, "Solnedgang," written by an emigrant who had come to Marinette, Wisconsin, in 1901.

Correspondence, autobiography, and a credit record from Klaebo seminarium of a Norwegian-born Lutheran clergyman of St. James (1873-1879) and Windom (1879-1902), Minnesota. The letters, written by Michael Borge, W. J. L. Frich, U. V. Koren, B. J.…

A pictorial record of a remarkable woman athlete, the daughter of Norwegian-born parents. A biographical sketch is included in the file, with details of her many athletic achievements.

The Men from Telemark, the story of Rolleiv Svendseid and his family, who migrated in 1867 from Telemark, Norway, settling first in Fillmore County, Minnesota, and then in 1883 at Nelson, North Dakota. Among the topics treated are politics, church,…

A collection of materials used by a descendent of a "Slooper" family in compiling the book "The Sloopers: Their Ancestry and Posterity," 1961. Rosdail, a teacher from Elmhurst, Illinois, was listed in the Guinness Book of Records for his world…

Clippings, correspondence, and diaries of a Norwegian-born riverboat captain who held master pilot licenses on the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers. His story is more fully told in "Americans from Norway" (1950), by Leola Nelson…

"The Significance of the St. Olaf Lutheran Choir in American Choral Music," a Master of Arts degree thesis at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. The study includes chapters on the history of the choir, a biography of F. Melius…

Article dealing with the culture of the Norwegian immigrant and the hardships of the emigration journey. Typescript, pp. 23-38; apparently part of a longer work, since it begins in the middle of a sentence. Very general, no documentation.

Historical sketch of pioneer life in Moore Township, Ransom County, North Dakota, by a native of the area.

Oral history summaries: A guide to the collection published by the Midwest China Center, St. Paul, Minnesota. Collection includes abstracts by former St. Olaf faculty who were children of Lutheran missionaries to China.
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