Norse-American Centennial papers, circa 1925

Title

Norse-American Centennial papers, circa 1925

Description

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, programs, clippings, pictures, pamphlets, and scrapbooks of an association incorporated in 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota, to supervise the observance of the arrival of the first group of Norwegian immigrants in America. The collection describes in detail the management of the celebration and gives data on observances in Chicago, Canada, Boston, and Brooklyn. Letters and essays reveal the loyalty of Norwegian Americans to their cultural heritage and the rivalry among area groups of Norwegians in America. The celebration was initiated by the bygdelags. The chief officials were Gisle Bothne, S. H. Holstad, J. A. Holvik, Elisa P. Farseth, and Mrs. Wm. O. Storlie. Correspondents include Juul Dieserud, Knut Gjerset, Hanna Astrup Larsen, and O. M. Norlie. The centennial received nationwide press coverage.
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Date

circa 1925

Rights

Right undetermined.

Language

English
Norwegian

Type

Manuscripts
Audiovisual materials
Newspapers
Photographs

Identifier

P0562

Files

Portrait of man playing a traditional Norwegian fiddle, St. Paul, Minnesota
Brides of the Pageant of the Northman, St. Paul, Minnesota
Norse-American Centennial celebration and exposition poster, St. Paul, Minnesota
Group portrait of the Sognalaget, St. Paul, Minnesota

Citation

“Norse-American Centennial papers, circa 1925,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed May 13, 2021, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/16.