Ole Amundson Buslett papers, 1873-1925

Title

Ole Amundson Buslett papers, 1873-1925

Identifier

P0464

Date

1873-1925

Description

Letters, notes, poems, manuscripts, reports, speeches, reviews, clippings, and biographical miscellany of a Norwegian-born author, poet, journalist, legislator, and merchant in Northland, Wisconsin. The letters received by Buslett deal with local church problems, bilingualism in the church, criticism of current Norwegian-American literature, materialism among Norwegian Americans, the Wisconsin exhibit at Norway's Eidsvoll Centennial in 1914, a State Park in Door County, Wisconsin.

The letters by Buslett are to his wife and Waldemar Ager. Among the papers are a review of O. E. Rølvaag's "Paa Glemte Veie," a copy of Wergeland's "Talsmand" (Stevens Point, 1886), a roster of small towns in the United States with Scandinavian names arranged by states, articles on woman suffrage and socialism, reports from the Wisconsin Good Roads Committee of 1909, and a bibliography of Buslett's works. The collection contains letters from significant Norwegian-American authors and journalists of the day, among them R. B. Anderson, B. Anundsen, Julius Baumann, John Benson, Sigurd Folkestad, O. S. Hervin, H. R. Holand, P. P. Iverslie, Simon Johnson, Jon Norstog, Torkel Oftelie, O. E. Rølvaag, Peer Strømme, and Johs. B. Wist. "Ole Amundsen Buslett: Norwegian-American Author" is a 1978 University of Oslo thesis (cand. filol.) by Liv Smith, 1978.

See also "Ole Amundson Buslett 1855-1924" by Lloyd Hustvedt in "Makers of an American Immigrant Legacy: Essays in Honor of Kenneth O. Bjork," NAHA, 1980.

Extent

2.8 cubic feet (8 archives boxes)

Type

Manuscripts
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Reports

Files

Citation

“Ole Amundson Buslett papers, 1873-1925,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed May 20, 2022, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/16037.