Some Recent Publications relating
To Norwegian-American History
By Jacob Hodnefield
ANDERSSON, INGVAR. Kring Kensingtonstenen. Nordisk tidskrift
før vetenskap, konst och industri, 26:133 (1950).
BERGMANN, LEOLA NELSON. Americans from Norway. Philadelphia,
1950. 324 p.
Reviewed in Minnesota History, 32:51 (March, 1951).
BILDEN, LENORE. Bildenslekten i Amerika. Brua, vol. 25, no.
85,p. 14-18 (1951).
A Bilden genealogy.
BJORK, KENNETH. Hvistendahi's Mission to San Francisco, 1870-75.
Norwegian-American Studies and Records, 16:1-63 (1950).
CARLSON, LAWRENCE 0. Something New in Wisconsin. American-Scandinavian
Review, 38:234-239 (September, 1950).
Scandinavian area studies at the University of Wisconsin.
CHICAGO NORSKE KLUB. Chicago Norske Klub, 1890-1950. Chicago,
Illinois, 1950. 69 p.
The Norwegian Club of Chicago presents this history of its
CLAUSEN, C. A. Life in the Klondike and Alaska Gold Fields;
Letters Translated and Edited by C. A. Clausen. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 16:120-160 (1950).
DIESON-HEGLAND, GEORGINA. As It Was in the Beginning. Northfield,
Minnesota, 1950. 163 p.
St. Olaf College in early days.
DROTNING, PHIL. Norway in Wisconsin. American-Scandinavian
Review, 38:149--154 (June, 1950).
Reprinted with special permission of the Saturday Evening
Post, where it appeared, 217:26 (May 12, 1945) as "Valley
of the Elves." The location is Dane County.
EIDEM, PAUL LORCK. En annen verden, gyldne Florida. Oslo,
1950. 224 p.
Travel and description.
EIDSÆTHER, I. Norwegian Students in the United States;
a Helen Atwater Fellow Reports on Her Year in U. S. Journal
of Home Economics, 42:817 (December, 1950).
FEDDE, B. A. Trinity through the Years; an Outline History
of Trinity Lutheran Church on the Occasion of Its Sixtieth
Anniversary, 1890-1950. Brooklyn, 1950. 56 p.
FINDAHL, THEODOR. Moskva og New York tyve år etter.
Oslo, 1949. 127 p.
Moscow and New York after an interval of twenty years.
GANDRUD, EBENHARD S. Seventy-fifth Anniversary, 1947; History
of Richwood Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richwood Township,
Becker County, Minnesota. n. p., 1947. 30 p.
HAGEN, S. N. The Kensington Runic Inscription. Speculum, a
Journal of Medieval Studies, 25:321-356 (July, 1950).
This author believes the inscription to be genuine.
HANSON, HJALMAR F. Dedication Services, Granite Falls Lutheran
Church, Granite Falls, Minnesota, May 25, 26, 27, 1951. Granite
Falls, Minnesota, 1951. 16 p.
Historical information is included.
HAUGEN, EINAR. The Analysis of Linguistic Borrowing. Language,
26:210-231 (April-June, 1950).
American "Norsk" is included in this study.
---------- From Army Camp to Classroom; the Story of an Elementary
Language Text. Scandinavian Studies, 23:138-151 (August, 1951).
---------- Wisconsin Pioneers in Scandinavian Studies, Anderson
and Olson, 1875-1931. Wisconsin Magazine of History, 34:28-
39 (Autumn, 1950).
Professors of Scandinavian languages and literatures at the
University of Wisconsin during the period mentioned were Rasmus
B. Anderson and Julius E. Olson.
HEADLAND, HELEN. Ole Bull, Norwegian Minstrel. Rock Island,
Illinois, 1949. 154 p.
HODNEFIELD, JACOB, comp. Some Recent Publications relating
to Norwegian-American History, XII. Norwegian-American Studies
and Records, 16:190-200 (1950).
HOLAND, HJALMAR R. Kensingtonsteinens mangfoldighet. Nor disk
tidskrift før vetenskap, konst och industri, 26:121-129
---------- The Origin of the Kensington Inscription. Scandinavian
Studies, 23:23-30 (February, 1951).
HOVDE, BRYN J. Scandinavia in a Divided World; Institute on
the Marshall Plan, the North Atlantic Pact, and Related Problems
as They Affect Particularly the Scandinavian Countries, January
9, 10, 11, and 12, 1950. Bryn J. Hovde and others. Under the
auspices of the University of Minnesota's program in Scandinavian
area studies. Minneapolis, 1950. 64 p.
HUNT, MORTON M. Secret of the Vanished Explorer. Saturday
Evening Post, 223:40 (June 9, 1951).
Reprinted in abbreviated form as "Saga of Leif the Lucky and
Mr. Pohl," in Reader's Digest, 59:10-14 (September, 1951).
IVERSON, O. B. From the Prairie to Puget Sound, by O. B. Iverson,
Edited by Sverre Arestad. Norwegian-American Studies and Records,
KILDAL, ARNE. Utflytterfolkets poesi. Samtiden, 60:397-410
The poetry of the emigrants.
KJELDSTADLI, SVERRE. Scandinavian Department, University of
Wisconsin, 75 år. Samtiden, 60:215-222 (1951).
KLEVEN, O. M. Dedication Program, Viroqua Lutheran Church.
Viroqua, Wisconsin, 1950. 24 p.
A history of the congregation is included.
KNIGHT, CLAYTON. Hitch Your Wagon; the Story of Bernt Batchen,
by Clayton Knight and Robert C. Durham. Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania,
1950. 332 p.
LINDBÆK, LISE. F. N. Inntryk og oplevelser fra Lake
Success og Paris. Oslo, 1949. 191 p.
United Nations; impressions and experiences at Lake Success
LINDGREN, RAYMOND E. "A Divided World" in Minnesota. American-Scandinavian
Review, 38:227-233 (September, 1950).
Scandinavian area studies at the University of Minnesota.
LOCKREM, ANDREW K. The Lockrem Family. Blue Earth, Minnesota,
1950. 61 p.
LØKEN, ROLF. 125 år; korte trekk av norsk utvandring
i nyere tid. Nordmanns-forbundet, 43:117 (June, 1950).
Norwegian emigration during the last hundred and twenty-five
LOKKE, CARL L. From the Klondike to the Kougarok. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 16:161-189 (1950).
LUNDBERG, OLOF. A Chair for California. American-Scandinavian
Review, 38:221-226 (September, 1950).
The establishment of a department of Scandinavian languages
and literatures at the University of California, Berkeley.
MAYER, GEORGE H. The Political Career of Floyd B. Olson. Minneapolis,
1951. 329 p.
A biography of Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson, former governor
MONSON, CHRISTIE. The Thor Hermanson Family. Petersburg, North
Dakota, 1950. 33 p.
NELSON, PEDER H. Mork-Opsahlslekten i Amerika. Hallingen,
155:8-14 (June, 1951).
A Mork-Opsahl genealogy.
NERSTRAND WOMEN'S CLUB, corn p. History of the Nerstrand Community.
Nerstrand, Minnesota, [1950?]. 58 p.
NIELSEN, WALDEMAR. The History of Chicago Norwegian Technical
Society. Norwegian American Technical Journal, 18:9- 25 (May,
NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, vol. 16. Northfield, 1950. 218 p.
The contents of this volume are as follows: Hvistendahl's
Mission to San Francisco, 1870-75, by Kenneth Bjork; Oregon
and Washington Territory in the 1870's, as Seen through the
Eyes of a Pioneer Pastor, by Nora O. Solum; From the Prairie
to Puget Sound, by O. B. Iverson, edited by Sverre Arestad;
Life in the Klondike and Alaska Gold Fields, letters translated
and edited by C. A. Clausen; From the Klondike to the Kougarok,
by Carl L. Lokke; Some Recent Publications relating to Norwegian-American
History, XII, compiled by Jacob Hodnefleld.
NORWEGIAN ENGINEERS' SOCIETY OF NEW YORK, INC. Norwegian Engineers'
Society of New York Silver Anniversary Dinner, January 28,
1950. New York, 1950. 59 p.
Included is material on the history of the society.
ØKSNEVAD, REIDAR. U. S. A. in Norwegian Literature.
Oslo, 1950. 96 p.
PAULSON, ARNE. Nybyggerlivets gjænvordigheter. Hallingen,
154:13-18; 155:15-21; 156:19-21 (March, June, September, 1951).
The tribulations of pioneer life.
PETERSEN, CARL S. Wimmer og Kensingtonstenen. Nordisk tidskrift
før vetenskap, konst och industri, 26:130 (1950).
RAAEN, AAGOT. Dagny Bernice Berg og Moberg-Berg slekten. Hallingen,
151:17-26 (June, 1950).
---------- Grass of the Earth; Immigrant Life in the Dakota
Country. Northfield, Minnesota, 1950. 238 p.
Reviewed in Minnesota History, 35:52 (March, 1951).
---------- Gro Viken Mork. Hallingen, 152:14-19 (September,
Gro Viken Mork (1844-1887) immigrated in 1864.
RANDALL, HARRY. Rundt på jorden i åtti år.
Oslo, 1946. 207 p.
Eighty years round about the world; the autobiography of a
RASMUSSEN, WALTER E. A History of Five Related Families of
St. Croix County: Jacobson, Rasmussen, Nelson, Brandt, Christopherson.
Baldwin, Wisconsin, 1950. 68 p.
RØNNING, NILS N. Bethesda Children's Home, Beresford,
South Dakota, Fiftieth Anniversary, 1896-1946. n. p., 1946.
---------- Eightieth Anniversary of Solør Church, 1870-1950,
Webster, Rice County, Minnesota. n. p., 1950. 16 p.
---------- Fiftieth Anniversary of the Lutheran Deaconess
Home and Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, 1897-1947. Chicago,
1947. 46 p.
RYGG, A. N. Avisens historie. Nordisk tidende, May 10, 1951,
p. 1, 60.
Sixty years of Nordisk tidende, Brooklyn.
SCOTT, FRANKLIN D. The United States and Scandinavia. Cambridge,
Massachusetts, 1950. 359 p.
Reviewed in Minnesota History, 32:51 (March, 1951).
SELVIG, CONRAD G. Tale of Two Valleys; an Autobiography. Los
Angeles, 1951. 144 p.
The two valleys are those of the Root River and the Red River
of the North. Mr. Selvig was head of the Northwest School
of Agriculture at Crookston, Minnesota, and a member of Congress.
SEMMINGSEN, INGRID. Veien mot vest; and en del: Utvandringen
fra Norge, 1865-1915. Oslo, 1950. 590 p.
Reviewed in Minnesota History, 32:177-179 (September, 1951).
The first volume, published in 1941, covering the period 1825-65,
was noted in Studies and Records, 14: 241, the two volumes
completing a study of emigration from Norway, 1825-1915.
SLINDE, LEIV. Knute Nelson fra fattiggutt til verdenskjent
statsmann. Oslo, 1950. 16 p.
A short sketch of Knute Nelson for school use.
SOLUM, NORA O. Oregon and Washington Territory in the 1870's
as Seen through the Eyes of a Pioneer Pastor. Norwegian American
Studies and Records, 16:64-90 (1950).
SVENDSEN, GRO. Frontier Mother: The Letters of Gro Svendsen.
Translated and edited by Pauline Farseth and Theodore C. Blegen.
Northfield, 1950. 153 p.
THALBITZER, WILLIAM. Two Runic Stones, from Greenland and
Minnesota. (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection, vol. 116,
no. 3.) Washington, D. C., 1951. 71 p.
UELAND, BRENDA. The Uelands. American-Scandinavian Re view,
38:342-348 (December, 1950).
Prominent in the Ueland family were the Norwegian Ole Gabriel
Ueland (1799-1870) and the Norwegian-American Judge Andreas
VEE, STEINAR. Utvandringen fra Flaa i pionertiden. Hailingen,
156:11-16 (September, 1951).
Emigration from Flaa, Norway, in the pioneer period.
WOGEN, N. L. Kanawha Lutheran Church, Kanawha, Iowa, Fiftieth
Anniversary, April 15, 1951. Kanawha, Iowa, 1951. 12 p.
A history of the church is included.
XAN, ERNA OLESON. Wisconsin My Home; as Told by Her Mother,
Thurine Oleson. Madison, Wisconsin, 1950. 232 p.
Reviewed in Minnesota History, 32:54 (March, 1951).
An American-Scandinavian bibliography for 1950 appeared in
Scandinavian Studies, 23:73-96 (May, 1951).
Two genealogical charts, Slekten Hoist, by D. Krohn Holm,
and Slekten Randers i Norge, both published in Oslo, 1948,
have been received by the Minnesota Historical Society.A special
issue of Nordisk tidende, of Brooklyn, New York, for May 10,
1951, with the heading, "60 år, 1891-1951," reviewed
the paper's history for the past sixty years. There were many
articles in the field of Norwegian-American history, including
the Norwegian settlement in Brooklyn, the press, religion,
research and education, shipping, fishing, sport, Norwegian
engineers in the United States, and other subjects. See earlier
item under Rygg.
Recent books of fiction dealing with Norwegian-American subjects
include: Door of the North, a Saga of Fourteenth Century America,
by Elizabeth Coatsworth (Philadelphia, 1950); Barna fra Wisconsin,
by George Victor Martin, translated by Randi Brun Mannsåker
(Oslo, 1947); Challenge, a Saga of the North west, by Olga
Overn (St. Louis, 1949); Gopher Tails for Papa, by Erling
Nicolai Rolfsrud (Minneapolis, 1951).
The scene of Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki lies outside the United
States; but plans were made at the Explorers Club on West
Twenty-second Street, American money helped float the balsa
logs, and the expedition wound up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.