by Charlotte Jacobson (Volume
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De Haarde Aar i Vesten, the recollections of an emigrant who
came to the United States in 1909, but after a few years of
wandering in the West returned to his home in Norway. The
material was originally published in Anadalsnes Avis.
BERGMANN, LEOLA NELSON
An issue of the State Historical Society of Iowa Palimpsest,
March, 1956, entitled "Scandinavian Settlement in Iowa."
Mrs. Bergmann is the author of Americans from Norway (New
York, 1950) and Music Master of the Middle West (Minneapolis,
BERVEN, JACOB AMUNDSON
An account of an emigrant journey in 1872 from Bergen to Lee
county, Illinois, and clippings of memorial tributes to friends.
Part of his written work is compiled in Reisebreve og digte
(Radcliffe, Iowa, 1916).
BONDEUNGDOMSLAGET OF NEW YORK
Papers of a society organized in Brooklyn in 1925. In 1930
the group built a cabin at Lake Telemark, Rockaway, New Jersey,
to serve as a social center and a vacation place. Their folk
dancers became a popular entertainment group in the area.
Papers of an emigrant from the Lofoten Islands who came to
Chicago in 1864. He enlisted in the Navy and served on a 
Mississippi River gunboat during the Civil War. After sailing
on the Great Lakes for three years he came to Granite Falls,
Minnesota, in 1872, where he held various offices. In 1897
he was appointed to a consular post in Christiania, Norway,
in which capacity he served until his death.
CHICAGO HISTORY COMMITTEE OF THE NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL
Papers presented at a 1982 symposium, "Norwegians in
Chicago: Their History," which was designed to present
an overview of the colony in what was at one time the Norwegian
capital of America. Topics presented were medical care; the
landscape artist, Jens Jensen; Norwegian artists; the Danish
editor and poet, Anton Kvist; Knut Hamsun; the artist and
feminist, Aasta Hansteen; the sculptor, Kristian Schneider;
Kristofer Janson's novel Sara; and a general history.
Several papers covering the history of the Seventh-Day Adventist
Church among Danish and Norwegian immigrants.
The translated diary of an Iowa farmer who came from Vang,
Valdres, in 1850, to Winneshiek county, Iowa.
Clippings from Norwegian newspapers about a Kasson, Minnesota,
farmer and writer who came to the United States in 1920. The
clippings cover his visit to Norway in August, 1979.
Papers of an artist from Voss who came to Chicago in 1923.
In 1933 he returned to Norway and was in charge of Vossevangen
Steinhoggeri. His sculptures include a war memorial in Bømoen,
a memorial to Lars Osa in Ulvik cemetery, and an altarpiece
in the Mjølfjell mountain chapel. He returned to Chicago
in 1954, where, in addition to his work as sculptor and wood-carver,
he was active in Norwegian cultural circles.
Papers of a Norwegian-American journalist, much of whose work
appeared in a Norwegian women's magazine Urd. Also included
are articles by her husband, Harald Graft, a physician in
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and drawings by her daughter, Gerda,
an artist in Oslo. 
HAFSTAD, LAWRENCE RANDOLPH
Papers of a Norwegian-American physicist who was a research
scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1928-1941.
During World War II he was part of a scientific team at the
Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University,
which developed the proximity fuse for use in anti-aircraft
weaponry. This development was hailed as a significant improvement
in ordnance for the Army and the Navy. For his part in the
achievement Hafstad was awarded the Medal of Merit of the
United States Navy and the King's Medal in Defense of Freedom
of the British Government in 1946.
Memoirs of a Norwegian American covering farm and village
life in the Halloway, Minnesota, area from the 1890s to 1908.
Hagen was later on the staff of the National City Bank of
New York and spent part of his career in Latin America.
Papers of a Norwegian-born musician who, during his 48-year
career in Chicago, was conductor of many choral groups there.
On several occasions he was chief conductor of the Norwegian
Singers' Association and of the American Union of Swedish
HANSON, JOHN F.
An autobiographical sketch of an immigrant from Stavanger
whose life was largely spent in Quaker ministry. Also in-eluded
is a diary kept by his daughter, Estella Hanson Watland, which
adds to her father's story and gives a graphic description
of her childhood, youth, and early married life.
An early labor contract, newspaper clippings, and other data
regarding Norwegian immigration to Hawaii in 1881. Some of
the material was Collected for the centennial celebration
of this event.
Om Amerika, a book by the Norwegian journalist who came to
the United States in 1867 and whose writings influenced a
great number of Norwegians to come to the Red River Valley.
Also included is a paper by Tor Henning Ormseth about Paul
JACOBSON, J. RODE
Miscellaneous papers of a composer, teacher, and organist
who came to Chicago in 1898 and was influential in the musical
life of the city.
JEVNE and ALMINI, CHICAGO
Information about a decorating firm in Chicago whose publication
Chicago Illustrated has been called "the best source
for the physical appearance of the city that the Great Fire
JORGENSON, OLOF MEYER
Papers of a Baptist minister who came in 1903 from Fiskenes
on the island of Andøy. After his ordination in 1911
he served parishes of the Norwegian Baptist Conference in
Minnesota, North Dakota, and Washington.
LARSON, JULIUS ANSGAR
Autobiography and other papers of a Norwegian-born forester
who received a master's degree in forestry from Yale University
in 1910. After working with the United States Forest Service
he joined the faculty of the forestry department at Iowa State
University, Ames, Iowa, in 1924.
An unpublished manuscript "The Quiet Conquest,"
by a native of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, describing frontier
life in central North Dakota as she remembered it fifty years
later. Two chapters of the manuscript have been published
in Norwegian-American Studies: "Early Years in Dakota,"
in volume 21, and "Our Bread and Meat," in volume
LUNDE, JOHAN P.
Diaries and other papers of an immigrant who came to Chicago
in 1880. They reveal the introspective nature of a devout
Quaker struggling with problems related to education, military
service, and employment in Norway and in the United States.
LUNDE, THEODORE H.
Papers of an emigrant from Hamar who established the American
Industrial Company for the manufacture of piano hardware.
Because of his refusal to make war materials during World
War I, he lost his factory. A son, Erling N. Lunde, was court-martialed
for being a conscientious objector in 1918. A pamphlet covering
his defense is included. 
Memoirs, poems, humorous anecdotes, and biographical data
of a Norwegian-American editor and poet who lived at Cando,
NELSON, THEODORE G.
"Scrapbook Memories," covering the experiences of
a political activitist in North Dakota, who was secretary
of the Independent Voters' Association. Later, when he lived
in Oregon, he was active in cooperative marketing, real estate,
and retirement home movements.
Data concerning an evangelist of the Methodist Church, who
before her conversion had been a leading actress for twenty-five
years in the theaters of Bergen and Trondheim. She traveled
widely in the United States, visiting some 300 cities, and
received a great deal of acclaim as a powerful preacher.
NINETY-NINTH INFANTRY BATTALION, UNITED STATES ARMY
A newsletter of the Viking Battalion, which was composed of
"men of Norwegian extraction, Norwegian nationals, and
Americanized Norwegians," organized for particular missions
during World War II.
Promotional booklets written in Norwegian by railways and
immigration bureaus, designed to give favorable and practical
information for immigrants into Wisconsin, Minnesota, and
NORWEGIAN IMMIGRATION SESQUICENTENNIAL
Papers of the six different commissions organized to arrange
for the celebration in 1975 of the 150th anniversary of the
arrival of the ship Restauration in New York. Major publications
of the commissions are in the St. Olaf College Library.
Diaries of a Norwegian-born riverboat captain who held master
pilot licenses on the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers.
RACHIE, AMANDA LIEN
An account written by the granddaughter of Nils Gunnarson
 Lien, who emigrated from Vang, Valdres, in 1852 and
came to Goodhue county, Minnesota, in 1857.
A pamphlet about the making of violins by a Chicago craftsman
who won recognition at the Paris Exposition, 1900, and at
the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893, for the violins
he had made.
REINERTSEN, PEDER INGBART REINERT
Autobiographical account of an immigrant from Sandviken, near
Bergen, in 1875, who was educated in the schools of the Norwegian
Augustana Synod. Among the parishes he served was Elk Point,
South Dakota, from which he recommended Ole Rølvaag
for admission to St. Olaf College.
ROSDAIL, J. HART
A collection of the papers used in compiling The Sloopers;
Their Ancestry and Posterity. Rosdail was a descendant of
a "Slooper" family.
ROSENDAHL, PETER JULIUS
Bound copies of the first and second compilations of "Han
Ola og han Per," the only continuing Norwegian cartoon
published in America.
SATRANG (SAETRANG), ANTON OLSEN
Scrapbooks, albums, and unidentified photographs which belonged
to an immigrant from Satrang, Haug parish, Ringerike, Norway,
who came to Chicago in 1892. He was active in Normennenes
Singing Society and was national treasurer of the Norwegian
Translation of Julie Ingeröd, Et aar i Utah, eller mormonismens
hemmeligheder, which was originally published in Chicago in
"The Poems of Olaf Stageberg," compiled by his son
Roll Stageberg with translations by Clarence
Clausen and Rosanna Gutterud Johnsrud. Stageberg taught at
Jewell Lutheran College, Waldorf College, and Red Wing Seminary.
STAGEBERG, SUSIE WILLIAMSON
Papers of the daughter of Norwegian immigrants who was active
in education, politics, and journalism in Iowa and [317 Minnesota.
Among the papers is a diary kept when she was a "validated
member of the press at the Congress for Disarmament and International
Cooperation in Stockholm, July, 1958." She was influential
in the Farmer-Labor party in Minnesota and ran for office
on that ticket; in 1950 she ran for lieutenant governor on
the Minnesota Progressive party ticket.
STRAND, THEODOR ELLINGSON
"The Norwegian Fox Lake Settlement," the memoirs
of a Rice county, Minnesota, pioneer about the church life
in the community and the building of the church.
"Dagbog over Atlanterhav" kept by a passenger on
the ship Thingvalla during the journey of July 27 to August
14, 1882. Included is a translation by Serena Bjornstad.
"Trekk ved Utvandringa fra Ringsaker 1839-95," an
academic thesis for the University of Oslo. The thesis deals
with conditions in Ringsaker which created and encouraged
TOLLEFSRUDE, HANS C.
Diary of a journey to California from Rock county, Wisconsin,
via New York and Panama, in search of gold, ending with disillusionment.
Papers concerning a prominent family who were descendants
of Osul Torrison, pioneer merchant and ship owner in Manitowoc,
Biographical notes of a Wisconsin resident, telling of his
father's problems in selling his farm and of his own military
service in the 15th Wisconsin Regiment from 1861-1865.
Biographical sketch of Ole and Karen Tuskind, who emigrated
from Solør in 1871 and settled in Dakota Territory
An issue of a Norwegian humor magazine, November, 1925, published
by Eivind Rudie, Minot, North Dakota. 
An "America letter" about 1850 from "Havre
Dalen i Amerika." The writer describes the journey from
Norway to Koshkonong, Wisconsin, in 1842, via New York, Albany,
Buffalo, and Milwaukee, and tells of his satisfaction with
the move to America.
WESTNES, P. ROLF
A collection of the works of a Chicago writer active in the
Norwegian literary circles of that city. His poems, stories,
and articles have been published in Norwegian-American newspapers
and in Norway.