Campus Partners

Scandinavian Area Studies Program

Pacific Lutheran University maintains contacts with Scandinavian countries and with Scandinavian communities in the Pacific Northwest. This program provides language, history, and literature courses, and offers a major or minor in Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies.

Mortvedt Library: Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection

Located on the third floor of the Robert A.L. Mortvedt Library, the collection contains materials relating to Scandinavian immigrants who settled in the United States (particularly the Pacific Northwest) and Canada. By studying these historical records, personal memoirs, and the books read and preserved by the immigrants, students and researchers may gain a deeper insight to the diverse experiences of the Scandinavian immigrants. The special collection is open to scholars and community people interested in researching Nordic history and heritage.

Community Partners