A brief biographical account of Anders O. Aasen, 1874 – 1974.
A songbook from the wedding of Aasta and Anders, 1952.
Guide to the Rhoda E. (Livingston) Ackerman Diary Collection
The collection consists of a typescript entitled, History of Adelphia College, by Jean Anderson.
Guide to the Alaska Yukon Pioneers Newsletter
Newsletter from the Alaska Yukon Pioneers from 1962.
Guide to the Esther Allstrum Collection
Correspondence in Norwegian
Autobiography of a Danish immigrant
A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant Gina Ruud Anderson, written by her daughter.
Guide to the Anderson Nodland Family History
This document is a geneological book form with 310 pages divided into nine chapters with a dedication page, a table of contents, and an index.
Emigration registration document for Nils Andersson, who left Sweden in the early 1900s.
Guide to the Dinus Jonsson & Kristjana Andresdottir Collection
Letter discussing the landscape and history of Iceland.
The collection consists of an article published by Viking shipbuilder Bob Asp entitled A Dream is a Dream: The Vikings Return!
Guide to the Baalson Family History
Centennial booklet for the descendants of Norwegian immigrants Kari and Ellen Baalson who came to America from Flaa, Hallingdal in 1861.
Short autobiographical sketch of the life of Norwegian immigrant Ole Bakken, born in Trondheim in 1924. Ole and his wife Alta Jane (Vaswig) had three children. Alta died in 1984, and Ole later remarried to Diana E. Borge. This account was written for his grandchildren and dated June 21, 1990.
The diary of K. Berge, written around 1874 – 1884, with four other contributing writers, including Edv. Larsen and John Lie.
Family history of the Berggren family, beginning with Johan Olofsson, born circa 1620. He was married to Karin (last name unknown), born in 1631, died in 1706. They had four children. Olofsson was a miner on the Saxan farm and was a juror and county judge until 1679. He was a member of parliament for several terms. The history is written in Swedish, first published in 1908.
Guide to the Rev. Peter Berglov Collection
The collection consists of journal entries written by Rev. Peter Berglov between 28 April and 21 May 1882 recounting his immigration journey to America.
Handwritten family history by Esther Nelson Berglund born in 1890 in Tacoma, Washington.
Guide to the Jonas Bergner Autobiography
Photocopied musings of Bergner titled “På våg til Amerika,” or “On the Way to America.”
The family history describes the Ersson and Bergström families by concentrating on the lives of Anna Ersson Bergström and Sven Bergstrom. Included in the family history is a family tree of both families, a copy of Sven Bergström’s citizenship papers, and a copy of the patent deed issued to Tarkeld Willisson for the homestead Sven and Anna bought.
The collection includes a biography, letters, clippings, poetry, and other announcements related to Swedish-American poet, Hjalmar Björk.
Guide to the Elin Susanna Bjorkelund Diary
The diary of Elin Susanna Bjorkelund, containing poems, thoughts, and some entries that seems to be directed to different people.
Guide to the Ivar Bjørndal Manuscript
Ivar Bjørndal, representing the Norwegian government, gives impressions of West Coast American educational institutions during his 1986 visit.
Memoirs of former Tacoma resident Hilda Marie Black, born in 1884 in North Dakota. This file includes newspaper clippings and her obituary.
Guide to the Ole R. Blindheim collection
Contains three folders relating to Ole R. Blindheim, the first containing clippings, the other two containing photographs.
Guide to the Petter Bonnpardt Aslakson’s Songbook
Norwegian songbook, collected by Petter Bonnpardt Aslakson in 1862. Contains Norwegian and Danish patriotic songs, mostly Norwegian. Some scribbles in the end, perhaps attempts at composing a song.
Guide to the James Bramblet Autobiography
Autobiography of James Bramblet titled “Privies, Charivaris and Bedbugs or Life on the Farm in the Olden Days.” James Bramblet was born on Big Bear Ridge and the story covers his life on the family farm in the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Guide to the Sigmund Brestesson Saga
Saga about “The Christening of Faroe Island”, retold by Finn Hedin.
Guide to the Kristine Brobakken Collection
This collection contains a Festival of Nations program, and a program for the American Tour of the Norwegian Royal University Chorus in 1939, newspaper clipping, biographical information, fourteen pictures, and eight postcard pictures from Tretten and Hjelmsted in Gudbrandsdalen, Norway.
Guide to the Brodin Family Papers
The Brodin family papers consist of manuscripts pertaining to Old Brodin, born in Alster, Sweden, 1809, an overview of the Brodin family, a map of Dalsland, letters from Carl Brodin to family members, John Brodin’s certificate of citizenship, articles, family photographs, and a first through tenth generations list.
Guide to the Henry Brosten Collection
Henry Brosten describe his life story, his early childhood life in Norway as well as his experiences when he first came to the United States.
This poem, written in Norwegian, expresses disapproval of presidential candidate Al Smith because he was Catholic and against prohibition, 1928.
Guided Feena Mattson Busch Collection
This collection includes a news article describing the structure of the Mattson Junior High School during its construction. It also includes a news article from September 18, 1979 about the story behind the name Mattson Junior High School and Matt Mattson. Lastly, it includes a news article talking about the deceased Feena Mattson Busch.
Guide to the Feena (Mattson) Busch Family History
Feena Mattson Busch was born in WA, the daughter of Finnish immigrants. She taught at a school in Kent, WA.
Guide to The Critic by Anna Collier
The collection contains two copies of Anna Collier’s autobiography. The manuscript was originally written by Anna Collier between June 30 and August 12, 1926.
Guide to the Gyda Christoferson Papers
Newspaper articles regarding Gyda Christoferson and her involvement with the Norwegian-American community in Seattle.
Recollections gathered at a 1980 reunion of the alumni of the Cromwell School near Tacoma, Washington.
Guide to the Dahlin Family History
Johan Bylund, born in Sweden in 1860, came to the United States and changed his name to John Dahlin. This is the story of five generations of his family, writtenby Lois Calhoun Carter.
Guide to the Ester Dahlstein Documents
The history and immigration documents of Ester (Esther) Dahlstein from Rönaholm, Sweden.
Guide to the William N. Danielson Collection
William Danielson describes his visit to Öland, Sweden in the summer of 1967
This collection contains the records of Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2 from 1907 – 2014, including financial records, membership history, and meeting minutes.
This collection contains the records of the Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge cultural organization, 1908 – 2010
Guide to the Enångers Socken Collection
This collection contains information about Enånger parish, from about 1520 until 1960. It describes the settlement of the area, the Middle Ages, taxes, and wars. The collection also contains an alphabetic list of the names, and a linear list of the different families.
Family history of John and Kristine Erickson written by their daughter, Mamie Seymour. John and Kristine Erickson left Mora, Sweden, and traveled to America with their children in 1882.
Biography of Norwegian immigrant Evan I. Evanson from Jämtland, Östre Toten, Norway.
Guide to the Kristian Falkenberg Collection
The collection consists of a post card from 1953 news article from the CBC Times and the Seattle Times. Two photographs of Dr.Falkenberg and an article written by O.L. Ejde from the Western Viking.
This manuscript is an autobiography written by Gabriel Aanensen Fedde who was born Fedde, Norway in 1843. In 1881 he immigrated to New York. He died in 1917 at age seventy-four.
Nils P. Frostensson was born January 12, 1854, in Näsum Parish, Kristianstad Province, Sweden.
He became a teacher and retired in 1911, often visiting his home community during his retirement years.
Guide to the Frølich Family papers
Numerous documents related to the Frølich family history in both Norway and Seattle, Wash.
News article from 1970 about the Gjøa ship in San Francisco, and a copy of a diary about the Gjøa’s 1901 Arctic Ocean expedition.
This collection contains two articles on Swedish-American artist Olof Granström, as well as two photographs of a painting, and correspondence.
Guide to the Gulbrand Gulbrandsen Papers
A handwritten certification of Norwegian citizenship issued by city judge Halvor Olaus Christensen of Stavanger, Norway to Gulbrand Gulbrandsen.
Photocopied pages of Olaf Gulbrandsen’s autograph album with notes from his friends at Pacific Lutheran Academy (University) and his family.
Guide to the Gulbrandsen-Thronson Saga
A collection of stories, diaries, and personal accounts compiled into a single book on the history of the Gulbrandsen-Thronson family.
Guide to the Carl M. Ringen Gunderson Collection
A collection of documents related to Carl M. Gunderson and his work in tracing American and Norwegian genealogical lines.
Guide to the Olaf Ludvig Haavik Collection
Letters and memoirs, 1885 – 1974.
Transcript of interview of Mathilde Hader, born Mathilde Georgine Chistiansen, July 25, 1897, in Oslo, Norway. She recounts details of her family history and the story of her life and her career as a teacher and home economist in Norway and the United States. She worked as the first executive secretary for Consumer’s Research, taught at New York University, and held a master’s degree from Columbia University. She died February 18, 1988, in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Guide to the Hallonbacken Collection
This file contains a flyer, background information about Edith Södergran, and an excerpt of the play Hallobacken. The play, written by Stina Katchadourian, is based on Edith Södergran’s life.
Guide to the Markus Hallvardson and Brita Sjursdatter Vangsness Collection
This family history is a genealogical narrative of Markus Hallvardson and Brita Sjursdatter Vangsness and their families.Markus and Brita came to America in 1844 to the Luther Valley settlement and then to Bristol Township, Dane County, Wisconsin.
The collection consists of an obituary and a manuscript about the life of Christine K (“Disse”) Hansen. The biography discusses her life in Denmark, immigration, schooling in nursing, marriage, and nursing work in Alaska.
Knut Pedersen Haslerud was born February 3, 1824 in Rollag, Numedal, Norway. He writes about poor times in Norway before coming to America. He died in 1899.
Guide to the Hedman’s Songbook
Nanny Hedman’s Swedish songbook that her grandma Nanny Jonson brought from Sweden
The Hefte family history book was published in 1981 and covers the descendants of Ole Olson and his wife Ingrid Oldsdatter Kinneberg.
Guide to the Ole Nilsen Hegna Papers
“My Journey to America and Reminiscences of the Civil War,” 1840 – 1916
A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant Pauline Paulson Hendrickson who came to the United States with her family as a child. In 1872 she married another Norwegian immigrant and they settled in Minnesota and had seven children. She died in 1927.
A November 1830 cowpox vaccination certificate for Knud Olsen Hovie.
Guide to Birges Hultgrin Collection
A small booklet written in Swedish, named “Some examples on how God teach children how to pray”, and a small child’s reader named “I don’t care anyway!”
Guide to the Jonas Isakson Collection
Letter and English translation, 1870
Guide to the O.B. Iverson Collection
Reminiscences in English, 1845 – 1920
Guide to the O.B. Iverson Experiences and Observations on Two Continents
The collection consists of the story of O.B. Iverson as he surveyed the land in the Puget Sound and settled near Stanwood.
Vaccination record for Johanne Jacobsdatter, 1840 – 1911.
A biographical account of Jacob D. Jacobsen, 1842 – 1881.
Guide to the Frans Johan Johanson Collection
The collection consists of several original documents from Frans Johan Johanson’s life.
Guide to the Alfred Johansson Autobiography
Collection contains Johansson’s writings and autobiography.
History and genealogy of the Jansson family of Sweden, 1994.
Guide to The John Anderson Publishing Company Publications
List of books published by The John Anderson Publishing Company , as a part of Jean Skogerboe Hansen’s Master Dissertation in 1972 for the Graduate Library School at The University of Chicago.
Correspondence between Hanna and Johan Johnson in Washburn, Wisconsin and Johanna Svensdotter in Stora Svenstorp, Sweden
Memoranda of Events in the Life of John August Johnson: from childhood days to the age of 82.
Biography and legal documents of early Tacoma shipbuilder Edward Johnson from Vanersborg, Sweden.
Guide to the John Johnson Collection
The collection contains three different articles. An American Manifesto by Norwegian Immigrants, and John Johnson, Private, 15th Wisconsin Regiment contains letter(s) by Johnson. To Find a Better Destiny by Gene Estensen is not directly connected to Johnson, but bring up immigration and its struggles as Johnson did in his letters.
The collection consists of a letter from Gudmund Alfsen in Norway to his brother Sjur in America, and a Norwegian Lutheran Church pamphlet on prayer
This collection consists of copies of personal documents of Swedish emigrants, Olof and Lars Johnson, 1886 – 1982.
Collection comprised of journal articles about novelist Simon Johnson and containing his short stories, 1980.
Guide to Dinus Jonsson and Kristjana Andresdottir
The collection consists of a document describing the landscape and history of inhabitants and culture of Iceland. It also covers emigration from Iceland. Also included is genealogical information linking Kristjana Jonsson to King Harald, an article about Dinus Jónsson and Kristjana Andrésdóttir describing their immigration and family genealogy and a letter to Bjorn Stefansson from his brother Sigurbjörn Stefansson in Sandgerdi, Gullbringasysla, Iceland, dated 27 February 1947.
Guide to the Kenneth A. Jorgenson Collection
Collected information and books about the Norwegians who volunteered in the Fifteenth Wisconsin Infantry during the America Civil War.
This collection contains photocopies of a filled autograph book given to St. Olaf student, Mathilde Kildahl, from her brother Nathan.
The collection consists of the 1990 edition of the family history, entitled Kinfolk, by Margie Lee.
Guide to the Lars and Kristi Kinsarvik Correspondence
Letters from Norwegian immigrants who settled in Washington state, written to Kirsti and Lars Kinsarvik back home in Norway. The letters span more than a decade in the lives of these families and describe events both in the United States and Norway.
The author of this work is Joseph O. Rude, and it is based in part on research conducted by Professor Helge Frøyseth of Norway. It is the story of the Kjesrud family of Norway, dating back to 1635, with historical and genealogical information, including the story of those who moved to North America in the late 1800s.
Biography of Norwegian immigrant Inga Broadland Knutzen, written by her granddaughter Jill Holmes.
Guide to Kvekerne i Stavanger og Ryfylke
The Emmigration Festival in Norway 1986 booklet about the Quakers in Norway, especially from Stavanger and Ryfylke. Who traveled, who stayed behind, and general information about the emmigration.
Hildur Larson was born in Sweden in 1896. She traveled to the United States in 1927, married, and never returned to Scandinavia. The collection consists of a book written by Edgar Larson about his mother’s early years, based on her oral history.
Guide to Hjalmar Larsson Collection
A Visit to Scandinavia by Dr. James E. Davis and Dr. B. Hjalmar gives a description of things to consider when visiting Scandinavia. Carolus Linnaeus, Physician and Botanist by B. Hjalmar Larsson gives an account of Carolus Linnaeus’ life and importance within the scientific community, especially within the fields of medicine and botany.
This collection consists of an article published in The New Yorker, written by Lillian Ross and titled Letter from Oslo.
Vaccination record for Kari Lodvarsdatter, 1861.
History of the Ole and Helga Lokensgard family, who left Norway for America in 1857.
The Londgren family history, starting from the mid-19th century to 2001.
Guide to the Lovisa and Axel Correspondence
One letter from Lovisa (surname unknown) to her brother. Letter is in Swedish, with an English translation added to the collection.
A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrants Marie Pauline Vognild Lund and Gunnar Lund.
Guide to the August Lundberg Autobiography
August Lundberg emigrated from Stockholm, Sweden in 1881 and worked in a wide variety of jobs, first in the Midwest and later in and around Seattle, WA where he met some city founders and witnessed the great first of 1889.
Genealogical chart of Peder Madsen, born in Nordre Lomsdalen, Norway.
Guide to the Jon and Gundrun Magnusson Collection
This includes a letter dated 20 August 1984 from Gudrun Magnusson to the archives, a one-page news clipping from “Lögberg-Heimskringla” paper, a copied photo of the Knight’s Cross and Ribbon, and a copy of a poem.
Guide to the Lyle A. Mattson Diary Collection
History of the Mattson Family from Orkdalen, Norway.
Guide to May 17th Celebration Programs
Programs for Norwegian Independence Day celebration, 17th May, in the US at different years ranging from 1914 till 1978.
Guide to the Thor Meland Collection
Collection includes the biography of Norwegian immigrant Thor Meland, born in 1861 near Vetlefjord, Norway, along with pictures of the Meland family.
Autobiography of Norwegian immigrant. Sweet Land was written by Christian Miller over the course of forty years.
Autobiography of A.B. Moe, a Norwegian immigrant who came to America in 1881. He lived in Poulsbo, Washington, for 41 years and served as its first Mayor.
The collection consists of correspondence between the Reverend John Melvin Moe and others in the 1970s regarding religious publications and translations.
Guide to the Christian J. Muri Autobiography
Christian J. Muri was born in 1871 in Nordre Bergenhus, Norway, and came to America in 1893. He farmed for a living, raised a family in Montana, and was proud to be an American.
Guide to the Myrstol family history
The collection consists of Anita Hillesland Londgren’s finding as she looked into her Norwegian ancestry. The story, which contains the Myrstøl family’s ancestry all the way back to year 860, is made into a booklet broken into the chapters: Roots in Norway (and Denmark and Sweden), Emigrants and Immigrants (Going to America), Families and Individuals, Religion and Churches, Culture, Customs and Communities, and Family Photos.
A scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, obituaries, and other articles covering the life of Fridjof Nansen, polar explorer, in the wake of his death in Oslo, Norway, May 1930.
Guide to the Lars and Iver Nelson Collection
This is the family history of the Nelson family created by Larence M. Nelson. The date is unknown; however, the date that the letters were written was between 1883 and 1884. The letter shown in this collection was written by Lars Nielsen Bilden and is addressed to a Mr, Ole T. Kjӕrland.
Collection comprised of American newspaper clippings relating to Scandinavians.
Collection contains souvenir programs, articles, correspondence, and other administrative documents regarding the history of Nordstrand Skoles Musikkorps (Nordstrand School Band) and their 1978 tour of the American Pacific Northwest, 1978.
Immigration certificate of Antoinetta Wilhelmina Nordström of Rone, Sweden.
Guide to the Olaf Morgan Norlie Collection
The written works, newsletters, correspondence, and family trees belonging to and composed by Olaf Morgan Norlie.
Guide to the Amandus Norman Biography
Contains an excerpt of Amandus Norman’s biography.
Records from the Normanna Male Chorus, 1906 – 2000
Guide to the Norway Day Committee collection
Norway Day is an opera and culture exposition that happened on June 17, 1962, as a part of Seattle World’s Fair, Century 21 Exposition. The day was sponsored by The Norway Day Committee. The collection contains several documents from this exposition, some letters to and from the committee members, a financial report, and a document explaining the events that will happen on the day, called “A message about Norway Day”. The document signed by Martin Hagfors, a member of the publicity committee for Norway Day.
Guide to the Norwegian Commercial Club Collection
The collection contains membership rosters from the years 1975, 1977, and 1978. It also contains a pamphlet for the 50th Anniversary 1932 – 1982, A Tribute to the Tenth President of the Norwegian Commercial Club by Rodger Lade, and copy from Alaska Weekly, August 16, 1935.
The life story and family history of Norwegian immigrant Dagny Unsgaard Nygaard, born 1899, who came to America circa 1930.
Collection comprised of American newspaper clippings of obituaries and funeral ephemera for Scandinavian Americans, 1930 – 2007.
A biographical account of Sven Oftedal, 1844 – 1911.
This collection consists of a photocopy of a newspaper article about Bertha Blanche (Hall) Oles, a photocopied picture of her, and her scrapbook of clippings.
Guide to the Gunnar Olsborg Collection
A summary of a Twenty Year Career at Sea Through World War II 1909-2000
The Olson family papers tell the story of Jonas Olson who emigrated to America in 1861. In 1864 homesteaded in Alfsborg Township, Sibley County, Minnesota where he me his wife Anna Britta Hed. The family history tells the story of their life and that of their descendants. The family history also includes the story of John Olson who married Josephine, daughter of Jonas and Anna Britta. The story was researched and written by Gilbert R. Olson. The family begun in 1977 and ended in 1979.
Collection comprised of the autobiography of Karl Olsen titled Little Karl From Norway: The Story of My Life.
Family history of Norwegian immigrants Ole Hansen Overlie and Marit Paulsen and their descendants, 1990.
Guide to Pacific Coast/American Union of Swedish Singers Collection
Programs and songbooks, from between 1917 and 1936, relating to the Pacific Coast Division of American Union of Swedish Singers.
Guide to the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association. Sangerfest.
Programs of the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association of America Sangerfest.
Correspondence ordering immigration records and a photocopy of the records, 1907 – 1083.
This collection contains stories and articles related to the life and work of Gloria Pederson, proprietor of a Tacoma Scandinavian gift shop.
The Pederson Saga is the family history of Norwegian immigrant Paul Pederson who came to America in 1912, became a citizen in 1919, and eventually moved to Lakewood, Washington. He and his wife Magda raised two children and were long-time members of the First Lutheran Church, which Paul helped to build in 1921. Paul died on 10 December 1971 and Magda died on 23 May 1972.
Guide to the John & Esther Peterson Biography
This document was written by Mabel Marie (Peterson) Wing and includes memories of her parents, John and Esther Peterson. Specifically, it is about John’s immigration from Sweden, his marriage and life as a pioneer on a homestead in North Dakota, farming challenges, and her memories of growing up on the homestead.
The collection consists of two articles about the Norwegian immigrant Frederick August William Poppe and his experiences leading an expedition during the Alaska Gold Rush. Collection also contains photographs of the expedition and a portrait of Poppe. 1986.
Guide to The Projekt Utvandrerne Exhibition Collection
The exhibition collection contains rough drafts, synopsis of first draft as well as the schedule for research and organization of construction, as it was presented to the orientation meeting on Moesgaard, Denmark, 5/25/1981. Draft prepared by Stig Thornsohn. Newsclipping from Berlingske Tidene about the exhibition.
Guide to the Rennord Collection
History, genealogy, and letters of the Rennord family.
Guide to the Paul Rennord Papers
Letters, pictures, postcards, a diary, and excerpts of writings.
This collection contains Dr. Carl M. Roan’s unpublished manuscript, The Immigrant Wagon.
The biography, autobiography, and photocopies of personal documents of immigrant Syver Svenson Rodning, born in 1869 in Hallingdal, Norway.
Guide to the Rogaland Stevne Collection
Materials about the hundred year celebration of immigration from Stavanger, dating from between 1919 and 1941. Booklets with songs, a program, and news clippings with songs or stories about the celebration.
Guide to Oscar Rolander Collection
This collection contains the autobiography of Oscar Rolander and his journey to the United States as well as the life he lived growing up in the United States.
Guide to the John Rumenius Collection
Correspondence in Swedish and English.
Olaf Rydjord was born in Norway on 8 April 1866 to O. J. and Eldri Rydjord. At age twenty-four, he went to the United States. The collection consists of a biographical sketch and personal papers of Olaf Rydjord.
Collection of religious song lyrics and newspaper clippings.
Programs of the Norwegian Singers Association of America Sangerfest, 1904 – 2010
Guide to the Scandinavian Cultural Center Records
Records of the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University.
The collection consists of a research paper on Scandinavian materials in Mortvedt Library at Pacific Lutheran University in 1979.
Guide to Scandinavian Dance Workshop
This article talks about the history of the Scandinavian culture followed by a few dance instructions that were presented by Ingvar Sodol at the University of Minneapolis in Minnesota.
An historical account of the influence of Scandinavian Americans on Pacific Northwest politics and political movements, beginning with Scandinavian settlement of Washington State in the late 19th century until the mid 1970s.
Guide to Scandinavian Settlement of Alaska
History of the discovery of Alaska by Scandinavians and the trades and population thereafter.
Guide to Skagit Valley Mannskor Planning Materials
This collection includes financial information and statements, meeting minutes and correspondences, invoices, inventory and directory and final Sangerfest plans.
Guide to the Skute Family Collection
Family tree of the Skute II Family, starting with Tor Olsen Ske and Birgitte Olsdottir.
The collection consists of legal documents regarding transfer of farm property from Thomas Angells Stiftelser to the Slind family through Kari Olsdatter Slind, 1920.
Carl Frederick Solberg was born in Kristiania, Oslo, Norway, in 1833 and came to America in 1853. In 1857 he became editor of the Norwegian-language paper “Emigraten,” becoming publisher in 1860. He was war correspondent for the paper during the Civil War, and in 1872 founded another paper, the “Minnesota.” He died in 1924 at age 91.
Guide to the Sons of Norway Collection
This collection contains the records of the Sons of Norway District 2 cultural organization from 1903 – 2010.
Guide to the Sorlie Family History
The history of the Sorlie family dating back to the Viking Age and up to immigration to North Dakota.
Guide to the Malene Steen Autobiography
These are the reminiscences of Malene Steen, a Norwegian immigrant who came to this country in 1870. She never learned English, but wrote her story in 1922. It was translated from the Norwegian by the Norwegian Historical Association in March, 1979.
The Guide to the Sigurbjorn Stefansson Collection
This collection includes a correspondence from Sigurbjorn Stefansson to his unknown brother.
Guide to the Erik E. Stenson Collection
Four letters from Erik Stenson to his brother Carl and his wife, three other letters by family members, a family tree in Swedish, a land ownership deed agreement, two funeral announcements, two copied pages of family information found in the front of a family bible.
The Storla family history describes the history of the family, from Gol, Hallingdal, Norway. It also includes information about Norway and about their lives as pioneers in North America.
A brief biography of John Storseth (1863 – 1946), an immigrant from Hemne, Norway, who became a successful businessman and community leader in Poulsbo, Washington.
Brief family history of John H. Strande and his family.
An autobiography of Magnar Strand, a Norwegian immigrant.
Guide to The Stromme Collection
The Stromme collection consist of sagas about the lineages connecting to the Strömme family, going back to year 1280. Several documents and letters related to the family are transcribed by the author and included in the collection
Collection contains information on the history of the Svanøe family from Svanøy, Norway, 1992 – 1994.
Guide to Svea Male Chorus Program
Svea Male Chorus spring concert program dated May 18, 1928. Lists honorary, active, and associate members.
A biographical sketch of Norwegian immigrant Svend Svendson Sneve and family.
Guide to Svenskar I Seattle News Article
News article, titled Svenskar i Seattle, in the newspaper Svenska Posten, published April 7th 1976 by Scandinavian Studies faculty at University of Washington.
Recollections of Rev. Jens Fredericksen Svinth, written in 1924.
Guide to the Swedish Immigrant Jubilee Correspondence
This collection includes two letters of correspondence both from Brian B. Magnusson as well as Sheets with financial information about the Jubilee.
Guide to the Swedish Tercentenary Program
A program commemorating the 300th Anniversary of Swedish people in America (1638-1938), beginning with the establsihment of the first Swedish Settlement in Delaware.
This collection contains the original and copy of two overviews of the life of Norwegian immigrant, Zakarias Martin Taftezen, including information about the dedication of the Taftezen Memorial; a handwritten letter by Grace Ryan Cornwell; and a brief summary of Zakarias’ brother Christian.
The saga of two Point Roberts pioneers, Dagbjort and Helgi Thorsteinson, 1975.
Guide to the Gulbrandsen-Thronson Saga
A collection of stories, diaries, and personal accounts compiled into a single book on the history of the Gulbrandsen-Thronson family.
Family history of Norwegian immigrant families the Tollefsons and Egstads written by Arnold Hagen in 1976. Biographies are written for the following children of Tollef and Berte Egstad: Lars Tollefson Egstad-Frydenlund, Ole Tollefson Egstad, Anna Karine Tollefsdatter Egstad, Jens Tollefson Egstad, Kristian Tollefson Egstad, Tonetta Tollefsdatter Egstad, Lauritz Tollefson Egstad, Andreas Tollefson Egstad, Bernt Tollefson Egstad. There is also a chronology from 1720 to 1911 and a geographical index.
Guide to the Thor C. Tollefson Collection
This collection consists of two versions, English and Norwegian, of remarks given by the Honorable Thor C. Tollefson of the House of Representatives on 5 May 1953. He spoke before the House about the contributions of Norwegian-Americans to American life.
The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
Guide to the Torske Klubben 35th Anniversary Collection
One program for the 35th anniversary and a leaflet with the speech for the occasion by Judge Gunnar H. Nordby.
Genealogical chart of the Trondsen/Øysten families beginning in 1606 with Erik Trondsen.
This collection consists of the autobiography of Carl O. Tweiten, born 1909, Deming, Washington, notably an account of his adventures in Alaska in the 1930s, and a description of Sirdal, Norway, where he lived from age eleven to eighteen.
Life of Swedish immigrant Nils-Harald and his family.
Guide to the Tångdala Farm History
English translation of a 1955 article about 70-year-old Per Svensson and the history of his home, Tångdala Farm, in Skåne, Sweden.
Guide to the Ulnes Family History Collection
History of the Ulnes family farm in Norway, beginning in 1528 with owners Syver and Amund Ulnes. In 1612, another Syver Ulnes took over the farm, and it changed hands many times over the years. This recorded history ends in 1966.
The collection consists of one published leaflet on martin Ulvestad, a Norwegian-American author and historian, 1919.
Guide to the United Scandinavian Singers Programs
Annual programs from the United Scandinavian Singers from the years 1936-1947, a program for the 17th of May festival in 1904, and a statement sheet from 1944.
Guide to the Reminiscences of an Unknown Immigrant
This is the autobiographical account of an unknown Norwegian immigrant who came to America with his family when he was eleven years old and settled in Wisconsin. The date of 1954 was added to the first page, but it is not known exactly when the account itself was written.
Guide to the Nils Urness and Juditha Batalden Collection
From the fjord lands to the flat lands: The Ancestors and Descendants of Nils O. Urness and Juditha Batalden.The scrapbook is divided into four sections: A. Introduction. B. Nils O. Urness and his ancestors. C. Juditta Batalden and her ancestors. D. The descendants of Nils O. Urness and Juditta Batalden.
Guide to the Knut Vaa Biography
Story of the Vaa family, and of Norwegian immigrant Knut Vaa, who came to America in 1876 and later moved his family from Minnesota to Washington State. The collection consists of a biography of Knut Vaa written by his son, Edwin Vaa. It contains information on emigration, settling in, and family life. It also includes a section with information on the descendants of Knut and Gunhild Vaa.
Records documenting the foundation, organization, management, and hosted events of the Swedish Order of Valhalla from the years 1884 – 1989.
Guide to the Vasa Order of America Collection
The newsletters, programs, correspondence, and meeting minutes of the Vasa Order of America and its District Lodge no. 13.
A biography of Abraham Vereide commemorating the 75th anniversary of his emigration from Norway to the US in 1905.
Guide to Vestkysten’s Nordmørslag Meeting Minutes
Meeting minutes for Vestkysten’s Nordmørslag, dating from January 1936 to 1968.
Scrapbook dealing with the history and crew members of the “ Viking” with its officers and crew that sailed from Norway across the Atlantic to the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Guide to the Olaf Walseth Collection
Collection consists of eleven letters written by Olaf Walseth of Trondheim, Norway, 1922 – 1928
Guide to the Knud Wefald Collection
File contains Library of Congress information and letters.
Guide to the Olaus Westbo Correspondence
Letters in Norwegian from B.O. Berge of Ottawa, Illinois, to his cousin Hilda Espedal in Noway, written from 1937-1939. File also contains clippings with photographs of Olaus Westbo and his wife, and a 1983 letter written in English from Professor Janet Rasmussen to Mr. Karl Schultz of Illinois.
Guide to the Ivar and Lillian (Hallquist) West Collection
Photographs and personal papers of Ivar and Lillian (Hallquist) West.
Guide to the Westling Family Collection
A family directory for the Westling family, originating from the Dalarna, Sweden area.
Translation of Kristofer Janson’s book The Fifteenth Wisconsin by Harry T. Cleven
A memorial tract for Johannes B. Wist, 1864 – 1923.
This collection details each family’s known history prior to immigration and then follows family members and their current accomplishments in the U.S.