compiled by Beulah Folkedahl (Volume 21:
BALCHEN, BERNT. Come North with
Me. New York, 1958. 318 p. An autobiography.
BELGUM, G. L. The Old Norwegian Synod in America, 1853-1890.
Decorah, Iowa, 1957. Unpaged.
The pietistic and theological background of the Norwegian
Synod: a Yale University doctoral dissertation.
Birger Osland, Chicago’s Top Norwegian-American Citizen.
Sons of Norway, 57:71 (April, 1960).
A biographical sketch.
BJORK, KENNETH O. Mormon Missionaries and Minnesota Scandinavians.
Minnesota History, 36:285—293 (December, 1959).
Mission work in the 1870’s and 1880’s.
Norske ingeniørers innsats i Amerika. Teknisk ukeblad
(Oslo, Norway), 107:505—508 (June 16, 1960).
A lecture given March 11, 1960, at a meeting of the Norwegian
Engineers’ Society, Oslo, dealing with the assistance of Norwegian-trained
engineers in building America, 1865—1929.
Norwegian Cultural Activities in America. Morgenbladet (Oslo),
August 26, 1960.
A survey of the cultural contributions of Norwegian Americans.
BLEGEN, THEODORE C., and NYDAHL, THEODORE L. Minnesota History:
A Guide to Reading and Study. Minneapolis, 1960. 223 p.
A revision of Blegen’s 1937 edition of this work, with the
guide and bibliography brought up to date.
BOLIN, STURE. En skånsk pråston i Amerika. Lund,
Sweden, 1960. 131 p.
Letters written from America in the 1850’s and 1860’s by
a young Swedish immigrant. 
BRATRUD, OTTO M. Beating to Windward. Edited by Sverre Arestad.
Norwegian-American Studies and Records, 20:58—110 (1959).
BRONNER, HEDIN. A Centenary of Norwegian Studies in American
Institutions of Learning. Norwegian-American Studies and Records,
---------- De røkter norskdommen. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:145— 147 (June, 1960).
A discussion of the crisis in the instruction of Norwegian
in the United States.
---------- Nordiske studier i vesterheimen. Samtiden, 69:245—252
A historical survey of one hundred years of teaching Norwegian
in American schools.
Centennial, Trempealeau Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church,
1857—1957. Taylor, Wisconsin, 1957. 8 p.
CHRISTENSEN, WILLIAM. Saga of the Tower. Blair, Nebraska,
1959. 242 p.
The history of Dana College and Trinity Seminary through
CLAUSEN, C. A., comp. Some Recent Publications Relating to
Norwegian-American History, XVI. Norwegian-American Studies
and Records, 20:213—226 (1959).
---------- tr. and ed. A Texas Manifesto: A Letter from Mrs.
Elise Wærenskjold. Norwegian-American Studies and Records,
CURTI, MERLE. The Making of an American Community: A Case
Study of Democracy in a Frontier County. Stanford, California,
The community studied is Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, settled
in part by Norwegians.
DAHL, BORCHILD. Stowaway to America. New York, 1959. 192
The story of a Norwegian girl who was a passenger on the
DAVIS, KENNETH S. The Hero: Charles A. Lindbergh and the
American Dream. Garden City, New York, 1959. 527 p.
An interpretive biography.
DE PILLIS, MARIO S. Still More Light on the Kendall Colony:
A Unique Slooper Letter. Norwegian-American Studies and Records,
20:24—31 (1959). 
De syngende nordmenn i Chicago. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:235
The major activities of the Normennenes Sangforening through
Dictionary of Wisconsin Biography. Madison, 1960. 385 p.
Included in this roster of prominent Wisconsin citizens are
several Norwegian Americans.
DOANE, GILBERT H. Searching for Your Ancestors: The How and
Why of Genealogy. Minneapolis, 1960. 198 p.
One chapter offers suggestions on searching in Norway and
ENGSTROM, EMIL. John Engstrom, the Last Frontiersman. New
York, 1956. 156 p.
Pioneer life in Oregon and Alaska in the early years of the
ERICKSON, ERNST. Oleana. Sons of Norway, 57:10, 17, 58:34
(January, February, 1960).
A sketch of Ole Bull’s life.
EVANS, SONYA LOFTNESS. Pacific Lutheran College. American-Scandinavian
Review, 48:277—282 (September, 1960).
A brief historical sketch is included with a description
of the institution.
FOLKEDAHL, BEULAH, tr. and ed. Elizabeth Fedde’s Diary, 1883—88.
Norwegian-American Studies and Records, 20:170—196 (1959).
Fra Kabelvåg til Chicago. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:239
A biographical sketch of Alf Kolflat, engineer.
FRIMAN, AXEL. On the Trail of Early Wisconsin Swedes. Swedish
Pioneer Historical Quarterly, 12:10—16 (January, 1961).
An account of the author’s search for antecedents and relatives
GAUS, JOHN M. "With Great Price." Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 20:210—212 (1959).
A review of Kenneth O. Bjork’s West of the Great Divide.
GIERE, NILS. Minder fra nybyggertiden: Hjemmet ved kirkeveien.
Hallingen, 190:3—5 (March, 1960).
This sketch, written in 1925, was translated from English
by Peder H. Nelson; it deals with frontier life in Minnesota.
Golden Anniversary of Evinrude Outboard. Sons of Norway, 56:131
A biographical sketch of Ole Evinrude. 
The Grand Old Man in Minneapolis. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:176
A biographical sketch of Carl G. O. Hansen.
GRAVEM, KNUTE L. Pioneering in Alaska. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 20:111—142 (1959).
GUDMUNDSSON, FINNBOGI, ed. and comp. Foreldrar minir. Reykjavik,
1956. 235 p.
A compilation of short biographies of Icelandic pioneers
in Canada and the United States.
HAGEN, N. C. Vikings of the Prairie. Chicago, 1958. 206 p.
Reminiscences of three North Dakota pioneers of the early
HAMBRO, JOHAN. Snowshoe Thompson. American-Scandinavian Review,
46:357—364 (December, 1959).
This biography covers the twenty years that Thompson carried
the mail across the Sierras.
---------- Soli Deo Gloria. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:258 (November,
A historical sketch of Luther College.
HAMMER, EINAR O. David Jensen — Father of Idaho-Utah Irrigation.
Sons of Norway, 56:5 (January, 1959).
HANDLIN, OSCAR. Immigration as a Factor in American History.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1959.
HARSTAD, PETER T. Disease and Sickness on the Wisconsin Frontier:
Malaria, 1820—1850; Cholera; Smallpox and Other Diseases.
Wisconsin Magazine of History, 48:83-96, 203—220, 253—263
(Winter, 1959—60, Spring, Summer, 1960).
These articles contain material on the epidemic years in
Muskego and Koshkonong.
HAUGEN, EINAR. Ibsen in America. Norwegian-American Studies
and Records, 20:1—23 (1959).
A History of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of
Farmington, 1859—1959. Farmington, Wisconsin, 1959. 33 p.
HOGLUND, A. WILLIAM. Finnish Immigrants in America, 1880—
1920. Madison, 1960. 213 p.
This is mainly an account of the associational life of the
Hvordan Norseville-kolonien ble til. Kart og kompas (Brooklyn),
vol. 56, no. 9, p. 11 (September, 1958).
The founding of Norseville, a Norwegian community near New
York City. 
I vikingers fotspor. Nordmanns-forbundet, 54:94 (April, 1961).
A brief presentation of Helge Ingstad’s proposed 1961 expedition
in northeastern North America to discover evidences of early
Immigrant-historiens Grand Old Man. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:60 (March, 1960).
Theodore C. Blegen, dean of the graduate school of the University
of Minnesota and managing editor for Norwegian-American Historical
Association publications, is cited on his retirement.
In Loving Memory: Carl G. 0. Hansen. Sons of Norway, 57:138
A biographical sketch.
JACOBSEN, HANS RUDE. Jeg bygget en automobil vei til Sagamore
Hill for Theodore Roosevelt. Kart og kompas, vol. 57, no.
9—10, p. 7 (December, 1959).
How Jacobsen came to build the road to Sagamore Hill.
---------- Some Experiences of an Engineer. Norwegian-American
Technical Journal, 7—15 (July, 1959).
The author’s work in subways and tunnels.
JOHNSON, HARRY B. Heads and Tales. New York, 1958. 190 p.
Johnson’s life in South Dakota and Latin America as he searched
for signs to support his belief that the "White"
Indians of Panama are descendants of the "lost Vikings
JOHNSON, WALTER. Fifty Years, 1911—1960. Scandinavian Studies,
32:1—6 (February, 1960).
A history of the Society for Advancement of Scandinavian
JONES, MALDWYN ALLEN. American Immigration. Chicago, 1960.
Economic, political, and cultural incentives for immigration.
KATZ, HELEN THANE, comp. The Content of Studies and Records,
Volumes 1—20. Norwegian-American Studies and Records, 20:197—209
KILDAL, ARNE. Forbudets far i USA. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:292
Andrew Volstead in Congress.
---------- Norsk presseman i USA. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:58
A biography of Einar Lund, editor of Decorah-posten and Ved
KLAMMER, PAUL W. Collecting Log Cabins: A Photographer’s
Hobby. Minnesota History, 37:71—77 (June, 1960).
How log cabins were constructed in the New Ulm area. 
KNUTSTAD, ERIK. Norsk student forening i USA. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:87 (April, 1960).
The history and purpose of a contemporary organization of
Norwegian students in American universities.
LANDELIUS, OTTO ROB., ed. Amerikabreven. Stockholm, 1958.
Letters written by Swedish immigrants at the turn of the
LANDSVERK, O. G. The Kensington Runestone: A Reappraisal
of the Circumstances under Which the Stone Was Discovered.Glendale,
California, 1961. 77 p.
Lang livsgjerning. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:86 (April, 1960).
J. Jørgen Thompson, professor of Norwegian at St.
Olaf College and secretary of the Norwegian-American Historical
Association, is honored on his retirement.
Leif Erikson—bildet i Washington. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:10
An account of how there came to be a Leif Erikson portrait
in Statuary Hall, Washington, D.C.
LINDGREN, IDA N., ed. Brev från nybyggarhemmet i Kansas
1870— 1881. Goteborg, Sweden, 1960. 87 p.
These three hundred letters portray Swedish immigrant life.
---------- Vår resa till Amerika 1870. Dagboksanteckningar.
Stockholm, 1958. 49 p.
Travel account of a journey from Copenhagen to Kansas in
LINDI, ELENITA. Olive Fremstad. American-Scandinavian Review,
48:363—368 (December, 1960).
The story of the struggles and achievements of a Metropolitan
Opera star from a beginning in St. Peter, Minnesota, to the
final curtain in 1951.
LJONE, ODDM. Et halvt århundres Amerika-fart. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:170—173 (July, 1960).
A history of the Norwegian America Line.
---------- Fra pionerenes saga. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:54~57
The beginnings of the Norwegian-American press.
---------- Kensington-steinen-allikevel? Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:236—238 (October, 1960).
A new argument to be added to Hjalmar R. Holand’s defense
of the Kensington stone.
LYNGBERG, INGEBRIGT. Prestesønnene fra Snåsa.
Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:150—152 (June, 1960).
Short sketches of Ole Rynning and Bert Muus. 
MAGNUSON, DR. PAUL B. Ring the Night Bell: The Autobiography
of a Surgeon. Boston, 1960. 376 p.
Story of a distinguished surgeon, a native of St. Paul.
Marcus Thrane in Christiania: Unpublished Letters from 1850—51.
Translated and edited by Waldemar Westergaard. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 20:143—157 (1959).
MEYER, CARL S. Lutheran Immigrant Churches Face the Problems
of the Frontier. Church History, 29:440—462 (December, 1960).
The ethnic and religious significance of the Lutheran immigrants
on the American frontier.
MEYER, ROY W. The Scandinavian Immigrant in American Farm
Fiction. American-Scandinavian Review, 47:243—249 (September,
A survey of the last fifty years in fiction writing relating
to the influence of the Scandinavian immigrant.
MUNCH, PETER A. History and Sociology. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, 20:46—57 (1959).
NAESETH, GERHARD B. The Log House at Muskego. Wisconsin Magazine
of History, 44:182 (Winter, 1960—61).
A letter to the editor about the article, "John Bergen’s
Log House," in the magazine’s Autumn, 1960, issue.
---------- The Naeseth-Fehn Family History. Madison, Wisconsin,
---------- Norwegian Sources Offer Help in Preparing Your
Family History. Sons of Norway, 57:119 (June, 1960).
NELSON, E. CLIFFORD, and FEVOLD, EUGENE L. The Lutheran Church
among Norwegian-Americans. Minneapolis, 1960. Two Volumes.
357, 379 p.
The first volume, written jointly by the two authors, and
the second, by Mr. Nelson, cover the period 1825 to 1959 and
deal with such subjects as Norwegian backgrounds, organization
of synods, theological controversies, and the church union
movement. NELSON, JOSEPH A. Wilderness Home, 1854. Np., 1958.
A history of the Rovang-Olson-Nelson families.
NELSON, PEDER H. Det gamle Muskego. Nordmanns-forbundet,
54:68 (March, 1961).
A brief account of several "firsts" in Norwegian-American
---------- En nybyggerkvinnes saga. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:232 (October, 1960).
Gro Viken on the Dakota prairie. 
---------- Lidt av Slaatunsslektens saga i Amerika. Hallingen,
190:6—25 (March, 1960).
The Slaatun family in America.
---------- Mannen som "eide" Los Angeles. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:7 (January, 1960).
A biographical sketch of Erik (Alexander) Nelson Giere.
---------- Marcus Thrane i Amerika. Nordmanns-forbundet,
54:12 (January, 1961).
A survey of Thrane’s career in America.
---------- Av Noss-slektens historie. Hallingen, 194:3—9,
16 (March, 1961).
The Newport Tower Again. Archaelogy, 13:219 (September, 1960).
A review of Edward Adams Richardson’s "The Building
of the Newport Tower," in Journal of the Surveying and
Mapping Division, 73—96 (Proceedings of the American Society
of Civil Engineers, vol. 86, no. SU1, part 1 — February, 1960).
NIELSEN, WALDEMAR. Did You Know That George Washington Was
of Norwegian Ancestry? Norwegian-American Technical Journal,
32—35 (July, 1959).
A genealogical table.
Ninetieth Anniversary of Lookout Lutheran Church, 1867—1957.
Mondovi, Wisconsin, 1957. 4 p.
The 90th Anniversary of Orfordville Lutheran Church, 1868—
1958. Orfordville, Wisconsin, 1958. 28 p.
Nissedahle, Valley of Elves. Sons of Norway, 55:31 (February,
A historical sketch of the Norwegian-American museum near
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
NORMAN, CARL. Et halvsekels kulturvirke. Nordsmanns-forbundet,
53:205—207 (August, September, 1960).
The American-Scandinavian Foundation celebrates its fiftieth
NORTON, H. WILBERT, et al. Diamond Jubilee Story of the Evangelical
Free Church of America. Minneapolis, 1959. 335 p.
NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. Norwegian-American
Studies and Records, vol. 20. Northfield, 1959.
The contents of this volume are as follows: Ibsen in America,
by Einar Haugen; Still More Light on the Kendall Colony: A
Unique Slooper Letter, by Mario S. De Pillis; A Texas Manifesto:
A Letter  from Mrs. Elise Wærenskjold, translated
and edited by Clarence A. Clausen; History and Sociology,
by Peter A. Munch; Beating to Windward, by Otto M. Bratrud,
edited by Sverre Arestad; Pioneering in Alaska, by Knute L.
Gravem; Marcus Thrane in Christiania: Unpublished Letters
from 1850—51, translated and edited by Waldemar Westergaard;
A Centenary of Norwegian Studies in American Institutions
of Learning, by Hedin Bronner; Elizabeth Fedde’s Diary, 1883—88,
translated and edited by Beulah Folkedahl; The Content of
Studies and Records, volumes 1—20, compiled by Helen Thane
Katz; "With Great Price," by John M. Gaus; Some
Recent Publications Relating to Norwegian-American History,
XVI, compiled by Clarence A. Clausen.
Notes (On the History of the Society for the Advancement
of Scandinavian Study). Scandinavian Studies, 32:50—56 (February,
OLIN, JOHAN OTTO. We Went to the Klondike in 1898. Swedish
Pioneer Historical Quarterly, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 91—104 (July,
Written fifty years ago, this account by a Swedish workingman
from Chicago adds to a growing collection of travel and mining
experiences in the Far North.
OLSON, BORGHILD LINDEVIG. A Tree That Flourished, or the
Story of the Lindevig Family of Telemarken in Norway and America.
N.p., 1958. 150 p.
Our Heritage: Centennial Celebration, Evangelical Lutheran
Churches of North Beaver Creek, 1859—1959. Blair, Wisconsin,
1959. 36 p.
PERRIN, RICHARD W. E. John Bergen’s Log House. Wisconsin
Magazine of History, 44:12—14 (Autumn, 1960).
A discussion of the main features of Norwegian timber architecture.
A Pioneer in Northwest America, 1841—1858: The Memoirs of
Gustaf Unonius, vol. 2. Translated from the Swedish by Jonas
Oscar Backlund; edited by Nils William Olsson. Minneapolis,
1960. 357 p.
The earlier volume (1950) contains the story of Unonius’
migration and pioneer activities. The second continues the
account and also tells of his work as an Episcopal pastor
among the Swedes and Norwegians at Pine Lake, Wisconsin, and
RENSEL, TORLEIV. Blandt hallinger i Amerika. Hallingen, 194:15
A biographical sketch of Sevat Raaen of Gary, Minnesota.
RENSEL, TORLEIV, Da nordmenn utvandret til Amerika. Hallingen,
194:26—28 (March, 1961).
Pioneer life at Gary, Minnesota.
SAVIG, EINAR. Norsemen of the Rockies. Nordrnanns-forbundet,
53:116 (May, 1960).
A historical sketch of a society, organized in 1944, called
the Norsemen of the Rockies.
Service of Dedication, the Bethel Lutheran Church, May 24,
1959. Hudson, Wisconsin, 1959. 11 p.
Skandinaviske studier i USA. Nordmanns-forbundet, 53:91 (April,
The Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies celebrates
its fiftieth anniversary.
SKOGSBERG, HELGA. Comes the Day, Comes a Way. Chicago, 1960.
A story of Swedish pioneer life on the shores of Lake Superior.
SPOONER, HARRY L. Bishop Hill: An Early Cradle of Liberty.
American-Scandinavian Review, 47:31—38 (March, 1959).
An account of the Jansonists in Illinois.
STEENSMA, ROBERT, Rølvaag and Turner’s Frontier Thesis.
North Dakota Quarterly, 27:100-104 (Autumn, 1959).
The author aims to show the relationship between Rølvaag’s
Giants in the Earth and Turner’s frontier thesis.
STOUTENBURG, ADRIEN, and BAKER, LAURA NELSON. Snowshoe Thompson.
New York, 1957. 216 p.
A biography in fiction form.
STBANDENÆS, T. Tidlig bosetning i Amerika. Nordmanns-forbundet,
54:95—98 (April, 1961).
An account of the first Norwegian settlers in various states.
TØNNESEN, ARTH. J. Rogsiendingen i borgerkrigen. Nordmanns-forbundet,
53:63—65 (March, 1960).
A biography of Porter C. Olson, a colonel in the Civil War.
Torskeklubben. Norwegian-American Technical Journal, 26 (July,
The activities of the "Codfish Club" since 1933.
TUFTE, THORSTEN E. Erindringer og oplevelser. Hallingen,
193:23 (December, 1960).
Tufte’s trip to Norway in 1914.
VANBERG, BENT. Nordmenn i U.S.A.’s borgerkrig. Nordmanns-forbundet,
54:88—90 (April, 1961).
A survey of Norwegian Americans in the Civil War. 
---------- Norwegian America Line History Highlights. Norwegian
America Line, 1910—1960, 6—26 (n.p., 1960).
The history of the shipping line.
WARLGREN, ERIK. The Case of the Kensington Rune Stone. American
Heritage, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 34, 101—105 (April, 1959).
The author’s interpretation of the Kensington Stone.
WEINTRAUS, HYMAN. Andrew Furuseth: Emancipator of the Seamen.
Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1959. 265 p.
Furuseth’s activities in the interests of sailors’ rights
and working conditions.
WOLLEBÆK, EINAR. Den norske byen i Alaska. Nordmanns-forbundet,
54:65 (March, 1961).
The story of several Norwegians who helped to develop the
fishing industry in Petersburg, Alaska.