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From the Archives
    by Charlotte Jacobson (Volume 27: Page 298)

"From the Archives," prepared by Beulah Folkedahl, was a feature in Volumes 21-25 of Studies. After her death in1971, materials have continued to accumulate, but processing was not resumed until 1974. The following report by the Associationís curator includes a selection from the papers recently catalogued.
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ANFINSEN, TORRES
His emigration papers together with United States citizenship papers and a letter written from Ottawa, Illinois, in 1851.

BERGE, GULBRAND O.
A typescript, "The Autobiography of Gulbrand O. Berge, 1827-1886." Mr. Berge was a farmer who came to America in 1848, settling near Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He served for a year in the Civil War.

BERGE, OTTO G.
Copy of "A History of Valders," a town near Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Otto Berge was a son of Gulbrand Berge.

BIØRN, EMIL
Scrapbook of clippings, programs of musical, dramatic, and other entertainment activities among the Scandinavians in Chicago, 1890-1900. Emil Biørn was a versatile musician and artist and the center of considerable cultural life.

BJORNDAL, MAGNUS
Papers of an engineer and manufacturer in New Jersey, who was a former president of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. These writings are chiefly concerned with his interest in the Norse discovery of America.

BLEGEN, THEODORE C.
Letters to Helen Thane Katz, his editorial assistant. While they deal chiefly with editorial details, they are lively and interesting, revealing the writerís personality.

BROSTE, OLE K.
Copy of a manuscript, "Coming to America, 1868," covering the journey from Romsdalen Valley in Norway to Brown County, Minnesota.

BRUFLOT, ARNFIN
Clippings and other papers about an immigrant poet. Mr. Bruflot emigrated in 1928 and engaged in many kinds of work. During the 1930s, he was editor of Western Viking and a contributor to other newspapers. At present he is on the editorial board of Ny Verd. He wrote three volumes of poetry in Ny Norsk that were published and well received in Norway.

BULL, STORM
A copybook of letters written by a Norwegian-born, Swiss-trained engineer who was a member of the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, 1879-1907. He was a nephew of Ole Bull, the violinist.

CAMP NIDAROS
Minutes of annual meetings, 1923-1971, of Camp Nidaros, a group of summer cottages owned largely by Lutheran pastors, together with historical sketches of the camp on Ottertail Lake, in Ottertail County, Minnesota.

CANUTESON, RICHARD
Clippings concerning the erection of a marker at Kendall, New York, commemorating the Slooper settlement there.

CHRISTOPHER, OLE C.
A manuscript, "The Norse American Adventure," containing information about Norwegian Americans in various fields, including many lesser known persons.

FEDDE, ELIZABETH
"Memoirs of Sister Elizabeth," as translated by P. J. Hertsgaard, covering her early career in Norway and in New York. Sister Elizabeth was a deaconess who established hospitals in Brooklyn and Minneapolis. Her "Diary, 1883-1888," appeared in Norwegian-American Studies and Records, Volume 20.

FETVEDT, ANUND OLSEN and SVEINUNG OLSEN
Copies of letters, 1868-1885, written by two Norwegian-born Minnesota farmers. The last letters are from Ottertail County, Minnesota.

FOSTVEIT, KNUT
Poems by a Norwegian-born amateur writer, who came to the United States in 1927. He worked at various trades in New Jersey and New York, but eventually became a farmer.

FROHLIN, JOHN
Bibliographical compilations regarding the voyages of the Vikings, with special reference to the discovery of America.

GIESKE, MILLARD L.
A typescript entitled "Heroes, Sagas, Politics: Knute Nelson, 1861-64."

GREVSTAD, MATHILDE BERG
A translation of the account of her parentsí journey from Norway to Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Red River Valley in 1861.

HENDRICKSON, HERMAN
Biographical sketches about Anders Emil Fridrichsen, the first Norwegian Lutheran pastor in Portland, Oregon, and about Gunder Herlofsen, an early settler in Kansas.

HILTON FAMILY
Copies of "America letters," 1847-1908, by members of the family to relatives at Hilton, Kløften Station, Ullensaker, Norway. The bulk of the letters are from Jacob Hilton, who lived at Socorro, New Mexico. Mention is made of August Hilton, the father of Conrad Hilton, but it is not clear what the exact connection was between the families.

HOLTER, SERAF B.
A pamphlet concerning the emigration of his grandparents from Nannestad, Norway, in 1862 and their first years in America. They came first to Koshkonong, Wisconsin, later to Fillmore County, Minnesota, and finally settled in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota.

IBSEN, JOHAN A. A.
A letter from the brother of Henrik Ibsen to his father, dated May 28, 1850, at Milwaukee, together with a translation by Theodore Jorgenson. Johan Ibsen lived for a time in Wisconsin, but set out for California and is supposed to have died while crossing the desert on the way to the gold fields.

IBSEN, NICHOLAI
Clippings about a second brother of Henrik Ibsen, who came to the United States and died near Estherville, Iowa, in 1888.

KAASA, HARRIS
Copy of a translation of Arne Garborgís Læraren.

KROGNESS, SAMSON MADSEN
Papers of a pioneer Lutheran clergyman who emigrated from Norway in 1866 and was active in the affairs of the Norwegian Augustana Synod and in the United Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving congregations in Illinois and Iowa. He occupied official positions in the church bodies and was a prolific letter writer, author, editor, and translator.

LINDBERG, DUANE R.
Copy of a paper, "ĎAmerican Salooní and ĎAmerican School.í"

KVAMME, VERA JOYCE FOX
The genealogy of Mrs. Kvamme in eleven volumes. Volume eleven lists descendants of Olav II, saint and king of Norway.

LJONE, ODDMUND
Typescript of Nybyggerne, three series of radio broadcasts about Norwegian emigrants. Mr. Ljoneís book, Mine tårerfløt rikelig, recently published in Norway, is based on the life of Gro Svendsen.

MIDELFORT, CHRISTIAN FREDRIK
Typescript of a study by a psychiatrist at the Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, Wisconsin, entitled "Non-Migration and Migration in Twenty-five Hundred Families," one of the purposes of which was "to throw light on the non-migratory families, their physical and mental illnesses."

NORMAN, AMANDUS
A pamphlet and a sermon by the successor to Kristofer Janson in Minneapolis and at Hanska, Minnesota.

NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS
Eight reels of microfilm of North Dakota newspapers.

ODLAND, GUNDER THEODORE
Diary of an emigrant from Stavanger to Dakota Territory in 1882. Up to the time of his marriage in 1888, Odland kept a detailed account of weather, expenses, travels, and work as a laborer and a farmer. One of the interesting features of the diary is the intermingling of English expressions with Norwegian, indicative of the gradual Americanization process.

OLSEN, NILS A.
Catalog of his papers prepared by James T. Steensvaag, Iowa State University Library. Olsen was connected with the Bureau of Agricultural Economics of the Department of Agriculture, 1925-1935.

OLSON, LUDWIG EDWARD
Biographical sketches of his two grandfathers. The first, "Grandpa Made Knives," is the story of Knut Langedal Olson, who came to the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, area in 1867. The second, "Grandpa Went to War," is the story of Samuel C. Onson, who came to Wisconsin in 1858 and served in Company B, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War.

PORTLAND, OREGON. SKANDINAVISK EVANGELISK LUTHERSKE KIRKE
Negative photostats of "Forhandlings-protocol . . . nedlagen den 19. April, 1871."

ROAN, CARL MARTIN
"The Immigrant Wagon," a book-length family history, chiefly of the authorís immigrant parents, who came to Bergen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota, in 1855, and in the 1880s moved to Todd County, near Alexandria. The author, who died in 1946, was a prominent physician in Minneapolis.

ROREM, EDWARD
Biography of a Lutheran clergyman, educator, and administrator, written by his grandson, Paul Edward Rorem.

SCHEFSTAD, JEREMIAS
Biography of a Norwegian-born violinist who came to Crookston, Minnesota, in 1888. After a period of study in Europe, he returned to Grand Forks, North Dakota, as a teacher and concert artist. The biography was written by Sam Fossland.

SIEWERS, KARL
Copy of "Expedition from Christiania," printed in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Alfred Collett Siewers, born in July, 1871. The papers also include letters, biographies, photographs, and facsimiles, centering around Lyder Siewers and his wife, Thrine Brandt Siewers.

SIMONSON, INGEBRET
Translation of a diary kept by an immigrant, 1870-1874, covering his last year in Norway and the first years at Hanley Falls, Minnesota.

SMELAND, H. G.
A pamphlet, "Reconstruction and Readjustment," outlining the authorís plan for reorganization of United States government and politics.

SØNNELAND, SIDNEY GAYLORD
Papers of a Norwegian-American physician who practiced in Los Angeles, California. In 1972 he established the S. G. Sønneland Foundation at the University of Oslo for the advancement of studies in the natural sciences. The papers include an extensive genealogy and xerox copies of two pages of the Trosner diary. Nils Trosner was a Norwegian sailor known as "Nelsonís skipper og Tordenskiolds matros." The Trosner name appears in the Sønneland genealogy.

SØRLANDET
Album with photographs of the training ship which made an expedition to Chicago in 1933 as a feature of the "Century of Progress" exposition. The papers also contain a pamphlet describing the journey, written by Magnus Andersen, who brought the ship across the Atlantic and to Chicago.

STAVSETH, REIDAR
Articles by a Norwegian journalist and editor, "I Midt-Vesten," which appeared in Adresseavisen, a newspaper published in Trondheim, Norway, featuring Norwegian Americans and their achievements in the Middle West.

STENBY, STENER M.
Photographs and clippings concerning the Lutheran clergyman who was president of the Eielsen Synod, 1902-1941.

STOYLEN, SIGVALD
Clippings about Norwegian-American writers. Mr. Stoylen is a first-generation Norwegian American engaged in teaching.

WIDEN, GUDRUN
Typescripts of two romantic novels: "Varden," a story from Norway, and "Why Donít They Go Home?," the experiences of an immigrant girl in Brooklyn.

WORKERSí LYCEUM, CHICAGO
Anniversary booklet covering the history of a workersí group in Chicago, associated with the American Socialist party, which had its own meeting place called Folkets Hus.

ADDITIONS TO PAPERS ALREADY IN THE ARCHIVES

AAKER FAMILY
Considerable material, including the Civil War letters of Lars K. Aaker and Andrew Scott (Groven).

BYGDELAGENE
Materials collected in connection with the publication of Odd S. Lovollís book, A Folk Epic: The Bygdelag in America. The Sognalag collection is extensive.

HAGEN, SIVERT
Family letters of a pioneer family in Chippewa County, Minnesota. Sivert Hagen earned a doctorís degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1900 and became a philologist and teacher of English. The letters are chiefly from the time when he was away at school.

ROLVAAG, OLE EDVART
Family papers which include clippings, correspondence, scrapbooks, and articles by and about Rølvaag. The most notable additions are his diary from 1896 and a draft of his projected autobiography, "The Romance of a Life." A rich resource is a large collection of letters that he wrote to his wife, Jennie Berdahl Rølvaag.

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