compiled by Rolf H. Erickson
with Norwegian listings by Johanna Barstad (Volume
32: Page 247)
*The compiler is grateful to Roger D. Sween,
Multitype Library Cooperation Specialist, Library Development
and Services, Minnesota Department of Education, for his invaluable
assistance in checking information and for adding a number
of items to the bibliography.
BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS
Alba, Richard D. Italian Americans: Into the Twilight
of Ethnicity. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1985. ix,
Almås, Reidar. Norwegian Farmers in the USA: A Contemporary
Report Based on the Stories of 36 Midwestern Families.
Santa Cruz, California, 1988. 71 pp.
And All Our Yesterdays. Book 2. Beldenville, Wisconsin,
1987. 62 pp. A collection of essays on the
history of Spring Valley, Wisconsin, many of which are about
Anderson, John Louis. Scandinavian Humor & Other Myths.
Minneapolis, 1986. 219 pp.
Presented as humor, this is also a perceptive
look at an often neglected aspect of immigrant culture.
Anderson, Philip J., ed. Amicus Dei: Essays on Faith and
Friendship Presented to Karl A. Olsson on His 75th Birthday.
Chicago, 1988. xviii, 293 pp.
A festschrift for a Swedish American who was
president of North Park College, Chicago. Includes fourteen
essays and a seventy-nine page bibliography titled “Published
and Unpublished Writings of Karl A. Olsson,” by Timothy J.
Årsskrift, Etne sogelang. 63, 1986. 103 pp.
This yearbook contains articles on emigration
from Sunnhordland and Nord-Rogaland to America by Nils Kolle,
Ståle Dryvik, Martin Gjersvik, Olaf Holen, Loren Osman,
and Ingvald Skålnes.
Beijbom, Ulf. Urvandrarna och Svensk-Amerika. Stockholm,
1986. 253 pp.
The emigration and Swedish America. A collection
of essays by a leading scholar in the field.
Betsinger, Signe T. Nielsen. Danish Immigrant Homes: Glimpses
from Southwestern Minnesota. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1986.
A well-illustrated catalog for an exhibition
held March 9-April 25, 1986, at the University of Minnesota.
Bjerke, Robert A. Manitowoc County 1872 Plat Map Index:
An Index of the Names on E. M. Harney’s Map of Manitowoc County
Wisconsin 1872. Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1985. 145 pp.
A useful tool for the local historian or genealogist
studying the large Norwegian settlements in this Wisconsin
Bliss, Patricia Lounsbury. Christian Petersen Remembered.
Ames, Iowa, 1986. 217 pp.
Reminiscences of students, colleagues, and
family of a sculptor who emigrated with his parents from Denmark
in 1894. Illustrated with 100 photographs of Petersen’s sculptures.
Bodnar, John E. The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants
in Urban America. Bloomington, Indiana, 1985. xxi, 294
The Bridge. 10, 2, 1987. 82 pp.
This issue consists of ten articles about Enok
Mortensen, the well-known authority on Danish-American history
Browning, Harley L. and Rodolfo O. de la Garza, eds. Mexican
Immigrants and Mexican Americans: An Evolving Relation.
Austin, Texas, 1986. 256 pp.
A collection of twelve essays. “written principally
by sociologists from the University of Texas at Austin,” which
“focuses on distinctions and differences between individuals
of Mexican origin who were born in the United States and Mexican-born
legal and illegal immigrants”
Christensen, Elisabeth Riber and John Pedersen, compilers.
Bibliografi over dansk-amerikansk Udvandrerhistorie.
Aalborg Denmark, 1986. 243 pp.
A bibliography on Danish emigration from 1840
to 1920 and Danish-American history to 1983.
Christianson, Erik, compiler. Symra Index 1905-1914.
[Decorah, Iowa, 1987]. 12 pp.
Clark, Dennis. Hibernia America: The Irish and Regional
Cultures. Westport, Connecticut, 1986. xix, 213 pp.
“A major contribution to Irish-American and
ethnic historiography. Clark is primarily concerned with how
the Irish adapted to America and how the American experience
influenced their character.”
Damm, Jens and Anette, and Stig Thornsohn, eds. The Dream
of America. Translated by Hanne Ejsing Jorgensen and Daniel
McCarthy. Viborg, Denmark, 1986. 140 pp.
The exhibit by this name about Danish-American
life was the inspiration and basis for this book of seventeen
Daniels, Roger, Sandra C. Taylor, and Harry H. L. Kitano,
eds. Japanese Americans: From Relocation to Redress.
Salt Lake City, 1986. 216 pp.
Some thirty essays on Japanese Americans, ‘focusing
on their wartime relocation.”
Draxten, Nina. The Testing of M. Falk Gjertsen. Northfield,
Minnesota, 1988. 134 pp.
The involvement of a Minneapolis Lutheran minister
in a sexual scandal which threatened to destroy his career.
Published as volume four in the Topical Studies series by
the Norwegian-American Historical Association.
Dyrvik, Ståle and Nils Kolie, eds. Ett bildare tilvere?
Drivkrefter og motiv i den tid legaste utvandringa frå
Hordaland og Sogn og Fjordane. Voss, 1986. 215 pp.
Motivational forces in the earliest emigration
from Hordland and Sogn and Fjordane. Twelve papers about emigration
from Hordaland and Sogn and Fjordane given at a seminar in
conjunction with the 150th anniversary of emigration from
Voss held in Voss, April 18-20, 1986.
Eide, Harald. The Norwegian: A Rollicking Tale of Wild
Trails and the Lure of Gold. Edmonds, Washington, 1982.
Fiction first published in 1975 under the title
The Alaska Adventures of a Norwegian Cheechako
Fåberg og Lillehammer. 7, 1986. 178 pp.
This issue, with the title “Utvandringen,”
deals with emigration from Fåberg and Lillehammer to
Gerrard, Nelson S. The Icelandic Heritage. Arborg,
Manitoba, Canada, 1986. 127 pp.
A general history of the Icelandic people with
a chapter on emigration to America.
Gilseth, Margaret Chrislock. Julia’s Children: A Norwegian
Immigrant Family in Minnesota. St. Charles, Minnesota,
1987. 443 pp.
“Although the focus is on the second generation,
we become involved in three generations from the 1870s to
World War II.” Foreword by Carl H. Chrislock.
Greene, Victor R. American Immigrant Leaders, 1800-1910:
Marginality and Identity. Baltimore, 1987. xii, 181 pp.
“The chapter on the Norwegians and Swedes invites
the reader to revise sonic old ideas.”
Hale, Frederick. Their Own Saga. Minneapolis, 1986.
Letters written by Scandinavian immigrants
in the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and
several other countries in the years from the 1880s until
Hamre, James S. Georg Sverdrup: Educator, Theologian,
Churchman, Northfield, Minnesota, 1986. 218 pp.
Published as volume one in the Biographical
Series of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.
Hasund, Knut J. and Asbjørn Waage. Ulstein og Hareid
i Amerika. Ulsteinvik, Norway. 1986. 271 pp.
Summary in English.
Hernt, William R. Stef: A Biography of Vilhjalmur Stefansson,
Canadian Arctic Explorer. Vancouver, 1986. 317 pp.
Hoerder, Dirk , ed. Labor Migration in the Atlantic Economies:
The European and North American Working Classes During the
Period of Industrialization. Westport, Connecticut, 1985.
Hong, Margot Hojfors. Olånningar över haven.
Utvandring från Oland 1840-1930. Uppsala, 1986.
Emigration from the island of Öland, Sweden,
1840-1930. Published as number 143 of the series. Studia Historica
Hought, Anna Guttormsen with Florence Ekstrand. Anna.
Seattle, Washington, 1986. 142 pp.
Autobiography of a girl from Oslo who settled
in northern Montana.
Johansson, Anders. Amerika. Dröm eller mardröm.
Stockholm, 1985. 235 pp.
America - dream or nightmare? A series of interviews
with Swedish Immigrants to America, largely after World War
I. The book has come under criticism for its biases.
Jonassen, Christen T. Value Systems amid Personality in
a Western Civilization: Norwegians in Europe and America.
Columbus, Ohio, 1983. xvii, 357 pp.
Jordan, Terry G. American Log Buildings: An Old World
Heritage. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1985. x, 193 pp.
An attempt to resolve the debate over the European
antecedents of American log technology with field research
in the Alps and southwestern Germany, southern Finland, Soviet
Karelia, Sweden, and Norway.
Jordahl, Leigh and Harris Kaasa. Stability amid Change:
Luther College in its Second Century. Decorah, Iowa, 1986.
Kaplan, Anne R., Marjorie A. Hoover, and Willard B. Moore.
The Minnesota Ethnic Food Book. St. Paul, Minnesota,
1986. 449 pp.
Fourteen essays and more than 150 authentic
recipes documenting traditional foods and foodways of fourteen
Keillor, Garrison. Lake Wobegon Days. New York, 1985.
Fiction featuring an imaginary town peopled
with German and Norwegian immigrants, much of which was first
heard on Minnesota Public Radio’s program. “A Prairie Home
Keillor, Garrison. Leaving Home. New York, 1987, 244
A collection of Lake Wobegon stories.
Keillor, Steven J. Hjalmar Petersen of Minnesota: The
Politics of Provincial Independence, St. Paul, Minnesota
1987. xii, 342 pp.
A biography of a politician who rose to prominence
in Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party and served briefly as governor
following the death in office of Floyd B. Olson.
Kirn, Mary Em and Sherry Case Maurer. Hårute - Out
Here: Swedish Immigrant Artists in Midwest America: An Exhibition
of Works from Augustana College and the Quad Cities Community.
Rock Island, Illinois, 1983, 144 pp.
A well-illustrated exhibition catalog with
Kolltveit, Bård. Amerikabåtene. Oslo,
1984, 112 pp.
The passenger ships of the Norwegian America
Line brought immigrants from Norway to America.
Knudsen, Knud . Beretning om en reise fra Drammen I Norge
til New York i Nord-Amerika. Drammen, 1986. xxi, 27 pp.
Facsimile edition of a work originally published
in Drammen in 1840.
Kongslien, Ingeborg Ragnhild. Drammen omn fridom og jord.
Ein studie i skandinaviske emigrantromaner. Oslo, 1986.
A study of Scandinavian emigrant novels by
Johan Boyer, Ole E. Rølvaag. Wilhelm Moberg, and Alfred
Kvelstad, Ragnvald, ed. Poulsbo: Its First Hundred Years.
Poulsbo, Washington, 1986. 300 pp.
Kverndal, Roald. Seaman’s Missions: Their Origin and Early
Growth. Pasadena, California, 1986. 936 pp.
Includes information about Norwegian merchant
seamen’s missions in the United States.
Laird. Helen. Carl Oscar Borg & the Magic Region:
Artist of the American West. Salt Lake City, 1986. xvi,
Includes 125 illustrations. 40 in color.
Lee, Robert Lloyd. Fever Saga. Minneapolis, 1985,
A fictionalized account of the life of Thrond
Helgeson Opdahl (1847-1898), a Norwegian-American pioneer
Leiren, Terje I Marcus Thrane: A Norwegian Radical in
America . Northfield, Minnesota, 1987. 167 pp.
Published as volume two in the Biographical
Series of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.
Leirfall, Jon. Old Tunes in Norway. Translated by
C. A. Clausen. Oslo, 1986. 126 pp. Introduction
by Odd S. Lovoll.
Lindahl, Sharon L. Through Norwegian Eyes: Paintings by
Christian Midjo 1880-1973. Ithaca, New York, 1986. [24
An exhibition catalog with a biography of an
artist from Trondheim, who taught at Cornell University. 17
Lovoll, Odd S. A Century of Urban Life: The Norwegians
in Chicago before 1930. Northfield, Minnesota, 1988. 367
Lovoll, Odd S., ed Norwegian-American Studies. Vol.
31. Northfield, Minnesota, 1986. 347 pp.
Published by the Norwegian-American Historical
Association. The contents are listed individually by authors
in the following section on articles. The volume contains
twelve articles largely devoted to immigrant life in America’s
great cities and published “In Honor of C. A. Clausen on His
Lowell, Briant Lindsay. Scandinavian Exodus: Demography
and Social Development of 19th-Century Rural Communities.
Boulder, Colorado, 1987. xxiii, 262 pp.
Magee, Joan. A Scandinavian Heritage: 200 Years of Scandinavian
Presence in the Windsor-Detroit Border Region. Toronto,
1985. 128 pp.
Published as volume three in the Dundurn Local
Mayer, George H, The Political Career of Floyd B. Olson.
St. Paul, Minnesota, 1987. 329 pp.
A Minnesota politician who forged Minnesota’s
successful Farmer-Labor coalition during the 1920s and became
the state’s governor from 1931 to 1936. First issued in 1951,
this edition has an introduction by Russell W. Fridley.
McCree, Barbro Persson. John Sjolander: The Poet of Cedar
Bayou. Austin, Texas, 1987. xi, 185 pp.
A biography and anthology of the poetry of
John Sjolander (1851-1939), who came to Texas from Sweden
in 1871 and worked as a truck gardener while writing poetry.
Miller, Sally M., ed, The Ethnic Press in the United States,
New York, 1987, 459 pp.
Twenty-seven ethnic presses are described:
included are “The Norwegian-American Press” by Arlow W. Andersen;
“The Swedish Press” by Ulf A, Beijbom; “The Finnish Press”
by William Hoglund; and “The Danish Press” by Marion Tuttle
Mission of Mercy . . . Women of Action. Park Ridge,
Illinois, 1985. 39 pp.
A brief history of the deaconess movement in
Chicago and the Norwegian Lutheran Deaconess Society of Chicago
established in 1896.
Mohl, Raymond A. and Neil Betten. Steel City: Urban and
Ethnic Patterns in Gary, Indiana, 1906-1950. New York,
1986. 227 pp.
Mormino, Gary Ross. Immigrants on the Hill: Italian-Americans
in St. Louis, 1882-1982. Urbana, Illinois, 1986. xi, 289
Natvik, Hallvard. Frå husmann til borgar: To slekterfrå
Nadvik i Sogn. Utvandrarar 1845-1976/From dependence to freedom:
Two family groups from Nadvik in the district of Sogn. Emigrants
1845-1976. Volda, Norway . 203 pp.
New Sweden: the 350th Anniversary of the Settlement of
the Swedes and Finns in Delaware. Newark, Delaware, 1988,
“An Exhibition Catalog with an Introduction
by John A. Monroe; Entries Compiled by Gary E. Yela.” Published
by the University of Delaware Library for an exhibition March
1-July 15, 1988.
Nordstrom, Byron J., ed, Dictionary of Scandinavian History.
Westport, Connecticut, 1986. xix, 703 pp.
A work “intended for the entrance level historian.”
Norman, Hans and Harald Rundblom. Transatlantic Connections:
Nordic Migration to the New World after 1800. Oslo .
Nygaard, Kaare, Knife, Life and Bronzes: Sculpture and
Vignettes. Scarsdale, New York, 1986. 192 pp.
Autobiographical writing by a Norwegian-American
sculptor, surgeon, and humanist born in Lillehammer. Illustrations
and background on 44 sculptures.
Prouty, Andrew Mason, More Deadly Than War! Pacific Coast
Logging, 182 7-1981, New York, 1985. 252 pp.
Rasmussen, Rasmus Elias. “Viking” from Norway to America.
Translated by Helen Fletre. Chicago, 1984. 95 pp.
A partial translation of “Viking” fra Norge
til Amerika, an account of the sailing of the Viking from
Norway to the Colombian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, which
was published in 1894.
Rockaway, Robert A. The Jews of Detroit: From the Beginning,
1762-1914. Detroit, 1986. xi, 162 pp.
Rølvaag, Ole E. I de dage. Riketgrunnlegges. Peder
Seier. Den signede dag. Oslo, 1987. 836 pp.
A new Norwegian edition of Rølvaag’s
immigrant trilogy. Four volumes published in one in the series
Rosendahl, Peter. More Han Ola og Han Per. Edited
by Einar Haugen and Joan N. Buckley. Iowa City, 1988. xxvi,
The remaining comic strips not included in
the first collection published in 1984. A bilingual edition.
Rosholt, Malcolm. From the Indian Land: First-Hand Account
of Central Wisconsin’s Pioneer Life. Iola, Wisconsin,
1985. iv, 348 pp.
A history of the Scandinavian settlements in
Waupaca county with a translation by Rosholt of pertinent
stories from the second volume of Thor Helgesen’s Fra “Indianernes
Lande” og andre steder i Wisconsin.
Rundblom, Harald and Dag Blanck, eds. Scandinavia Overseas:
Patterns of Cultural Transformation in North America and Australia.
Uppsala, 1986. 145 pp.
Published as number seven of the series Uppsala
Multiethnic Papers, it contains the papers delivered at a
seminar at Uppsala University, October 18, 1984.
Rutzebeck, Hjalmar. Alaska Man’s Luck and Other Works.
Compiled and edited by Clark Branson. Santa Barbara, California,
1988. 610 pp.
Rutzebeck (1889-1980) was a Danish immigrant
and adventurer who became a legend in his own time in Alaska.
Sande, Lars Chr., ed. De som dro ut. Stavanger, 1986.
An abridged edition of the same title published
in 1975. Articles about the Norwegian migration to America
with an emphasis on Rogaland.
Sande, Lars Chr. Norsemen Follow the Trail. Translated
by Rosalie Rayburn. Stavanger, 1986. 160 pp.
A translation of De som dro ut listed above.
Scandinavian Literature in a Transcultural Context.
Edited by Sven H. Rossel and Birgitta Steene. Seattle, 1986.
Papers from the XV IASS Conference, University
of Washington, August 12-18, 1984.
Sherman, William C. and Playford V. Thorson, eds. Plains
Folk: North Dakota’s Ethnic History, Fargo, 1988. 419
Simonson, Harold P. Prairies Within: The Tragic Trilogy
of Ole Rølvaag. Seattle, 1987. vii, 103 pp.
Beret, the central figure of Giants in the
Earth, Peder Victorious, and Their Fathers’ God, is examined
in establishing Rølvaag’s portrayal of the immigrant
Skårdal, Dorothy Burton and Ingeborg R. Kongslien.
Essays on Norwegian-American Literature and History.
Oslo, 1986. 375 pp.
Twenty-six papers given at a seminar held in
Oslo, June 26-30, 1984, published by NAHA-Norway, the American
Institute, University of Oslo, and the International Summer
School, the University of Oslo.
Skuggevik, Dordi Glærum. Utvandrings historie fra
Nordmøre. Stangvik og Surnadal prestegjeld. Surnadal,
Norway, 1986. 460 pp.
Emigration history from Nordmøre. Summary
Steiner, Dale R. Of Thee We Sing: Immigrants and American
History. San Diego, 1987. 259 pp.
The life of Norwegian-American Gro Svendsen
is presented in chapter 8.
Strøm, Elm and Wenche Herwig. Norwegians to America.
Oslo, 1984. 80 pp.
Book prepared for the “Promise of America”
exhibit when it opened in Oslo in June, 1984.
Swierenga, Robert P., ed. The Dutch in America: Immigration,
Settlement, amid Cultural Change. New Brunswick, New Jersey,
1985. xv, 303 pp.
Thirteen papers on Dutch immigration presented
at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in the fall of 1982.
Thompson, Harry F., Arthur R. Huseboe, and Sandra Olsen Looney,
eds. A Common Land, a Diverse People: Ethnic Identity on
the Prairie Plains. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1987. 190
Upton, Dell, ed. America’s Architectural Roots: Ethnic
Groups That Built America. Washington, D.C., 1986. 193
Included are essays on the Danes by Thomas
Carter, the Finns by Matti Kaups, the Norwegians by Darrell
D. Henning, and the Swedes by Lena Andersson-Palmquist.
von Holt, Ida Elizabeth Knudsen. Stories of Long Ago:
Niiliua, Kauai, Oahu. Honolulu, Hawaii, 1985. 158 pp.
A revised edition of the stories of Mrs. von
Holt (1868-1941). Included is an essay on Valdemar Knudsen,
the author’s father, who emigrated from Oslo to the United
States in the I 850s and later settled in the kingdom of Hawaii.
Weatherford, Doris. Foreign and Female: Immigrant Women
in America, 1840-1930. New York, 1986. 288 pp.
Contains numerous references to Danish, Norwegian,
and Swedish immigrants.
Wefald, Knud. Dikt i Samling: Selected Poetry. Edited
by Øyvind Tveitereid Gulliksen. [Porsgrunn], Norway,
1987. 120 pp.
Twenty-nine poems by a noted Norwegian-American
poet (1869-1936), five in English.
Wheeler, Wayne. An Analysis of Social Change in a Swedish-Immigrant
Community: The Case of Lindsborg, Kansas. New York, 1986.
Wretlind, Eric. A Swedish City Directory of Boston 1881.
Translated and edited with notes by Nils William Olsson. Winter
Park, Florida, 1985. 78 pp.
Andersen, Arlow W. “Danish Methodists in the United States.”
The Bridge, 10,1: 20-38 (1987).
Andersen, Arlow W. “The Haymarket Affair and the Norwegian
Immigrant Press.” Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 97-112
A survey of contemporary Norwegian-American
press opinion on a significant event in the American labor
Andersen, Arlow W. “Reflections on Denmark As It Was, and
Emigration to America.” The Bridge, 9,1: 17-35 (1986).
Anderson, Alan B. “Scandinavian Settlements in Saskatchewan:
Migration History and Changing Ethnocultural Identity.” Scandinavian-Canadian
Studies: Etudes Scandinaves au Canada, 2: 89-113 (1986).
Anderson, Lorna. “Telelaget i USA.” Telemark Historie,
8: 54-60 (1987).
The society of emigrants and their descendants
from Telemark in the United States.
Andersson-Palmquist, Lena. “Buildings on Swedish-American
Farms in Two Minnesota Communities.” The Swedish-American
Historical Quarterly, 38, 1: 13-28 (January, 1987).
Bakken, Reidar. “Grøneriet ved Teksle-bottornen; eksempel
på norskamerikansk bygningshistorie i Iowa.” Norveg,
30: 127-147 (1987).
With English summary. The granary at Teksle-bottom.
An example of Norwegian-American building in Iowa. The granary
is now at the Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Hamar, Norway.
Bakken, Reidar. “En solungs amerikanske hus; tilpasninger
til kultur og naturmiljø.” Nytt omn gammalt. Glomndalsmuseets
årbok, 1986, 69-87.
The article is based on a study of a timber
house now at the Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Hamar, which was
built in Norman, North Dakota. in 1871 by Peder Borderud,
an emigrant from Grue in Solør.
Barton, H. Arnold. “Bibliography of Articles Published, 1950-1985.”
The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 37, 1: 3-33
Barton, H. Arnold. “Måns Jakob’s Grindstone, or Documentary
Sources arid the Transference of Swedish Material Culture
to North America.” The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly,
38, 1: 29-40 (January, 1987).
Beatty, William K. “The Jens Nyholm Papers.” The Bridge,
8, 2: 60-68 (1985).
Jens Nyholm from Denmark was Northwestern’s
University Librarian from 1944-1968 and his extensive papers
are preserved in the University Archives.
Beijbom, Ulf A. “From Sweden to America.” Scandinavian
Review, 73, 4: 93-103 (Winter, 1983).
Beijbom, Ulf A. “The Swedish Emigrants’ Liverpool.” The
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 38, 3: 97-1 16
Betsinger, Signe Nielsen. “The Danish Immigrant.” The
Bridge, 9, 1: 5-16 (1986).
A recounting of the establishment of the Danish
Immigrant Museum Committee and the decision not to establish
a central Danish-American Archives but to rely on the Danish
Immigrant Archival Listing (DIAL).
Bjaaland, Pat. “Meet Dik Browne the Wonderful, Creator of
Hagar the Horrible.” The Norseman, 27, 6: 22-25 (November,
An American cartoonist has created a comic
strip about a Norwegian Viking which has proved popular with
Norwegians and Norwegian Americans alike.
Bjårnson, Valdimar. “Preserving Tradition: The Icelandic-Americans.”
Scandinavian Review, 73, 4: 73-79 (Winter, 1985).
Blanck, Dag. “History at Work: The 1888 New Sweden Jubilee.”
The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 39, 2: 5-20
Cartwright, Carol Lohry. “Rock Island: The Personification
of Chester H. Thordarson.” Wisconsin Magazine of History,
69, 3: 211-227 (Spring, 1986).
A wealthy Chicago electrical inventor and businessman,
born in Iceland, designed and supervised the construction
of six unusual stone buildings on his estate on Rock Island,
Door county, Wisconsin. His book collection was acquired by
the University of Wisconsin after his death and forms part
of the library’s history of science collection.
Chrislock, Carl H. “Profile of a Ward Boss: The Political
Career of Lars M. Rand.” Norwegian-American Studies,
31: 35-72 (1986).
Rand, a Norwegian-American Minneapolis politician,
was able to advance politically by responding to the divisions,
needs, and interests within his constituency, the sixth ward.
Christensen, Carl Christian Anton. “By Handcart to Utah.”
Translated by Richard L. Jensen. Nebraska History,
66, 4: 333-348 (Winter, 1985).
Reminiscences by a Danish immigrant artist
who made the trek to Salt Lake City in 1857.
Christianson, J. R. “Early Landscape Mimics European Model.”
Luther, 21, 2: 5 (April, 1986); “Luther Campus: monument
to prairie school. ”Luther, 21, 3: 7-8 (August, 1986);
“Recultivating Luther’s ‘Symbolic Prairies’.” Luther,
22, 1: 10 (January, 1987).
A history of Danish-American Jens Jensen’s landscaping work
on the Luther College campus, Decorah, Iowa, with a proposal
to restore the original plan and extend it.
Christianson, J. R. “Jens Jensen and the Prairie School Campus
of Luther College.” The Palimpsest, 67, 4: 130-140
Christianson, J. R. “Marcus Lee Hansen Returns to his Roots.”
The Bridge, 10, 1: 67-81 (1987).
Clausen, C. A. “Some Recent Publications.” Norwegian-American
Studies, 31:305-316 (1986).
A listing of books and articles, published
largely during the years 1982-1985, dealing with immigration
Cleven, Harry T. “A. B. Wilse: Immigrant With a Camera.”
The Norseman, 26, 3: 19 (July, 1986).
Anders Beers Wilse (1865-1949) of Flekkefjord
learned the photography trade in the United States between
1884 and 1900 and returned to Norway to become a successful
Daniels, Roger. “Japanese America, 1930-1941: An Ethnic Community
in the Great Depression.” Journal of the West, 24,
4: 35-49 (October, 1985).
Draxten, Nina. “Laurits Stavnheim.” The Sons of Norway
Viking, 82, 12: 434-435, 456 (December, 1985).
A biographical sketch of one of the early officers
of the Sons of Norway in Minneapolis.
Erickson, Rolf H. “Norwegian-American Artists’ Exhibitions
Described in Checklists and Catalogs.” Norwegian-American
Studies, 31: 283-304 (1986).
Art exhibitions were urban phenomena in Norwegian-American
life. Six illustrations.
Erickson, Rolf H. and Nils William Olsson. “Scandinavian
Physicians in Chicago 1887-1912.” Swedish-American Genealogist,
6, 1: 1-12 (March, 1986).
Ericson, Kathryn. “Triple Jeopardy: The Muus vs. Muus Case
in Three Forums.” Minnesota History, 50, 8: 298-308
The divorce case of Pastor B. J. Muus and his
wife, Oline, gained wide attention.
Fagerhaug, Tore. “Ola J. Rise.” Bøgda vår.
Årsskrift far lokalhistorie, 1987, 4-10.
During his stay in America, 1899-1909, Rise
published a book and wrote poems for Norwegian-American periodicals
Fink, Deborah. “Anna Oleson: Rural Family and Community in
Iowa, 1880-1920.” Annals of Iowa, 48: 5-6, 251-263
Anna Ravnaas Oleson of Strand, Norway, became
a central figure in a Friends settlement in O’Brien county,
Fløystad, Ingeborg. “Kvinnene i (det ville) Vesten:
En gren av amerikanske kvinners historie og norske immigrantkvinners
plass i den.” Historisk Tidsskrift, 66, 2: 209-222
Women in the (wild) West. A survey of literature
about this part of the history of American women and about
the role Norwegian immigrant women played in it.
Foss, Hans A. “The Pioneer’s Christmas.” Translated by Sigvald
Stoylen. The Sons of Norway Viking, 83, 12: 484-485
Friedman, Philip S. “The Danish Community of Chicago.” The
Bridge, 8, 1: 5-95 (1985).
Furman, Anastasia. “What Was the Yeppo of Yesteryear?” Winchester
Academy Round Table, 1986, 25-28.
An account of a Norwegian-American outdoor
Gaukstad, Even. “Utvandrerne og det Norge de forlot.” Maihaugen,
The exhibit by this name about the emigrants
and the country they left is described in text and pictures.
Gilbertson, Donald E. “Norwegian Antiques: Recognition of
a Rich Wisconsin Heritage.” Antique Review, September,
A well-illustrated article discussing items
brought from Norway by immigrants, articles constructed by
immigrants to furnish their homes, and articles imported for
Gjerde, Jon. “Conflict and Community: a Case Study of the
Immigrant Church in the United States. ” Journal of Social
History, 19, 4: 68 1-697 (Summer, 1986).
Gjersvik, Martin. “Karmøys rolle i utvandringen til
Amerika.” Ætt og heim. Lokalhistorisk årbok
for Rogaland, 1986, 153-164.
The island of Karmøy’s impact on emigration
Gladhaug, Ole A. “Fra Valdres til Alaska - Historien om Mikkel
Gladhaug.” Sagn og Soge i Søndre Ourdahl, 1986,
An emigrant from South Aurdal, Valdres, first
settled in Wisconsin in 1866, later explored in the West,
went on to seek gold in Alaska in the I 890s, and died in
Wyoming in 1901.
Grindal, Gracia. “Linka Preus’ Sketches of Iowa.” The
Palimpsest, 67, 4: 118-129 (July/August, 1986).
The wife of Herman Preus, pioneer pastor of
the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, sketched for her own amusement
between 1858 and 1866 and left a remarkable record of her
life. Thirteen illustrations.
Gulliksen, Øyvind T. “Amerikabrev i Telemark,” Telemark
Historie, 8: 7-23 (1987).
Gulliksen, Øyvind T. “In Defense of a Norwegian-American
Culture: Waldemar Ager’s Sons of the Old Country.” American
Studies in Scandinavia, 19, 1: 39-52 (1987).
Gulliksen, Øyvind T. “Rui-folket frå Kilen i
Kviteseid reiser til Amerika.” Årbok for Telemark,
32: 21-41 (1986).
Gullikson, Øyvind T. and Carla R. Waal. “Peder Kristoffersen
Waal; En utvandrer fra Notodden.” Notodden historielag
årsskrift, 4: 66-77 (1986).
Gunderson, Ida. “Dagbok fra en reise med prærievogn
fra Mitchell County i Iowa till Chippewa County i Minnesota
høsten 1899.” Solør-Odal, 9, 6, no. 2:
Hallberg, Carl V. “Nineteenth-Century Colorado Through Swedish
Eyes.” The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 36,2:
112-132 (April, 1985).
Hanson, Henry. “Yankee from Småland: An Immigrant Saga.”
The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 36, 2: 133-144.
A biography of the senior Henry Hanson, the
author’s father, who emigrated to Middletown, Connecticut,
where he worked as a machinist and took an active part in
church and community affairs.
Harvey, Anne-Charlotte and Richard H. Hulan. “‘Teater, Visafton
och Bal’: The Swedish-American Road Show in Its Heyday.” The
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 37, 3: 126-141
Haugen, Einar. “‘Dear Sara Alelia’: An Episode in Rølvaag’s
Life.” Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 269-282 (1986).
Hitherto unknown correspondence between the
Norwegian-American novelist and Marie Halling Swensen of Norway.
Heyerdahl, Johan Fr. “Arley Bjella: Norsk ess i Minneapolis.”
The Norseman, 27, 5: N-4-5 (September, 1987).
An interview with the retiring president of
Higham, John. “The Mobilization of Immigrants in Urban America.”
Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 3-33 (1986).
A review of the scholarly debate about the
immigrant’s impact of urban America.
"History of the Leif Erikson Statue in Boston.” Norway
Times/Nordisk Tidende, October 8, 1987, 5, 7.
The statue, the first of Leif Ericson to be
erected in the United States, is 100 years old.
Hoglund, A. William. “Finnish-Americans and Their Disappearing
Immigrant Generation.” Scandinavian Review, 73, 4:
62-71 (Winter, 1985).
Jacobson, Charlotte, “From the Archives.” Norwegian-American
Studies, 31: 317-323 (1986).
A listing, with brief analyses, of recent acquisitions
by the Archives of the Norwegian-American Historical Association,
Jensen, Karl. “Karl Jensen’s Diary.” Winchester Academy
Round Table, 1986, 3-23.
A translation of a diary written by a Dane
from Jutland during his journey to America in 1903.
Jenswold, John R. “‘I Live Well, But . . . ‘: Letters from
Norwegians in Industrial America.” Norwegian-American Studies,
31: 113-129 (1986).
Documentation of the experiences of Norwegian
immigrant workers in the 1890s.
Jenswold, John R. “In Search of a Norwegian-American Working
Class.” Minnesota History, 50, 2: 63-70 (Summer, 1986).
Originally published in Norwegian in Samtiden,
93, 3: 9-17 (1985).
Jenswold, John R. “The Missing Dimension: The Historiography
of the Urban Norwegian Immigrants.” The Immigration History
Newsletter, 18, 1: 4-7 (May, 1986).
Jonassen, Christen T. “The Norwegian Heritage in Urban America:
Conflict and Cooperation in a Norwegian Immigrant Community.”
Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 73-95 (1986).
Transplanted ethnic value systems and attitudes,
as well as American patterns, influenced behavior and produced
both conflict and cooperation in the Norwegian Brooklyn community.
Johnson, Emeroy, “Early History of Chisago Lake Reexamined.”
The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 39, 1: 215-225
Klevstrand, Rolf. “Norske farmasøyter i USA.” Norges
apotekerforenings tidsskrift, 90: 303-305 (1982); 92:
233-236 (1984); 93: 257-262 (1985); 94: 244-247 (1986); 95:
A series of five articles on Norwegian immigrant
pharmacists in the United States, with summaries in English:
(1) Albert Bellerud (1849-1921); (2) Peter Olivarmus Bugge
(1875-1970); (3) Norwegian pharmacists in Chicago; (4) Norwegian
pharmacists in Minneapolis; (5) views on American pharmacy.
Kongslien, Ingeborg R. “Fiction as Interpretation of the Emigrant
Experience: The Novels of Johan Bojer, O. E. Rølvaag,
Vilhelm Moberg and Alfred Hauge.” American Studies in Scandinavia,
18,2: 83-92 (1986).
Kongslien, Ingeborg Ragnhild. "Fiction as interpretation
of the Emigrant experience: The Novels of Johan Boyer, Ole
E. Rølvaag, Wilhelm Moberg, and Alfred Hauge."
American Studies in Scandinavia, 18, 2: 83-92 (1986)
Kongslien, Ingeborg R. “‘Härborta - därhemma’:
The Emigration Process as Depicted by O. E. Rølvaag,
Vilhelm Moberg, and Alfred Hauge.” Scandinavian Literature
in a Transcultural Context, Rossel and Steene, eds. 267-270.
[Langton, Charles.] “Minnekirken, a Norwegian Landmark.”
Norwegian-American Museum Newsletter, 22, 1: [1, 8]
Minnekirken is the last surviving Norwegian-language
church in Chicago.
Larsen, Karl. “Sketches of My Life.” The Bridge, 9,
2: 29-42 (1986).
A Danish immigrant worked as a commercial artist
Larsson, Evert A. “Pastor Eric Biörck and the Revival
of Swedish Religious Life in the Delaware Valley.” The
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 36, 2: 83-92 (April,
An account of the efforts of a Swedish pastor
in the 1690s.
Liestman, Daniel. “The Chinese in the Black Hills, 1876-1932.”
Journal of the West, 27, 1: 74-83 (January, 1988).
A small but significant number of Chinese were
lured by the gold rush in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory
but, because of white resentment against their mining of gold,
instead provided services to the miners with laundries and
Lindquist, Emory. “Sweden’s Search for Answers: The Emigration
Survey, Then and Now.” The Swedish-American Historical
Quarterly, 37, 4: 159-173 (October, 1986).
A reflection on the impact of the study authorized
by the Swedish Parliament and issued between 1907-1913.
Lovoll, Odd S. “On Being a Norwegian-American in the 1980s.”
Scandinavian Review, 73, 4: 80-91 (Winter, 1985).
Lovoll, Odd S. “Washington Posten: A Window on a Norwegian-American
Urban Community.”Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 163-186
The role of the immigrant press in the Norwegian
community of Seattle.
MacLeish, William H. “New England fishermen battle the winter
ocean on Georges Bank.” Smithsonian, 16, 2: 105-116
Adapted from Oil and Water: The Struggle for
Georges Bank (Boston, 1985). Norwegian-American fishermen
from New Bedford, Massachusetts, give interviews.
Magnusson, Brian. “Olof Grafström: An Immigrant Artist
Portrays the Early Pacific Northwest, 1886-1890.” The Swedish-American
Historical Quarterly, 37, 2: 42-59 (April, 1986).
Mamen, Hans Christian. “Fra Vestfold til Vesterheimen i litt
om Amerika-emigrasjonen fra Jarlsberg og Larvik Amt.” Vestfoldminne,
Metcalf, Michael F. “Letters from the Delaware, I: The Rev.
Erick Bjorck, March 22, 1698.” The Swedish-American Historical
Quarterly, 39, 1: 195-214 (January, 1988).
Miller, Deborah L. “Minneapolis Picture Album, 1870-1935:
Images of Norwegians in the City.” Norwegian-American Studies,
31: 131-162 (1986).
Moen, Per. “Norsk språk i USA idag - fins det?” The
Norseman, 28, 1: N-6 (January, 1988).
Article on Norwegian language in the United
States today, based on interviews in Iowa, Minnesota, North
Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Mørner, Magnus. “The Swedish Migrants to Texas.” The
Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 38, 2: 49-74 (April,
Mosbæk, Ludvig. “A Transplanted Dane Looks Back on
Translated by Edith Kilgren, abridged and edited by Olga S.
Opfell. The Bridge, 10, 1: 39-66 (1987).
Muehlberg, Julie. “Round Robin Celebrates Centennial Flight.”
The Sons of Norway Viking, 82, 7: 221-223 (July, 1985).
The descendants of Abel and Cathrine Anderson’s
nine children (Rasmus Bjørn Anderson of Madison was
one) keep alive a round-robin letter begun in 1885.
Nelson, Marion J. “American Woodcarvers from Telemark,” in
Telemark Historie, 8: 24-53 (1987).
Nelson, Marion J. “J. Theodore Sohner 1906-1962.” Norwegian-American
Museum Newsletter, 21, 3: [1-6] (Fall, 1986).
A catalog of the work of a Norwegian-American
artist from St. Paul, Minnesota, for exhibits held in Decorah,
Iowa, and Minneapolis.
Nelson, Marion J. “Land and Sea; the Art of William Torjesen
1897-1971.“ Norwegian-American Museum Newsletter, 21,
1: 1-6 (Spring, 1986).
Illustrated catalog of an exhibition of paintings
by a Norwegian immigrant painter from Kristiansand held in
Nøkkentved, Christian D. “Migration in Nineteenth-Century
Rural Denmark: The Case of Magleby Parish.” Scandinavian
Studies, 59, 4: 389-403 (Autumn, 1987).
Oberg, Elmer B. “The Farm Life of a Swedish Immigrant in
Illinois, circa 1900-1925.” The Swedish-American Historical
Quarterly, 36, 3: 168-185 (July, 1985).
O’Connor, David E. “The Swedish Element in America: Confirming
the Trends - the 1980 Census.” The Swedish-American Historical
Quarterly, 37, 3: 111-125 (July, 1986).
Ohnstad, Asmund. “Emigrantane frå Voss 1847-1849: kvifor
drog dei ut?” Gamalt fra Voss, 18: 22-34 (1986).
Ohnstad, Asmund. “Koshkonong, Dane County, Wisconsin, eit
framgangsrikt nybyggje.” Gamalt frå Voss, 19:
Opfell, Olga Strandvold. “The Dancing Danes in America.”
The Bridge, 9, 1: 36-54 (1986).
Osberg, Edward E. “Reminiscences of Chicago and Englewood.”
The Swedish-American Historical Quarterly, 36, 3: 200-207
Overland, Orm. “Da embetsmannsklassen tok seg til rette i
Vesterheimen.” Nytt norsk tidsskrift, 3, 2: 49-61 (1986).
Overland, Orm. “The Fiction of Hans A. Foss: From Norwegian
to American Populism.” Scandinavian Literature in a Transcultural
Context, Rossel and Steene, eds., 27 1-276.
Overland, Orm, “Norwegian-American Theater and Drama 1865-1885.”
Essays in Honour of Kristian Smidt, Peter Bilton et
al, eds. (Oslo, 1986), 189-200.
Overland, Orm. “Skandinaven and the Beginnings of Professional
Publishing.” Norwegian-American Studies, 31: 187-214
The Chicago newspaper Skandinaven fostered
Norwegian immigrant literature in the 1860s and 1870s.
Petterson, Lucille, translator and editor. “Ephraim Is My
Home Now: Letters of Anna and Anders Petterson, 1884-1889
(Part I).” Wisconsin Magazine of History, 69, 3: 187-2
10 (Spring, 1986); (Part II) 69, 4: 284-304 (Summer, 1986);
(Part III) 70, 1: 32-56 (Autumn, 1986); (Part IV) 70, 2: 107-131
Anders, a Swede, and Anna, a Dane, were both
educated in Moravian schools in Germany, he as a missionary
and she as a music teacher. After they were married they emigrated
to the United States, arriving in Door county, Wisconsin,
in October, 1884, to serve the Moravians settled there. These
are their letters “home.”
Pfeffer, Paula F. “Homeless Children, Childless Homes.” Chicago
History, 16, 1: 51-65 (Spring, 1987).
The Cradle Society of Evanston, Illinois, and
the Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society (ICHAS) were
two agencies devoted to the welfare of orphaned and illegitimate
children established in the Chicago area with divergent philosophies
of adoption. The Cradle was founded by Florence Walrath, a
Rasmussen, Janet E. “‘The Best Place on Earth for Women’:
The American Experience of Aasta Hansteen.” Norwegian-American
Studies, 31: 245-267 (1986).
This Norwegian feminist lived in America from
1880 to 1889 and was greatly affected by the more advanced
American feminist movement.
Ravenholt, Reimert T. “Hanne Ravnholt - Pioneer Wisconsin
Butter-maker.” The Bridge, 10, 1: 5-19 (1987).
“Restored 1856 Homestead,” Country Living, 10,1:70-76
Photographic essay about Little Norway, a privately-owned
open-air museum in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.
Richtik, James M. “Chain Migration Among Icelandic Settlers
in Canada to 1891.” Scandinavian-Canadian Studies: Etudes
Scandinaves au Canada, 2: 73-88 (1986).
Seland, Per. “Hvordan oppspore slektninger i Amerika?” Norsk
slekts-bnstorisk tidsskrift, 30, 3: 265-270 (1986).
How do you trace your relatives in America?
Semmingsen, Ingrid. “‘Det norske Amerika - i fortid og nåtid.”
Kirke og kultur, 92, 6: 32 1-345 (1984).
Semmingsen, Ingrid. “The Norwegian Immigrant Woman in America
- Some Glimpses Through Her Letters.” The Sons of Norway
Viking, 84, 4: 140-141, 156-157 (April, 1987).
Semmingsen, Ingrid. “Who was Herm. Wang?” Norwegian-American
Studies, 31: 215-243 (1986).
A recounting of the life and career of a Norwegian-American
humorist and dissident, Ole S. Hervin, who wrote under the
pseudonym Herm. Wang.
Setterdahl, Lily. “Adjusting to America,” The Palimpsest,
68, 5: 136-144 (Fall, 1987).
Ida Jensen Hansen of Ringsaker, Norway, eased
the transition to American society for thousands of Scandinavian-American
women with her Kvinnen og Hjemmet (Woman and the Home), published
in both Norwegian and Swedish editions.
Seyersted, Per. “Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen: Norwegian-American
Writer.” The Norway-America Association Yearbook, 1985,
Skårdal, Dorothy Burton. “Danes in America.” Scandinavian
Review, 73, 4: 50-59 (Winter, 1985).
Skårdal, Dorothy Burton. “Danish-American Literature
in Transition.” The Bridge, 9, 1: 55-69 (1986).
Stang, Cæcilie. “Mønstringsprotokoller som kilde
til utvandringshistorien.” Heimen, 24, 2: 96-100 (1987).
Patterns of enlistment and occupation among
Norwegian seamen which give insight into emigration history.
Stang, Cæcilie. “Utvandring og arbeidsvandring fra
Feda til USA ca. 1850-1950.” Årsskrift. Agder historielag,
62: 52-59 (1986).
Strickon, Arnold. “Norwegians and Tobacco in Wisconsin.”
The Norseman, 25, 5: 4-7 (September, 1985).
Sunde, Arne. “Jon Norstog - telemarking, norskdomsforkjempar,
blad-mann og diktar i det norske Amerika.” Telemark Historie,
8: 61-70 (1987).
Sween, Roger and Rolf Erickson. “Between the Lines: Family
Profile Revealed Through Manuscripts.” Manuscripts,
37, 1: 33-40 (Winter, 1985).
The reassembled archives of a Norwegian-American
family are examined.
Trägårdh, Kurt G. “Sven Mattisson Trågårdh,
Swedish Labor Leader and Emigrant.” Swedish American Genealogist,
7, 4: 145-158 (December, 1987).
Vaage, Jakob. “Legendary Herman Smith-Johannsen died at the
age of 111 years, 6 months and 20 days.” The Norway-America
Association Yearbook, 1987, 13-15.
Van der Kloot, Robert. “Right Place, Right Time - The William
S. Knudsen Story.” The Bridge, 9, 2: 5-28 (1986).
This Danish American became president of General
Motors. During World War II he was called on by President
Roosevelt to head the Office of Production Management and
later commissioned a Lieutenant General to supervise production
for the United States Army.
Vasaasen, Ole K. “Ole K. Vasaasens reisedagbok: Afreisen
fra hjemmet.” Gammalt frå Stange og Romedal,
Diary of his journey from Stange in Norway
to Otter Tail county, Minnesota, in 1883.
Vickery, Jim Dale. “With deep Norwegian roots, cross-country
skiing flourishes in the Midwest.” Cross Country Skier,
January, 1987, 44-50.
Volkel, Lowell M., ed. “Genealogical Collections in Illinois.”
Illinois Libraries, 68: 243-284 (April, 1986).
A special issue with articles describing the
genealogical resources of the Swenson Swedish Immigration
Center, Rock Island; the Newberry Library, Chicago; the University
of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign; the Shawnee Library
System, the Peoria Public Library, the Chicago Branch of the
National Archives, the Illinois State Historical Library,
the Illinois State Library, the Illinois Regional Archives,
and the Illinois State Archives. A useful article on using
Illinois’ death records is included.
Webb, Anne B. “Forgotten Persephones - Women Farmers on the
Frontier.” Minnesota History, 50, 4: 134-148 (Winter,
A large percentage of homesteads and other
farm acquisitions were taken by single women. Among them were
Scandinavian immigrants such as Pauline Auzjon from Norway
in Grant county, Minnesota, and Emma Satterlund from Sweden
in Traverse county, Minnesota.
Wendelius, Lars. “Fredrika Bremer and the Woman Question
in America.” Scandinavian Literature in a Transcultural
Context, Rossel and Steene, eds., 263-266.
Wiehl, Inga W. “Jens Munk: The Story of a Sailor Who Embraced
His Fate.” The Bridge, 8, 2: 16-32 (1985).
A history of the seventeenth-century Danish
explorer who sought the Northwest Passage and died at Hudson
Bay in 1619.
Winsberg, Morton D. “The Changing Relative Location of the
Swedish-Born in the United States, 1850-1980.” The Swedish-American
Historical Quarterly, 38, 4: 160-166 (October, 1987).