Sons of Norway District 2 Collection, 1903-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Sons of Norway
Title
Sons of Norway District 2 Collection
Dates
1903-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
10 Boxes
Collection Number
SIEmss_43 (inventory)
Summary
This collection contains the records of the Sons of Norway District 2 cultural organization.
Repository
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
98447
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
archives@plu.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.

Languages
English, Norwegian


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Sons of Norway is the largest Norwegian-American organization in the world, comprised of members in the United States, Canada and Norway. The organization provides opportunities for members to familiarize themselves with the culture and traditions of Norway through local lodge and district lodge activities and events. Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on 16 January 1895. The purposes and goals were to protect members and their families from financial hardships during times of sickness or death. This was gradually expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture.

Originally, to qualify for membership, one had to be male, either Norwegian or of Norwegian descent, give proof of being morally upright, in good health, capable of supporting a family, at least 20 years old, and no more than 50 years of age.

Today, their extensive insurance program offered to qualifying members provides a firm foundation and economic base from which their numerous programs are carried out, furthering the cultural values of the Norwegian heritage.

The organization Sons of Norway consists of a main office and district offices that gathers all the reports and payments from the different lodges. The lodges are run by a president, finance secretary, secretary, cashier, and the members. All of the lodges have to send in financial reports and member lists every six month. The district secretary then meets with the main office secretary for a yearly meeting where they go through the reports.

There are 47 Sons of Norway lodges found in District 2, located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The oldest lodge, Leif Erikson Lodge No. 2-001 was organized in Seattle, Washington on 13 May 1903.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains items like constitutions, manuals, directories, record books, newsletters, brochures, songbooks and artifacts. In addition, there is correspondence between the District 2 lodges, to the presidents, and the main secretary. There are also some photographs included in the collection.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Archives and Special Collections Department at Pacific Lutheran University. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or quote from (the collection) must be submitted to the University Archivist. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

The Sons of Norway District 2 Collection, SIEmss_43, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: Correspondence, 1904-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Correspondence
1904-1908
1 4
Correspondence
1909
1 5
Correspondence
January-April 1910
1 6
Correspondence
May-June 1910
1 7
Correspondence
July-August 1910
1 8
Correspondence
September-October 1910
1 9
Correspondence
November-December 1910
1 10
Correspondence
1911-1915
1 11
Correspondence
1-15 January 1916
1 12
Correspondence
16-31 January 1916
1 13
Correspondence
February 1916
1 14
Correspondence
March 1916
1 15
Correspondence
April 1916
1 16
Correspondence
May 1916
1 17
Correspondence
June 1916
2 1
Correspondence
June 1916
2 1
Correspondence
1-15 July 1916
2 1
Correspondence
16-28 July 1916
2 1
Correspondence
August-September 1916
2 1
Correspondence
1917-1918
2 1
Correspondence
January 1919
2 1
Correspondence
February-April 1919
2 1
Correspondence
May-June 1919
2 1
Correspondence
July-August 1919
2 1
Correspondence
September-October 1919
2 1
Correspondence
November-December 1919
2 1
Correspondence
1940-1943
2 1
Correspondence
1944-1945
2 1
Correspondence
1946-1968
2 1
Correspondence
1970-2010

Series II: Record Books & Demographics, 1910-1980Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Payment Receipts and Financial Statements
1910-1954
3 2
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book
1922-1929
3 3
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book
1931-1935
3 4
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book
1936-1941
3 5
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book
1941
3 6
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book/Cashbook
1941
3 7
Norden Lodge No. 2 Record Book
1944-1945
3 8
Meeting Minutes
1942-1980

Series III: Conventions, 1936-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1936-1942
4 2
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1944
4 3
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1948-1954
4 4
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1956-1964
4 5
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1966-1970
4 6
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1972-1974
4 7
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1976
4 8
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1978
5 1
District Lodge No. 2 Golden Biennial Convention
1980-1984
5 2
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1986-1988
5 3
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1990-1992
5 4
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1994
5 5
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1996
5 6
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
1998
5 7
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2000
6 1
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2002
6 2
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2004
6 3
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2006
6 4
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2008
6 5
District Lodge No. 2 Convention
2010

Series IV: Publications, 1916-2011Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
Leif Erikson’s Voyage
2000
7 1
Bothell Sons of Norway Nyheter
2003-2011
7 2
Budstikke/Desert Fjord Posten/Dynamic 2
2003-2009
7 3
Edmonds Lodge No. 2-130/Edvard Grieg Notes/Elvedale Lodge
2002-2009
7 4
Fedrelandet Lodge No. 23/Fjeldheim Lur/Fjellheim Flammen
2002-2003
7 5
The Grapevine/Grieg Notes/Grondal Lodge
1955-2011
7 6
Gulldalen Avis/Hardanger Nyheter
2002-2003
7 7
Hovedstad Posten
2002-2006
7 8
The Island Viking/Leiflette/Maaken/Nansen News
1986-2009
7 9
The Newsance/Nordahl’s Tidende
2002-2011
7 10
Norden News
1986-2006
7 11
Norden News
2007-2011
7 12
Nordlandet News/Nordmann Bladet/Nordmanna News
2003-2011
7 13
Normanden News/Nyheter/Nyheter fra Norrøna
2002-2006
7 14
Odin News/Oslo No. 35/Posten/Roald Avis
1984-2011
8 1
Runer/The Saga/ The Signal/Solbakken Breezes
1941-2011
8 2
Sonja Herald
2002-2011
8 3
Stordalen 115 Budstikka/Svalbard Uff Da/The Saga
2003-2011
8 4
Tordenskjold News Bulletin/Trollheim News/ Trollposten
1954-2010
8 5
Unge Venner/ Valhalla Tidene/ The Vegas Viking
1984-2003
8 6
Vesterheim 6-118/ The Vigeland Viking/Viking Posten
2003
8 7
Vikingen/Vikingskip
2003-2004
8 8
Newspaper Articles
1940-2010
8 9
Events
1916-1975
8 10
Events
1976-2000
8 11
Events
2001-2011
8 12
Schedules and Calendars
1941-2003

Series V: Directories, 1942-2009Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Directories
1942-1976
9 2
Directories
1977-1983
9 3
Directories
1984-1989
9 4
Directories
1990-1992
9 5
Directories
1993-1998
9 6
Directories
1999-2001
9 7
Directories
2002-2005
9 8
Directories
2006-2009
9 9
Leif Erikson Lodge No. 1 Yearbooks
1966-1967
9 10
Leif Erikson Lodge No. 1 Directories
1998-2004
9 11
Grieg Lodge No. 15 Directory
1988

Series VI: Miscellaneous, 1903-2010Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Historical Information
1903-2009
10 1
Membership
1916-1955
10 2
Administration
1944-1980
10 3
Officers Booklets for Local Lodges
1960-2008
10 4
Proclamations
1992-1995
10 5
Notes from Andrew J. Haug
1946
10 6
Turdansensemblet Records
1950-1960
10 7
Addresses of District 2 Lodges
1977-1990
10 8
Trollhaugen Material
1976-2003
10 9
Fieldstaff Sign Up Program
1977
10 10
District Lodge No. 2: Brochures and Information
2003-2010
10 11
District Lodge No. 2: 100th Anniversary Book
2010

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Scandinavian Americans
  • Corporate Names :
  • Sons of Norway (U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Directories
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Photographs