Guide to the Ulrikka F. Bruun Poetry Collection, 1928  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Ulrikka F. Bruun
Guide to the Ulrikka F. Bruun Poetry Collection
1928 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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This poem, written in Norwegian, expresses disapproval of presidential candidate Al Smith because he was a Catholic and against prohibition.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
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Tacoma, Washington
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This collection is available for research.

Norwegian, English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Johanne Jacobsdatter was born in Arnevig, Norway, on 15 September 1840 to Jacob Halversen and Ragnild Johannesdatter. She was one and three-fourths years old when vaccinated for the chickenpox on 5 August 1842 by G. Gundersen, vaccinator. The certificate declares that she did in fact have the chickenpox and would therefore be protected against this disease in the future. The document was presented to L. Koren, the vicar, in Fjeldberg. Johanne married Abraham Anderson Tofte. She is the great-grandmother of Lawrence Milton Nelson. She died 27 July 1911.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Valgkampen i U.S.A. 1928 (The Election in the U.S.A in 1928), is a poem written by Mrs. Ulrikka F. Bruun as propaganda against the presidential candidate Al Smith, criticizing his Catholic religious views and his non-prohibitionist stance.

The poem is composed in Norwegian, with a brief explanation in English: Al Smith is all wet / And he boasts and brags and is proud of it; / Al Smith is a "Catholic," / Hoover is a "Quaker" and dry as a stick, / So we must all vote for Hoover, / For he is a regular good, old, lucky "Fourclover."

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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 from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Ulrikka F. Bruun Poetry Collection, SIEmss_84, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Humorous poetry
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Political poetry
  • Politicians
  • Presidents--Election
  • Prohibition
  • Propaganda
  • Personal Names :
  • Bruun, Ulrikka Feldtman
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
  • Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Poetry
  • Occupations :
  • Presidential candidates
  • Women poets
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Valgkampen i U.S.A. 1928