Guide to the Martin Ulvestad Collection, 1919  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Guide to the Martin Ulvestad Collection
1919 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
The collection consists of one published leaflet on Martin Ulvestad, a Norwegian-American author and historian.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
Fax: 253-535-7315
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Ole Johannes Martinus Ulvestad was born at Volda municipality in Møre og Romsdal, Norway in 1865. He immigrated to the United States in 1886. During his next three to four years, he worked as a book printer and as a typesetter for various English, German, and Scandinavian language newspapers. Ulvestad published an English-Danish-Norwegian dictionary in 1895. Ulvestad subsequently collected and published extensive information regarding Norwegian-American immigration and settlement in North America. His books provided biographical information, history of the settlements associated with Norwegian immigration, and information regarding those who fought in the American Civil War. These books also contained articles about Norwegian music in America, listings of newspapers and magazines, and Norwegian-American educational institutions. Ulestad was presented with the Knight's Cross, First Class, of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for his dedicated work in collecting and publishing these materials. Ulvestad was knighted by King Haakon VII of Norway with the Order of St. Olav in 1923. He died in Seattle, Washington in 1942.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains an original 1919 leaflet about Ulvestad entitled, Det norke Folks Historieforsker i Amerika (The Norwegian People's History Researcher in America). It is written in Norwegian and includes a photograph of Ulvestad and his family.

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 from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Hjalmar Björk Collection, SIEmss_101, 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 :
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Ulvestad, Martin, 1865-1942
  • Geographical Names :
  • Møre og Romsdal fylke (Norway)
  • Norway
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Pamphlets
  • Occupations :
  • Authors
  • Historians
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Det norke Folks Historieforsker i Amerika