Carl Frederick Solberg Papers, 1833-1862  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Solberg, Carl Frederick
Carl Frederick Solberg Papers
1833-1862 (inclusive)
1 file (1 folder), ( )
Collection Number
OPVSIEmss_33 (collection)
Carl Frederick Solberg was born in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway, in 1833 and came to America in 1853. In 1857 he became editor of the Norwegian-language paper "Emigraten," becoming publisher in 1860. He was war correspondent for the paper during the Civil War, and in 1872 founded another paper, the "Minnesota." He died in 1924, at age 91.
Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, Washington
Telephone: 253-535-7586
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Access Restrictions

The papers are available for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Carl Frederick Solberg was born in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway, in 1833. As a young boy he attended the Soroe Academy where he learned English, German, and French. His family left for America in 1853. His father became the director of the Oleana Settlement in Potter County, Pennsylvania, which did not succeed. They moved west to Wisconsin and Carl got a position with the Norwegian paper "Emigranten," becoming its editor in 1857 and publisher in 1860. Carl adopted as motto for the paper “no slavery for Black or White.” During the Civil War, he traveled with the "Norwegian Regiment" as correspondent for the paper. In 1872 he founded another Norwegian paper, "Minnesota," in Minneapolis. He held various public offices in Minnesota and Wisconsin until retirement in 1883. He then went into the insurance business in Milwaukee. He died in 1924 at the age of 91.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The first two pages are a short biography of Carl Solberg written by the translator, C.A. Clausen. Also included in the collection is a collection of letters written when Carl Solberg was a war correspondent for "Emigranten." He traveled with the Fifteenth Wisconsin, the “Norwegian Regiment,” during the Civil War; and these letters are an account of his observations between 2 March and 4 April 1862.

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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 of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

The Carl Frederick Solberg Papers, OPVSIEmss_33, Archives and Special Collections, Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South, Tacoma, WA 98447

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Newspapers
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Personal Names :
  • Solberg, Carl Frederick--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Emigraten
  • Minnesota
  • Oleana Settlement (Potter County, Pa.)
  • Sorø, Denmark. Akademi--Students
  • United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 15th (1862-1865)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Minnesota
  • Potter County (Pa.)
  • Wisconsin
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biography
  • Letters
  • Occupations :
  • Newspaper editors
  • Newspaper publishing
  • Politicians
  • War correspondents
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Clausen, C.A. (creator)