Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2 Collection, 1907-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Daughters of Norway
Title
Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2 Collection
Dates
1907-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
11 Boxes
Collection Number
SIEmss_42 (inventory)
Summary
This collection contains the records of Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2, including financial records, membership history, and meeting minutes.
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

Embla Lodge No. 2 was founded on 24 April 1907 in Tacoma, Washington, officially incorporated by the state as a nonprofit organization on 24 February 1908. The organization was chartered by the Sons of Norway and relied on the guidance of Valkyrian No. 1 lodge when they first started. Together with Valkyrian No. 1 and Freya No. 3 lodges, Embla Lodge No. 2 became part of the Grand Lodge Daughters of Norway on the Pacific Coast. Embla Lodge No. 2 was led by Sisters Laura Walstad, Minnie Holmes, Sofie Horn, Anna Krogh, and Lizzie Nelson for the first five years. Other prominent leaders were Sisters Marie Gunderson, Anna Christiansen, Martha Hegelstad, Anna Aarflot, and Jennie Olson Woog. In 1924, Sister Marie Gunderson was once again president, followed by Sister Clara Larsen. Each ruled for three years, and many joined during those years.

The name of the lodge, “Embla,” comes from the first woman of the human race, according to Norse mythology. Askr, the first man, and Embla were created from two trees on the seashore by three gods. The first god gave them life, the second god gave them understanding, and the third god gave them their physical appearance.

Embla Lodge No. 2 participates annually in the Scandinavian Heritage Festival in Puyallup, Washington, and also helps plan the annual Norwegian Festival at Pacific Lutheran University. They offer a variety of cooking classes at PLU in addition to various cultural programs held at the lodge.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes meeting minutes, treasury books and reports, correspondence, and membership information.

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 Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2 Collection, SIEmss_42, 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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Historical information 1950-1990
1 2 Meeting minutes 1907-1913
1 3 Meeting minutes 1913-1923
1 4 Meeting minutes 1923-1934
1 5 Meeting minutes 1943-1950
2 1 Meeting minutes 1950-1959
2 2 Meeting minutes 1959-1965
2 3 Meeting minutes 1965-1970
3 1 Meeting minutes 1970-1975
3 2 Meeting minutes 1975-1979
3 3 Minutes of meetings of past presidents 1975-1979
3 4 Meeting minutes 1979-1981
3 5 Meeting minutes 1982-1983
3 6 Meeting minutes 1984-1985
3 7 Meeting minutes 1986-1987
4 1 Meeting minutes 1988-1991
4 2 Meeting minutes 1992-1995
4 3 Meeting minutes 1996-1998
4 4 Meeting minutes 1999-2000
4 5 Meeting minutes 2001-2004
4 6 Meeting minutes 2005-2009
5 1 Meeting minutes 2010-2011
5 2 Meeting minutes 2012-2013
5 3 Meeting minutes 2013-2014
5 4 Treasury book 1907-1916
6 1 Treasury book and meeting minutes 1908-1912
6 2 Treasury book 1913-1915
6 3 Treasury book 1915-1922
6 4 Treasury book 1917-1941
6 5 Treasury book 1922-1936
6 6 Treasury book 1926-1936
7 1 Treasury book 1927-1930
7 2 Treasury notes 1933
7 3 Treasury book 1936-1947
7 4 Treasury book 1941-1950
7 5 Treasury book 1950-1961
7 6 Treasury book 1967-1969
7 7 Treasurer’s reports 1987-1999
7 8 Treasurer’s reports 2000-2006
8 1 Treasurer’s reports 2007-2012
8 2 Medical reports 1947-1954
8 3 Correspondence to and from members of Embla Lodge No. 2 1984-2000
8 4 Correspondence to and from members of Embla Lodge No. 2 2001-2004
8 5 Correspondence to and from members of Embla Lodge No. 2 2005-2013
8 6 Correspondence to and from members of Embla Lodge No. 2 2013-2015
8 7 Correspondence to and from members of Embla Lodge No. 2 with missing/incomplete dates circa 2000-2005
8 8 Greeting cards to various Embla Lodge No. 2 members 1998-2007
8 9 Greeting cards to various Embla Lodge No. 2 members 2007-2012
9 1 Membership log and information 1907-1910
9 2 Membership log and information 1907-1911
9 3 Membership log and information 1907-1921
9 4 Membership log and information 1909-1931
9 5 Membership log and information 1931-1965
10 1 Membership information and attendance 1984-2000
10 2 Membership information and attendance 2001-2011
10 3 Lists and correspondence regarding deceased members 1986-2000
10 4 Lists and correspondence regarding deceased members 2003-2013
10 5 Flower March book undated
10 6 Event programs, flyers, invitations, and information 1957-2003
10 7 Event programs, flyers, invitations, and information 2004-2015
10 8 Calendars and schedules of the lodge’s events and meetings 1993-2014
10 9 Programs and information for Centennial Convention of Daughters of Norway 2014
11 1 Normanna Hall Association material 1956-1988
11 2 Music sheets and lyrics circa 1980-2000
11 3 Standing procedures, including officer and secretarial duties circa 1980-2014
11 4 Constitution and by-laws 1985-2006
11 5 Newspaper clippings about the Daughters of Norway and Scandinavian culture in the Parkland community 1989-2010
11 6 Applications for membership circa 1990-2005
11 7 Embla Nyheter 1992-2004
11 8 Embla Nyheter 2005-2010
11 9 Embla Nyheter 2011-2013
11 10 Audit Committee 1997-2007
11 11 Inventory lists, including supplies, furniture, and books within the lodge’s possession 1997-2009
11 12 Scholarship award applications and recipient notification letters 2003-2012
11 13 Miscellaneous documents, including logo designs and surveys 1962-2012
11 14 Membership log and information (oversized) 1923-1930

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Personal Names :
  • Aarflot, Anna--Archives
  • Christiansen, Anna
  • Hegelstad, Martha
  • Holmes, Minnie
  • Horn, Sofie
  • Krogh, Anna
  • Larsen, Clara
  • Nelson, Lizzie
  • Olson Woog, Jennie
  • Walstad, Laura
  • Corporate Names :
  • Daughters of Norway (U.S.)
  • Daughters of Norway (U.S.). Embla Lodge No. 2 (Tacoma, Wash.)
  • Sons of Norway (U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Directories
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Gunderson, Marie (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Daughters of Norway (U.S.). Valkyrian No. 1 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)