Guide to the Johannes B. Wist Biographical Information, 1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Guide to the Johannes B. Wist Biographical Information
1924 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
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A memorial tract for Johannes B. Wist, 1864-1923.
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
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Johannes B. Wist, chief editor for the Decorah Posten in Iowa, was remembered for his contributions to Norwegian journalism in America as well as for his strong interest in and contributions to Norwegian literature. His biography recounts that, in 1905, he began working on the anthology "Symra," and then began his own literary work describing the Norwegian American experience. The biography, written by "K.P.", recalls that Wist was known for his helpfulness, trustworthiness, and ability to give sound advice, as well as for his service to the local Norwegian community and his promotion of Norwegian culture.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In this file is a pamphlet commemorating the life of Johannes B. Wist, including a brief biography and poems by family and friends and is written in Norwegian.

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

Johannes B. Wist Biographical Information, SIEmss_82, 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 :
  • Decorah (Iowa)--Newspapers
  • Eulogies
  • Journalism
  • Norwegian Americans--Biography
  • Norwegian literature
  • Poetry
  • Personal Names :
  • Hilsen, Einar
  • Hilsen, Olga
  • Norstog, Jon, 1877-1942
  • Peterson, Franklin
  • Petterson, Wilhelm
  • Prestgard, Kristian, 1866-1946
  • Ristad, D. G. (Ditlef Georgson), 1863-1938
  • Wist, Johs. B. (Johannes Benjamin), 1864-1923
  • Corporate Names :
  • Decorah-Posten
  • Geographical Names :
  • Glenwood (Iowa)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Biography
  • Souvenir Programs
  • Occupations :
  • Journalists
  • Newspaper editors
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • In Memoriam: Johannes B. Wist