Guide to the Nordstrand School Band Tour Papers, 1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Nordstrand Skole
Guide to the Nordstrand School Band Tour Papers
1978 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
Collection contains souvenir programs, articles, correspondence, and other administrative documents regarding the history of Nordstrand Skoles Musikkorps (Nordstrand School Band) and their 1978 tour of the American Pacific Northwest.
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

The collection is available for research.

English, Norwegian

Historical NoteReturn to Top

In 1978, the 80,000 member Norway Band Association celebrated its 60th anniversary. That year, the Nordstrand School Band, or Nordstrand skoles musikkorps, affiliated with the Aker division of the Norway Band Association, toured the Pacific Northwest of the United States to commemorate both the Association's 60th anniversary and its own 50th anniversary. 153 students of the Nordstrand School performed at a Lutheran church in Portland, Oregon; Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. Many local members of the community, along with institutions such as Pacific Lutheran University and organizations such as the Norseman's Federation, and Sons of Norway, helped coordinate hosting of the students and providing them with local sightseeing opportunities. The group was led and directed by Erik R. Petersen and Ragnar Larsen, the chairman of the corps.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Collection contains souvenir programs from the Nordstrand School Band's US West Coast Concert Tour in honor of the band's 50 year anniversary; a Ny Verd (New World) article about the West Coast tour, handwritten correspondence betwen Milton Nesvig and the Holbergs in Norwegian regarding plans for sightseeing in the Pacific Northwest; typed correspondences between organizers, Pacific Lutheran University, the Norseman's Federation (Nordmanns-forbundet), and Mahlum and Mahlum Architecture; advertisment flyers; and rosters of participating tour members and host families.

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

The Nordstrand School Band Tour Papers, SIEmss_79, 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 :
  • Bands (Music)
  • Education
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Norwegians
  • Students
  • Universities and colleges
  • Personal Names :
  • Alf E. Knudesen
  • Edward Mahlum
  • Erik R. Petersen
  • Milton Nesvig
  • Ragnar Larsen
  • William O. Rieke
  • Corporate Names :
  • Mahlum Architects
  • Nordmanns-forbundet
  • Nordstrand Skole
  • Ny Verd
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Sons of Norway (U.S.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Norway
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Ephemera