Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge Collection, 1908-2010  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Daughters of Norway
Title
Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge Collection
Dates
1908-2010 (inclusive)
Quantity
5 Boxes
Collection Number
SIEmss_45 (inventory)
Summary
This collection contains the records of the Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge cultural organization.
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

The first Daughters of Norway lodge was formed in Seattle, WA in 1905. In 1908 the Grand Lodge was organized to act as a coordinating organization for all the lodges.

The lodges provided an opportunity for Scandinavian immigrant women to enjoy the fellowship of other women of similar backgrounds.

Lodges in Alaska, the Midwest, and on the West Coast prospered. Many of the original lodges remain although the needs of the members have changed.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains items like treasury books, minutes, correspondence, convention information, song books, and other administrative records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the 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

Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge Collection, SIEmss_45, 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 1926-2000
1 2 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) copy 1 1908-1915
1 3 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) copy 2
Two treasurer’s reports for the same years, however they are not identical.
1908-1915
1 4 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) 1911-1914
1 5 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) 1914-1924
1 6 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) 1915-1944
1 7 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) 1919-1924
1 8 Kaserer Bog (Treasury Book) 1924-1932
2 1 Harmony Lodge No. 244: Treasury Book, Receipts and Disbursements 1938-1963
2 2 Treasurer’s Reports 1992-2010
2 3 Direktions (Meeting Minutes)
Includes reports from all lodges, addresses of secretaries, and reports from the treasurer.
The minutes are handwritten in Norwegian and some of the meetings have printed minutes, also in Norwegian. The first half of the book has meeting minutes , the second half has accounts of what various lodges have paid to the Grand lodge during these years.
1913-1925
3 1 Styre (Meeting Minutes)
Up until 1950 the minutes were hand written in Norwegian. In 1950-1951 they were in both Norwegian and English, and by 1952 they were typed in English.
1940-1958
3 2 Meeting Minutes 1958-1964
3 3 Meeting Minutes 1987-2003
3 4 Book of Convention Minutes
Translated from Norwegian in 2004.
1912-1950
3 5 Correspondence 1924-1930
3 6 Correspondence 1942-1956
3 7 Correspondence 1988-2006
4 1 Song Books 1923
4 2 Storlogen Døtre av Norge 1926-1950
4 3 News Articles and Letters 1955-2006
4 4 Constitution and Proposed Amendments 1927-2004
4 5 Rituals and Procedures circa 1930-2000
4 6 Inventory, Services, Endowment Fund, and Dues 1992-2010
4 7 Scholarship Information 1998-2008
4 8 Daughters of Norway Officers 2000-2010
4 9 Events 1980-2009
4 10 Convention 2004
4 11 Convention Delegates 2004
4 12 Centennial Convention 2008
5 1 Burial Fund 1911-1913
5 2 Burial Fund 1915-1926
5 3 Burial Fund 1932-1947
5 4 Membership Book 1918-1926
5 5 Newspaper Ledger 1936-1947
5 6 Valkyrie No. 1 Finances 1934-1950
5 7 Finance Book 1947-1959
5 8 Finance Book 1950-1958

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Clubs
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Scandinavian Americans
  • Corporate Names :
  • Daughters of Norway (U.S.)
  • Nordisk Tidende
  • Geographical Names :
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Directories
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes (Records)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Snertingdal (Norway)
  • Wisconsin

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Norway--Emigration and immigration

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Titles within the Collection :
  • Nordisk Tidende