Guide to the Obituaries Collection, 1930-2007  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Guide to the Obituaries Collection
1930-2007 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
Collection comprised of American newspaper clippings of obituaries and funeral ephmera for Scandinavian-Americans.
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

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This collection contains photocopied obituary clippings from American newspapers about Scandinavian-American immigrants and famous Scandinavians. Also included are funeral emphemera, such as programs.

The people mentioned are: Otto Sverdrup, polar explorer; O.E. Rølvaag, author; Thomas Huntington Kolderup, consul for Norway in Seattle; Theodore C. Jacobsen, mate on the Fram Expedition; Rasmus B. Anderson, author; Sigrid Torgersen Hakstad; Richard E. Byrd, Rear Admiral and polar explorer; John T. Johnson (photos included), Tacoma merchant; Carl Sandberg, author; Albert Bonnier, Swedish publisher; Frederick S. Henricksen, attorney for Pacific Lutheran University; Pearl Sales, Tacoma restaurateur and married into local pioneer family; Chester Thorne, financier and pioneer civic leader; Oliver B. Harstad, son of Pacific Lutheran University founder; Paul Sandegren, journalist; Alfred Hjalseth, Tacoma carpenter; Harald N. Morin, advertising agent; Elsie M. Person; Leo Julian Forsberg; Elise Hansen; Norman Holm, marine surveyor; Carl H. Asp, shipwright; John A. Olsen; John A. Kirkebo; Leonard Carl Moline, restaurateur; Ingeborg Anderson; Olga Johnson Grahn; Oscar Kvamme; and Guttorm Robert Gregersen.

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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 from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Obituaries Collection, SIEmss_73, 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 :
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Norwegians
  • Scandinavian Americans
  • Swedes
  • Swedish Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Alfred Hjalseth
  • Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936
  • Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936.
  • Bonnier, Albert, 1907-
  • Byrd, Richard Evelyn, 1888-1957
  • Carl H. Asp
  • Chester Thorne
  • Elise Hansen
  • Elsie M. Person
  • Frederick S. Henricksen
  • Guttorm Robert Gregersen
  • Harald N. Morin
  • Ingeborg Anderson
  • John A. Kirkebo
  • John A. Olsen
  • John T. Johnson
  • Leo Julian Forsberg
  • Leonard Carl Moline
  • Norman Holm
  • Olga Johnson Grahn
  • Oliver B. Harstad
  • Oscar Kvamme
  • Paul Sandegren
  • Pearl Sales
  • Rølvaag, O. E. (Ole Edvart), 1876-1931
  • Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
  • Sigrid Torgersen Hakstad
  • Sverdrup, Otto Neumann, 1854-1930
  • Theodore C. Jacobsen
  • Thomas Huntington Kolderup
  • Geographical Names :
  • Gig Harbor (Wash.)
  • Kodiak (Alaska)
  • Norway
  • Puyallup (Wash.)
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Sweden
  • Tacoma (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries