Guide to the Carl Roan Collection, 1941, 1980  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Carl M. Roan
Guide to the Carl Roan Collection
1941, 1980 (inclusive)
1 File (1 folder)
Collection Number
This collection contains Dr. Carl M. Roan's unpublished manuscript, The Immigrant Wagon.
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.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Carl M. Roan (1878-1946) was the twelfth child of Ole and Barit Johnson. In 1898 Carl and his younger brother, Allie Christian, went to court in Minnesota and had their surname legally changed to Roen, after the family farm in Norway. Eventually they changed it to Roan, the English spelling. Carl completed his manuscript in 1941 and failed to find a publisher. He gave it to a friend for safekeeping and it eventually found its way to his descendants after he passed away in 1946.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains Dr. Carl M. Roan's unpublished manuscript, The Immigrant Wagon, and a preface written by the grandson of his brother Allie, Rev. James V. Roan.

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 Carl Roan Collection, SIEmss_70, 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 :
  • Norwegian Americans
  • Scandinavian Americans
  • Personal Names :
  • Allie C. Roan
  • Berit Johnson
  • Carl M. Roan
  • Ole Johnson
  • Family Names :
  • Johnson Family
  • Larson Family
  • Lawson Family
  • Roan Family
  • Geographical Names :
  • Minnesota
  • Norway
  • Roan (Norway)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Family history
  • Manuscripts
  • Titles within the Collection :
  • The Immigrant Wagon