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Elfrida J. Pedersen Papers, 1904-1972

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pedersen, Elfrida J. (Elfrida Jensen), b. 1886
Title
Elfrida J. Pedersen Papers
Dates
1904-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.68 cubic ft.
Collection Number
(Accession No. 2227-001)
Summary
Danish-born actress who was active in Seattle's Danish organizations.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English, Danish
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Elfrida Pedersen was an actress, poet, and songwriter. She was born Elfrida Jensen in Horsens, Denmark, in 1886 and emigrated to Seattle ca. 1906. Pedersen became active in Seattle Danish organizations, especially the Danish Dramatic Club, Dagmar, which later became known as Harmonien. Besides playing the lead roles in many Danish plays, "Frida" wrote and adapted scripts, and wrote songs and poems in Danish and English for the stage, parties, and special occasions. She died on December 10, 1973.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Writings, minutes, scrapbooks, programs, songs, and scripts relating to Pedersen's activities as an actress, playwright, and leader in the Danish Dramatic Club (Harmonien), Seattle, Wash. Also includes subgroups for the Hans Christian Andersen Society and the Delphian Society.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Scandinavian Archives (University of Washington).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Danish Dramatic Club (Harmonien)Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1-1/2
Minutes
1922-1952
1/3-1/10
Programs
1907-1961
2/1-2/3
Scripts
various dates
2/4
Membership Questionnaire
n.d.
2/5-2/6
Scrapbook
1937
3/1-6
Poems and Songs for Special Occasions
1904-1972

Hans Christian Andersen SocietyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/7
Minutes
1944-1946
3/8
Clippings
various dates
3/9
Ephemera
ca. 1953

Delphian Society, Seattle, 1933-1942Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/10

Personal PapersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3/11
Biographical Information
n.d.
3/12-13
General Correspondence
1917, 1939
3/14
Speeches and Writings
In Danish.
1961, n.d.
Programs
Box/Folder
3/15
Christmas Around the World
1956-1971
3/16
Scandinavian Music Festival
1955-1971
3/16
Nordic Week Festival
1965-1971
Box/Folder
3/17
Clippings
various dates
4/1
Newspaper Articles by Elfrida Pedersen
1935-1936
Subject Series
Box/Folder
4/2
Elverhoj Performance
1939
4/3
San Francisco World's Fair
1939
box:oversize
5, 6, 7
Scrapbooks
various dates
7
Magazines
1945, 1947
7
Newspapers
1898, 1930, 1931
Box/Folder
4/4
Memorabilia
1939
4/5-7
Ephemera
various dates