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Arthur Torgerson Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a biography of Arthur Torgerson and family reminiscences, in addition to original personal and legal documents such as his baptismal record and citizenship records. Also included are Norwegian language clippings, a genealogical list of Torger Olson’s first and second family members, and Arthur’s application for a homestead in Canada.
 
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Carl Frederick Solberg Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Carl Frederick Solberg was born in Kristiania (Oslo), Norway, in 1833 and came to America in 1853. In 1857 he became editor of the Norwegian-language paper "Emigraten," becoming publisher in 1860. He was war correspondent for the paper during the Civil War, and in 1872 founded another paper, the "Minnesota." He died in 1924, at age 91.
 
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Guide to the Elsie M. Parkhurst Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Correspondence ordering immigration records and and a photocopy of the records.
 
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Guide to the G. and Klara Holmqvist Correspondence

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a copy and a translation of a letter from G. and Klara Holmqvist to their family in Sweden.
 
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Guide to the Hjalmar Björk Collection

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection includes a biography, letters, clippings, poetry, and other announcements related to Swedish-American poet, Hjalmar Björk.
 
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Guide to the Marvin Johnson Papers

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:The collection consists of a letter from Gudmund Alfsen in Norway to his brother Sjur in America, and a Norwegian Lutheran Church pamphlet on prayer.
 
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Guide to the Svanøe Family History

Repository:Pacific Lutheran University, Archives and Special Collections
Summary:Collection contains information on the history of the Svanøe family from Svanøy, Norway. The Nordic Fest sermon that is part of this collection tells the Svanøe story as it relates to that of Hans Nielsen Hauge and the religious aspects of the family’s foundation, the immigrant experience, and Norway’s 19th Century “Nation Building” as a whole.

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