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Robert Mortvedt Papers
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Academic Records and Scholarships (1930-1945)

Correspondence occurring after Dr. Mortvedt had finished graduate school while he was teaching at various colleges (St. Olaf, Stephens). Letters are about students being considered for college and Dr. Mortvedt’s resignation from and appointments to positions at different colleges. Correspondence includes letters from Dr. Preus, L.W. Boe, A.O. Mortvedt, friends, co-workers, and letters Dr. Mortvedt sent in response.

ALC Board of College Education - Dr. Norman Fintel (Jun 1966-May 1967)

Materials regarding the Board of College Education in the American Lutheran Church, including largely correspondence from Dr. Mortvedt and Mr. Norman Fintel. Also includes: memorandum, minutes and reports from meetings, report on Public Relations Advisory Council, PUL’s project for a physical education unit, and long-range planning documents.

ALC Board of College Education - Dr. Norman Fintel (Jun 1967-May 1968)

Materials regarding the Board of College Education in the American Lutheran Church, including largely correspondence from Dr. Mortvedt and Mr. Norman Fintel. Also includes ALC-LCA Joint Dean’s Meeting, corresponding with Acting Directors, Clifford Johnson’s visit to PLU, excerpts from Summary Statements from the Report of Continuation Long Range Study Committee, and other assorted materials.

ALC Board of College Education - Dr. Norman Fintel (Jun 1968-May 1969)

Materials regarding the Board of College Education in the American Lutheran Church, including largely correspondence from Dr. Mortvedt and Mr. Norman Fintel. Also included are minutes and reports of meetings, a grant award to PLU from the CHOICE program, and information related to getting a Teacher Corp Grant at PLU.

Ariel O. Mortvedt (1908-1980)

File contains an autobiographical sketch of Ariel Osmundsen Mortvedt (1943), a biographical sketch written in 1908, and an open letter from Dr. Robert Mortvedt to his father on his 85th birthday, A.O. Mortvedt’s obituary, newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding his death. Also included is the commemorative program of the 100th Anniversary of Plattville Lutheran Church, where A.O. Mortvedt served as pastor, and five issues of the “Bethesda Gleanings,” a publication of the Bethesda Home for the Aged, where A.O. Mortvedt resided until the end of his life.

Articles (1958-1962)

File includes articles in a series called "Our Christian College Advance" published in the Lutheran Companion that Dr. Mortvedt kept in his files. Also included are other articles published about Lutheran Higher Education, and an article about Dr. Mortvedt and his "Twin" jobs as Executive Director of the Education of the Augustana Lutheran Church and the United Lutheran Church in America.

Articles on Scandinavia (1950)

During his trip to Scandinavia in 1950, Dr. Mortvedt wrote many articles about his experiences and the culture: "The Marshall Plan Really Works in Denmark", "Oslo Celebrates Independence Day and The Nine-Hundredth Anniversary of the City", "Colony Gardens in Denmark and Norway", "The Lighter Side of Traveling in Scandinavia", "ECA program in Sweden", "The Midsummer Festival at Leksand, Dalecarlia, Sweden", "The Fourth of July in Oslo, Norway", "Midsummer Festival at Leksand, Sweden", "Norway Tries to Come Back", "ECA Program in Norway", and "A Recipe for Jaded Appetites in Kansas City". In addition to the typed essays, there are also the clippings from the Kansas City newspapers in which they appeared.

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