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William Rieke Papers

  • UA 1.2.10
  • Record group
  • 1951 - 1993

Papers of William O. Rieke, President of Pacific Lutheran University from 1975-1992. This collection contains materials from Rieke’s term as President of Pacific Lutheran University from 1975 to 1992. It is divided into six series and then arranged chronologically into folders by subject. The first series contains correspondence and meeting transcripts from the presidential search and Rieke’s inauguration as president. The second series contains documents pertaining to Rieke’s family and personal life including programs from his children’s weddings, Christmas cards, and souvenirs from various trips abroad.

The third series is correspondence and memos from Rieke’s term as president. The correspondence involves church contacts, the Board of Regents, and university associates in Norway. The fourth series contains materials about university and community outreach and relations, including news releases, Rieke’s speeches, and documents from a student and staff survey conducted in 1975.The fifth series includes artifacts (largely plaques and other awards) from Dr. Rieke’s career and presidency. The final series includes interviews on cassette tapes with or about Dr. Rieke from the PLU Oral Histories and Lectures Collections.

Rieke, William O.

Western Viking

  • SIE 3.6
  • Record group

Issues of a Tacoma-based Norwegian weekly newspaper, published by the Puget Sound Publishing Company, Tacoma, WA.

Puget Sound Publishing Company

Western Rosemalers Association

  • SIE 1.7
  • Record group
  • 1976-2014

This is a collection of several scrapbooks created by the Rosemalers group. The scrapbooks contain several minutes, flyers, and pictures of the activities of the Rosemalers group. This collection includes scrapbooks, minutes, correspondences and pictures. The scrapbooks were taken out of the binders and put into folders named accordingly for better access.

Washington Posten

  • SIE 3.5
  • Record group
  • 1899-1961

Issues of the Washington Posten, a Norwegian-Danish publication of Seattle. Includes local and national news coverage, editorials, and advertisements for the Norwegian and Danish communities in and around Seattle.

Washington Posten

Washington Congregation Files

  • ELCA 7.2.1
  • Record group

The Washington Congregation Files contain limited information on Lutheran congregations in Alaska received either from regional Synod offices or directly from the congregation. Files may contain Congregational Historical Record forms, written histories of the church, service programs and bulletins, Congregational Statistical Record forms, and newspaper clippings. For a limited number of congregations, photographs and/or Parish Records are also included.

Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers

  • UA 5.3.3
  • Record group
  • 1920-2012

The Papers of Walter C. Schnackenberg contains materials related to his career as Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University (1937-1973), detailing his scholarly work and leadership as a faculty member and key figure within various Lutheran organizations.

Schnackenberg, Walter C.

Vestkysten

  • SIE 3.4
  • Record group
  • 1925-1931

Norwegian publication of Tacoma and the state of Washington.
Editor: John Soley
Publisher: Puget Sound Publishing Company

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

Vasa Order of America Records

  • SIE 1.4
  • Record group
  • 1929-1992

The collection contains the documents and records of the Vasa Order of America from its meetings, events, and daily interactions. Such documents include publicized works, such as almanacs, histories, and newsletters; treasurers' reports and inventories; membership cards and mailing lists; convention programs; correspondence; constitution and bylaws; and meeting minutes. The documents are from the Grand Lodge in Connecticut, the Pacific Northwest District Lodge no. 13, and Norden Lodge no. 233 of Tacoma, Washington.

Vasa Order of America

United Scandinavian Singers Programs

  • SIE 1.8.4
  • Record group
  • 1904-1947

Contains 11 programs from the United Scandinavian Singers concerts during the years 1936-1947, one program for the 17th of May festival in 1904, and a statement sheet from 1944 (stamped Scandinavian Singers of Oakland).

United Scandinavian Singers had several smaller singing societies under them, all associated with Scandinavian countries.

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