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Sons of Norway Supreme Lodge

  • SIE 1.2.1
  • Record group
  • 1903-2011

Correspondence, directories, calendars, etc., dealing with the history of the Sons of Norway. During a depression which began in 1893, 18 Norwegian immigrants living in Minneapolis created a fraternal organization as a mutual assistance society built on the moral principles of American fraternalism and based on a group assistance plan from Trondheim. The name “Sønner av Norge” was settled upon and the formal inception of the organization was completed on 16 January 1895. In 1903 a similar organization was founded in the Pacific Northwest, the Grand Lodge of the Sons of Norway of the Pacific Coast, and on 9 July 1910, the two organizations merged to become a nationwide organization with two districts.The mission of the Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate its relationship with other Nordic countries, and to provide quality insurance and financial products to its members.

By the 1870s, Minneapolis, Minnesota had a very active nucleus of Norwegian emigrants, many of whom had come from the Trondheim area and settled in the northern part of the city. During a depression which began in 1893, 18 Norwegian immigrants living in Minneapolis created a fraternal organization as a mutual assistance society built on the moral principles of American fraternalism and based on a group assistance plan from Trondheim. The members of this assistance plan would pay a small amount each week and in return would receive free medical care for themselves and their families. The name “Sønner av Norge” was settled upon and the formal inception of the organization was completed on 16 January 1895. The Sons of Norway provided not only security against financial crises and a forum to celebrate their new nationalism, but it also served to preserve the literature, music and art which formed such a large part of the members’ Norwegian heritage.To qualify for membership, one had to be male, either Norwegian or of Norwegian descent, give proof of being morally upright, in good health, capable of supporting a family, and between the ages of 20 and 50. In 1903 a similar organization was founded in the Pacific Northwest, the Grand Lodge of the Sons of Norway of the Pacific Coast, and on 9 July 1910, the two organizations merged to become a nationwide organization with two districts. Today, the Sons of Norway has a total of 8 regional districts and membership in the United States, Canada, and Norway. The mission of the Sons of Norway is to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate its relationship with other Nordic countries, and to provide quality insurance and financial products to its members. The organization provides opportunities for members to familiarize themselves with the culture and traditions of Norway through local lodge and district lodge activities and events.

Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA Records

  • ELCA 7.1.2
  • Record group
  • 1985-2003

The Records of the Southwest Washington Synod include committee and board meeting minutes, convention and conference programs and proceedings, and operational documentation of the Synod.

Spokane College Records

  • UA 14.1.1
  • Record group
  • 1905-1929

Records of Spokane College, a Lutheran higher education institution that existed from 1905-1929. The records were transferred to Pacific Lutheran College when the Spokane College ceased operations. The records include legal documents, subscription lists, Spokane College Ledger, Spokane College Bulletin and Course Catalog, Collfax, Echo, and Aromaz publications, and photographs.

Spokane College

Student Clubs and Organizations Records

  • UA 9.4.1
  • Record group

Clubs and Organizations Records contain registration files (annual registration forms, recognition petitions, advisor agreements) and governing documents (constitutions and bylaws) for student groups affiliated with the Pacific Lutheran University Student Life Division. Files may also include correspondence, event information, membership lists, and other records relating student organization operations.

Suomi Synod Records

  • ELCA 1.7.1
  • Record group
  • 1924-1962

Administration and Congregational Records of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1924-1962. Includes 1 Hollinger Box.

Suomi Synod

Swedish Order of Valhalla Records

  • SIE 1.3
  • Record group
  • 1884-1989

Records documenting the of the Swedish Order of Valhalla from the years 1884 to 1989.

This collection contains records documenting the foundation, organization, management, and hosted events of the Swedish Order of Valhalla, a social organization, from the year 1884 to 1989. Included are financial records, meeting minutes, membership records, sick benefits, rituals, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, invitations and programs from hosted events, and newsletters.

Records are in English unless otherwise stated.

Swedish Order of Valhalla

Tacoma Tidende

  • SIE 3.2
  • Record group

Issues of a Norwegian language newspaper published in Tacoma and circulated throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

The Matrix

  • UA 9.10.3
  • Record group

The Matrix is a journal of social justice produced by PLU Student Media.

According to https://matrix.plu.edu/about
"The Matrix is a highly collaborative, intensely experimental, and thoughtfully provocative conversation starter. It is not an echo chamber. It is not a newspaper. It is not simple and it does not simplify. It is social justice in process, in progress, in conversation. It is not the final word."

Tidende

  • SIE 3.3
  • Record group

Scandinavian newspaper circulated in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

Times Journal

  • SPEC 1.1.6
  • Record group
  • 1951-1959
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