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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.

Loren Anderson Papers

  • UA 1.2.11
  • Record group
  • 1970 - 2012

This collection consists of President Anderson’s personal papers, miscellaneous papers relating to his time as president of PLU, speeches, media, and various other related papers and materials. Anderson’s personal papers include newspaper clippings, biographical information, and his writings for the Tacoma News Tribune and other publications.

The PLU papers contain notes on PLU 2000, 2010, and 2020 initiatives, board of regents meetings, the presidential search and many more things related to Anderson’s presidency. They are dated 1992 – 2012. The remainder of the collection consists of Anderson’s speeches and sermons, records of his travels, and recorded media of events throughout his tenure as president of the university, as well as media recordings and artifacts pertinent to his time at Pacific Lutheran University.

Anderson, Loren J.

Bjug Aanondson Harstad Papers

  • UA 1.2.3
  • Record group
  • 1848 - 1933

Papers of founder and first president of Pacific Lutheran University. Papers include information on the Aanondson/Harstad family and the Norwegian Synod.

Harstad, Bjug Aanondson

Nils Joseph Hong Papers

  • UA 1.2.4
  • Record group
  • 1893 - 1960

Papers of Nils J. Hong, president at Pacific Lutheran Academy, 1898 – 1918, contains correspondence, corporate reports, newspaper clippings, and class books.

Hong, Nils Joseph

Johan Xavier Papers

  • UA 1.2.5
  • Record group
  • 1892-1962

The Papers of Johan Xavier contains materials related to Xavier's time as a student at Luther College and Luther Seminary and his work at Pacific Lutheran Academy as the librarian from 1908-1918 and as acting president from 1920 to 1921. Also included in this collection are several cash ledgers kept by Xavier to track his finances.

Xavier, Johan Ulrik

Oscar Tingelstad Papers

  • UA 1.2.6
  • Record group
  • 1928 - 1952

Papers of Oscar A. Tingelstad, President at Pacific Lutheran University, 1928-1943. The collection consists of correspondence, materials from Oscar A. Tingelstad’s inauguration, financial and stock information and miscellaneous materials from 1928 to 1952. The majority of these materials comes from 1931 to 1937 and is copies from the Tingelstad papers housed at St. Olaf University (the Norwegian-American Historical Association). This collection is arranged into four series and arranged chronologically within each file.

The correspondence is almost entirely related to Tingelstad’s position as the editor of the Pacific Lutheran College publication The Pacific Lutheran Herald, and covers the years 1931 – 1937. The inauguration materials include programs and related correspondence. The financial and stock information includes a book containing a list of the bonds, stocks, and pertinent information held by Oscar A. Tingelstad. The remainder of the collection contains miscellaneous documents belonging to Tingelstad, most pertaining to his work as president of Pacific Lutheran College. Also included are artifacts and other oversized documents related to Dr. Tingelstad’s time as President.

Tingelstad, Oscar A.

Seth Clarence Eastvold Papers

  • UA 1.2.7
  • Record group
  • 1942 - 1997

Papers of Seth Clarence Eastvold, President at Pacific Lutheran College from 1943 to 1962. These Papers contain correspondence, war papers, financial records, and other materials from Eastvold’s career at the College.

This collection is divided into six series and consists of correspondence, war papers, financial records, and miscellaneous other materials from 1942 to 1997. The majority of the material comes from 1943 – 1862 when Eastvold was President of the university. Files are arranged within series by subject and ordered chronologically.

The correspondence varies from the daily operations of a university to Eastvold’s letters home describing his trip around the world. The war papers detail recruitment and the running of military training programs for students at Pacific Lutheran College, as well as the required number of students that needed to enlist. The financial records cover the refinance of the college and bringing the university out of debt while Eastvold was President. The remaining papers are composed of newspaper clippings, short works written by Eastvold and other paperwork related to his office as president. In the last series there are artifacts, oversized documents, and taped interviews from PLU Oral Histories and Lecture series related to Eastvold’s time as President at PLU.

Eastvold, Seth Clarence

Robert Mortvedt Papers

  • UA 1.2.8
  • Record group
  • 1903 - 1992

Papers of Robert A.L. Mortvedt, President at Pacific Lutheran University, 1962-1969. This collection contains correspondence, speeches, and clippings from Mortvedt’s time at several different universities including the University of Kansas City, Bethany College, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Contents are arranged by subject, and whenever possible, the original order has been preserved. Within the files, materials are ordered chronologically. This collection is arranged into thirteen series, outlined below. Much of the collection pertains to Dr. Mortvedt’s years as president of PLU, but there are also materials regarding his undergraduate and graduate work, his years at the University of Kansas City, his presidency at Bethany College, his work with the Board of Education of the Lutheran Church, and his activities after retiring from PLU. There are also materials concerning his father, A.O. Mortvedt, and other relatives. This collection also includes numerous documents concerning the Higher Education Fund Committee and the Independent Colleges of Washington Association. Also included (in Series 11-13) are artifacts, oversized documents, and taped interviews in PLU’s Oral Histories collections regarding Dr. Mortvedt’s time as University President.

Mortvedt, Robert A.L.

Eugene Wiegman Papers

  • UA 1.2.9
  • Record group
  • 1962 - 1987

The Eugene Wiegman Papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes and other documentation related to Wiegman's life and career. The majority of the material comes from 1969-1974 when Wiegman served as PLU President.

Wiegman, Eugene

Faculty and Staff Reference Files

  • UA 10.3.2
  • Record group

The University Archives Reference Files on Faculty and Staff contain information regarding PLU employees gathered from Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, and other sources. These may include newspaper clippings, press releases, biographical information, photographs, correspondence, and other content related to the employees PLU career. This content is governed by an access restriction policy.

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