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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

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.

Tidende

  • SIE 3.3
  • Record group

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

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

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

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

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.

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