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Seth Clarence Eastvold Papers

  • UA 1.3.7
  • 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 1.3.8
  • 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.

Janet E. Rasmussen Papers

  • UA 4.13.2
  • Record group
  • 1973-2004

The Papers of Dr. Janet Rasmussen include information on her time as a Professor at PLU, Director of the Wang Center, and Dean of Humanities. Research files and materials related to her study of Scandinavian immigration to the US are also included.

Rasmussen, Janet E.

Prism

  • UA 4.21.1
  • Record group
  • 1987 - 2019

Prism exists to celebrate the work and achievement of the Division of Humanities as well as to promote continuing education among our colleagues and constituents. Focusing on important issues of the day, Prism provides a vehicle for contemporary reflection and opinion, while lifting up the enduring values of the Liberal Arts. The magazine endeavors to address topics of lively interest, from a variety of perspectives within the university community, and with the clear understanding that “Educating for Service” requires broad vision about the human condition in order to support the effective commitment and wise social purpose and action.


From https://www.plu.edu/prism/mission/

Lutheran University Herald

  • UA 7.2.3
  • Record group
  • 1891 - 1893

The Lutheran University Herald, a Norwegian language "pedagogical social and literary monthly," published by Pacific Lutheran University between 1891-1893.

Bjug Aanondson Harstad Papers

  • UA 1.3.3
  • 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

Bulletin

  • UA 7.2.5
  • Record group
  • 1911-1970

Produced by and distributed by the University, this publication included news and updates on University operations and letters from the President. The earliest years of the publication were primarily geared towards potential students while the later years focused more on alumni. The publication was titled as follows: "Pacific Lutheran Academy Bulletin," (1911-1912) "Pacific Lutheran College Bulletin," (1921-1959), "Pacific Lutheran University Bulletin," (1960-1964), "Reflections," (1964-1970).

Campus Ministry Records

  • UA 8.5.1
  • Record group
  • 1954 - 1995

Records documenting the founding, organization, management and operation of Campus Ministry from the years 1955 to 1995, including sermons, backgrounds of pastors, chapel papers and bulletins, religious life council records, student congregation records, and university congregation records.

Campus Ministry

Course Catalogs

  • UA 2.3.2
  • Record group
  • 1894-2017

Course catalogs typically include descriptions of individual courses to be offered in the upcoming academic year. The information included in the catalogs differ by year. Early years included lists of faculty and tuition information. More recent catalogs include general information about the University including campus maps and building information, information on University administrative offices, and other details.

Jack Cady Papers

  • UA 4.6.2
  • Record group
  • 1932-2004

The Papers of writer and professor Jack Cady (1932-2004) include material related to Cady's life, correspondence with other writers and literary agents, his published novels with research papers, manuscripts, and reviews. Also included is information on novels he and his wife, Carol Orlock, published together under the name Pat Franklin.

Cady, Jack

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