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Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge Records

  • SIE 1.1.1
  • Record group
  • 1908-2010

This collection contains the records of the Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge cultural organization, including items like treasury books, minutes, correspondence, convention information, song books, and other administrative records.

Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge

Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2 Records

  • SIE 1.1.2
  • Record group
  • 1907-2014

This collection contains the records of Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2, including financial records, membership history, and meeting minutes.

Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2

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.

Sons of Norway District 2 Records

  • SIE 1.2.2
  • Record group
  • 1903-2010

This collection contains the records of the Sons of Norway District 2 cultural organization, including constitutions, manuals, directories, record books, newsletters, brochures, songbooks and artifacts. In addition, there is correspondence between the District 2 lodges, to the presidents, and the main secretary. There are also some photographs included in the collection.

Sons of Norway District 2

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

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

Nordlandslaget Nordlyset Records

  • SIE 1.5
  • Record group
  • 1912-1990

The records of Nordlandslaget Nordlyset (or the Northlight Club) includes correspondence, financial and membership ledgers, publications, and programs.

Nordlandslaget Nordlyset

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.

Normanna Male Chorus Records

  • SIE 1.8.1
  • Record group
  • 1906-2000

These records include agendas and minutes of board meetings, financial records, scrapbooks, and event programs and materials.

Normanna Male Chorus

Pacific Coast/American Union of Swedish Singers

  • SIE 1.8.3
  • Record group
  • 1917-1936

Contains 5 programs for events related to the Pacific Coast Division of American Union of Swedish Singers, 6 songbooks, and one sheet about the tour of “Bergslagsmor”. The documents are dated between 1917 and 1936. Collection is in English and Swedish.

The Pacific Coast Division of American Union of Swedish Singers promotes and preserves the Swedish music tradition in the US.

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