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Arthur Martinson Photographs

  • SPEC 1.2

PLU professor of History Arthur Martinson donated this collection of undated and undescribed photographs to the Archives. These and other materials now housed in Special Collections were part of his Nisqually Plains Collection.

Walter C. Schnackenberg Papers

  • UA 4.9.3
  • Record group
  • 1920-2012

The Papers of Walter C. Schnackenberg contains materials related to his career as Professor of History at Pacific Lutheran University (1937-1973), detailing his scholarly work and leadership as a faculty member and key figure within various Lutheran organizations.

Schnackenberg, Walter C.

PLU Oral History Collection

  • UA 2.5.2.1
  • 1972-2000

A collection of cassette tapes recorded by various PLU faculty, staff, and students speaking directly or conducting interviews on the history of Pacific Lutheran University.

Puget Sound Posten

  • SIE 3.1
  • Record group
  • 1908-1932

Tacoma Swedish-language weekly newspaper, published by the Puget Sound Publishing Company.

Puget Sound Publishing Company

Tidende

  • SIE 3.3
  • Record group
  • 1897

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

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

Tacoma Tidende

  • SIE 3.2
  • Record group
  • 1911-1924

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

Tacoma Tidende Publishing Company

Western Viking

  • SIE 3.6
  • Record group
  • 1929-1939

Issues of a Tacoma-based Norwegian weekly newspaper, published by the Puget Sound Publishing Company, Tacoma, WA.

Puget Sound Publishing Company

Loren Anderson Papers

  • UA 1.3.11
  • 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.

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.

Harold J. Leraas Papers

  • UA 5.1.1
  • 1877-1985

Contains the personal items and documents, such as notebooks, scrapbooks, and photographs of Harold J. Leraas, dated from 1877 to 1985. Notebooks include his high school notes from the 1920’s and his father’s notebooks from 1877 to 1890. His scrapbook contains articles, programs, and pictures he accumulated between the years 1928 and 1935. Among the photographs are portraits of classmates from Luther College in the year 1930, as well as images of PLU during the 1950’s. Also included in the collection are his confirmation certificate from the year 1923, essays from a high school English class, and a paper fan.

Leraas, Harold J.

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