Guide to the Scandinavian Immigrant Experience Collection

Scandinavian Immigrant Experience

The Scandinavian Immigrant Experience (SIE) Collection is a depository of historical materials relating to immigrants to the Pacific Northwest from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The collection includes records of Scandinavian cultural heritage organizations, family and personal papers, newspapers and publications, and the New Land, New Lives: Scandinavian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest Oral History Collection.

For more information or to schedule a research appointment, contact archives@plu.edu.

Cultural heritage organizations

Below are a few examples of cultural heritage organizations whose records are held by SIE. More can be viewed by browsing the SIE's complete holdings.

Daughters of Norway Embla Lodge No. 2


Daughters of Norway Grand Lodge


Sons of Norway District 2


Local Scandinavian Publications


Oral Histories


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