Although quantity alone is
not an accurate criterion of value, large collections
are especially impressive and varied in what they
contain. Of the 375 collections currently cataloged by
the archive, 22 consist of 20 or more boxes (10 or more
Alvin and Edel
Petersen-Diaries, letters, sermons, clippings,
expense records. 22 boxes.
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Anker and Vita
Jensen-Diaries, letters, sermons, clippings,
recipes. 35 boxes.
and professional documents, plus an inventory of
professional materials that have been deposited in the
Charles Babbage Institute at the University of
Minnesota. 112 boxes.
papers and official files of this UELC president from
1925-1950. 33 boxes.
Florence Hanson-Letters, pictures, lecture notes,
records of this Dana College academic dean. 58 boxes.
The Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood of America--member lists, minutes of meetings, financial records, ceremonies and convention records. Approximately 250 boxes.
Danish Lutheran Publishing House-Publications
including novels, memoirs, devotional materials,
periodicals, hymnbooks, synodical yearbooks, Danish
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Ejner and Arla
Christiansen Family-Letters, pictures, clippings,
documents, genealogy, business records. 20 boxes
Edward and Shirley
Hansen-Letters, writings, diaries, journals, special
collections on pastors, individuals and institutions by
this former bishop of the ALC. 24 boxes.
Individual Files-Clippings, obituaries, pictures,
material on 1,341 individuals currently. 39 boxes.
Mengers Family-Letters, diaries, sermons, clippings,
pictures, records, documents. 219 boxes.
Harold and Ruth Holm-Records,
clippings, pictures, writings, church materials. 30
sermons, memorabilia, records of all UELC pastors by
this former statistician of the UELC. 75 boxes.
Carl Sorensen Family-Letters, diaries, records,
documents, pictures, clippings, business records. 126
John W. and
Elizabeth Nielsen-Letters, papers, writings,
pictures, clippings. 45 boxes.
Chris and Simon
Korshoj Families-Letters, pictures, clippings,
business records. 37 boxes.
Luella K. Nielsen-Letters,
diaries, lecture notes, clippings, memorabilia. 54
Norman C. Bansen-Letters,
pictures, lecture notes, writings, clippings. 80 boxes.
Paul C. Nyholm-Letters,
notes, manuscripts, records, lectures, tests, pictures,
articles. 41 boxes.
Richard and Lois
Andersen-Letters, sermons, bulletins, clippings,
writings. 37 boxes.
Vasby-Letters, diaries, pictures, albums, writings,
notes, documents. 35 boxes.
P.S. Vig Family-Letters,
papers, clippings, documents, pictures, scrapbooks,
notes, obituaries and family records for people buried
in Washington County, Nebraska. 66 boxes. Available in the Online Archive..
records, bulletins, booklets, reports. 21 boxes.
Sophus Keith Winther-Letters,
books, papers, clippings, pictures, dime novel
collection, manuscript of an unpublished novel of this
author of the Grimsen trilogy. 41 boxes.
Family-Letters, writings, diaries, journals, papers,
clippings, documents, pictures, scrapbooks, notes,
memorabilia, business records. 165 boxes.
Of these large
holdings, the Hansen-Mengers, Jorgensen-Sorensen and
Walker-Johnson collections are notable because they each
span more than a century and contain more than 15,000
letters each, much of it being two-way correspondence.
These are the largest collections of Danish American
single-family letters known to exist.
In addition to these large individual collections, the archive houses approximately 375 smaller individual collections and institutional holdings including the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dana College, Trinity Theological Seminary, the Danish American Heritage Society, and the American Society of Danish Engineers among others.