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Collection Inventory

Series I. Development Records

Section: Volume One


Shelf 1/5/3
Volume 1 Running Memos, Scandanavian, 1928-1932
General Correspondence, 1935-1963
Frederic Schaefer Scholarships, 1948-1958

Section: Volume Two

Volume 2 Architectural Correspondence, 1928-1953

Section: Volume Three

Volume 3 Photographs
Formal Opening and Dedication, 1948

Series II. Planning and Designs 1928-1960

Scope and Content Notes:

This series focuses on the Norwegian Room history, its conception to its completion. Documents from its formal recognition are also included in this series. Architecture notes, correspondence, room photographs and drawings are included. Some material are repeated in this series, but in different folders for context.


Box 1
Folder 1 Room History and Design 1940-1958
Folder 2 Photographs and Negatives 1972-1977
Folder 3 Norwegian Room Committee 1960
Folder 4 Summary Documents 1928-1953
Folder 5 Norwegian Committee Architect’s Correspondence & Drawings 1928-1953
Folder 6 General Correspondence & Dedication Material 1935-1956

Series III. Finances 1955-1967, 1993-1998

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes the financial reports and responsibilities of the Norwegian Room Committee. Financial reports like membership fees and spending are included. Also in this collection are letters regarding scholarships in the Schaefer family name. The archive ceremony/program that Sarah Schaefer started for a bound volume in the Norwegian Room that was to be dedicated to the room, Mrs. Schaefer’s funding for the project is included in this series.

Folder 7 Finances, Archives Ceremony, & Committee 1955-1967
Folder 8 Finances and Donations 1993-1998

Series III. Correspondence 1969-2009

Scope and Content Notes:

General correspondence from two eras of the Norwegian Room, 1969 through 1989 and 1990 through 2009. Correspondence between the officers and council members as well as correspondence to the public are included.

Folder 9 Correspondence, Notes, and Memos 1969-1989
Folder 10 Correspondence 1990-2009

Series IV. Programs 1959-1993

Scope and Content Notes:

This series includes the different types of groups which collaborated with the Norwegian Nationality Room Committee. They were: Sons of Norway, Ole Bull Lodge, and the University of Oslo Summer School program. This series also contain activities and programming conducted by the committee, such as the Norwegian Summer School Program.

Folder 11 Norwegian Summer School Program 1959-1968
Folder 12 Sons of Norway Ole Bull Lodge Members 1983-1989
Folder 13 Sons of Norway Minutes 1981-1993

Series V. Publicity 1968-2006

Scope and Content Notes:

The final series in this collection is publicity. Types of publicity include: newsletters, flyers, invitations to social events, holiday cooking recipes, and much more.

Folder 14 Undated Publicity Materials Unmarked
Folder 15 1968-1981
Folder 16 1982-1985
Folder 17 1986-1989
Folder 18 1990-1993
Folder 19 1994-2006