The Papers of Lauritz Larsen
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence, late 1800's-early1900's (business and personal); diary of Europe trip; photographs; notebooks and writings of Larsen; books that belonged to Larsen; certificates; visa; passport; clippings; programs; memorial papers (journals, articles); journals; scrapbooks.
Held at:
Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Fax: 563-387-1657
Email: archives [at]
Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Larsen, L
Created by: Larsen, Lauritz (1882-1923)
Volume: 6.9 Linear Feet
Acquired: ACC 2016-054 (.2) was added August 2017.
Biographical Note for Larsen, Lauritz (1882-1923) :

Larsen was born November 28, 1882 to Luther College president Laur. Larsen.  He attended Luther, graduating in 1902 with a bachelor’s degree.  Following graduation, he was principal of two different schools in North Dakota, and taught English and Latin at a third before enrolling at Luther Theological Seminary, graduating from there in 1907. He married Charlotte Emilie in 1908, and they had four children together.  After graduating from seminary, he became a pastor in North Dakota, moving to Iowa a year later, and after five years there accepted a call as pastor of Zion Norwegian Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, New York.  From 1919 to 1923, he held the position of president of the National Lutheran Council of America.  In 1917 he became the secretary of the National Lutheran Commission for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Welfare, holding this position until his death on January 28, 1923.


Se også Larsen-familien. Larsen ble født 28. november 1882. Han var sønn av Luther College president Laur. Larsen og Ingeborg (Astrup). Han studerte ved Luther og tok  bachelorgraden i 1902. Etter college ble han rektor ved to forskjellige skoler i Nord- Dakota, og underviste i engelsk og latin ved en tredje skole før han begynte som student ved Luther Theological Seminary. Han gikk ut fra seminaret i 1907. Han giftet seg med Charlotte Emilie Haugen i 1908. De fikk fire barn. Han ble prest i Nord-Dakota. Ett år senere flyttet han til Iowa, og etter fem år der takket han ja til en kall som prest i Zion Norwegian Lutheran Church i Brooklyn, New York. Fra 1919 til 1923 var han president for National Lutheran Council of America. I 1917 ble han sekretær for National Lutheran Commission for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Welfare. Han fungerte også som oversetter i norsk. Larsen døde 28. januar 1923.