War Letters and Memorabilia, 1861-1972
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Brief Description: This series holds materials relating to the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War, as collected by Luther College Archives.  Included are letters, photographs, memorial service programs, realia, and published materials.  Not only do these boxes document the history of the United States, but also its affect at Luther College and within the Decorah-area community.
Held at:
Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Fax: 563-387-1657
Email: archives [at] luther.edu
Record Series Number: LCA/RG00/Series 8
Created by: Luther College (Decorah, Iowa)
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet

This series is organized into four sub-series:

1) Civil War (1861-1981)

2) World War I (1916-1956)

3) World War II (1944-1946)

4) Vietnam War (1970-1973)

Biographical Note for Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) :

Located in the small northeast Iowa town of Decorah, Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students. The college is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Founded in 1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther offers more than 60 majors and preprofessional and certificate programs leading to the bachelor of arts degree. Its mission statement emphasizes faith, leadership, and community service. Luther College provides equal opportunity for all qualified persons in its educational programs and activities.

Access Restrictions: All materials are available for research.
Subject Index
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa)
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - History
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students
Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) - Students - Organizations
United States - History
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918 - Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945 - Memorials
World War, 1939-1945 - Personal Narratives
World War, 1939-1945 - Photographs - Europe
World War, 1939-1945 - Photographs - Pacific
Genres/Forms of Material
World War, 1939-1945 - Photographs
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Norwegian [nor]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit https://www.luther.edu/copyright/.
Other Formats: Many of the materials in this collection are photocopies or reproductions of published materials, such as newspaper clippings and letters.  Originals may be held by the originating publisher or creator.  Please note that Luther College may hold property rights to these materials, but may not hold the copyright.

Cite unpublished materials: War Letters and Memorabilia, RG00 History Relating to Luther College, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Cite published materials as required by your chosen citation style (Chicago, MLA, APA, etc.).

Finding Aid Revisions: 4/11/2019: Hayley Jackson updated link to copyright policy.