The Papers of Bjug Aanondson Harstad, 1881-1899, 1961
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of book manuscripts; translation of a Norwegian account of a journey of 1881; “Pioneer Prettle” autobiography; “Letter and articles on ‘A Trip to the Yukon Region;’” 1995 letter about the Harstad family regarding the 100th anniversary of Harstad Hall (Old Main).
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Harstad, B
Created by: Harstad, Bjug A. (1848-1933)
Volume: 0.2 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Harstad, Bjug A. (1848-1933) :

Harstad was born on Dec. 17, 1848 in Valle, Norway, to Aanond Tallefson and Torbjorg (Kittelsen) Sarstad.  He attended Luther College, 1865-71 (A.B.); Concordia Seminary, 1871-1874.  He then served as pastor at Mayville, N.D., 1874-91; Parkland, Wash., 1891-?. First president of the Norwegian Synod, in 1918-21.  He helped found Pacific Academy (later Pacific Lutheran University) in Washington State in 1890 and later served as its first president.


Harstad ble født i Valle i Norge. Han studerte ved Luther College og Concordia Seminary i St. Louis, Missouri, 1871-1874. Deretter jobbet han som prest og ble den første presidenten i The Norwegian Synod of the Am. Ev. Luth. Church, 1918. Han grunnla Pacific Academy, Washington,1894, og ble den første president for det som nå er Pacific Lutheran University (PLU).

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Bjug Aanondsen Harstad Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions:

11/15/19- updated the date range.

11/18/19: EC updated the preferred citation.