The Borgny Ager Collection
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Brief Description: Collection contains photographs of Norwegian American groups collected by Eyvind Ager, son of Waldemar Ager, Norwegian newspaperman, author, and prohibitionist.  Photographs are from late 1800s, early 1900s, and include:  Temperance/Abstinene Societies (Det Nationale Afholdsforbund), Sons of Norway, Nordlandslaget, Scandinavian Grand Lodge of Minnesota, Reform Newspaper Staff.  Also contains photographs with Waldemar Ager and of Juliette Kildahl, E. E. L├╝beck (prominent Temperance speaker), Henrik Wergeland monument in Fargo, ND, and first church in Stanwood, WA, 1878. Also life insurance papers for the Scandinavian American Fraternity.
Held at:
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Archives
523 West Water Street
P.O. Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-382-9681
extension 219
Fax: 563-382-8828
Email: jkovarik [at]
Record Series Number: VMA/RG01/ARCH.Ager
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Subject Index
Ager, Waldemar, 1869-1941
Norwegians in Wisconsin
Sons of Norway
Rights/Use Restrictions: May be reproduced with written permission from Vesterheim collections staff or Executive Director.