The Papers of Alfred O. Halvorson, 1904-2013
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Brief Description: This collection documents the life of Alfred O. Halvorson, a 1910 Luther College Preparatory graduate and World War I veteran. The majority of the collection documents Halvorson's military service, including his military records and honors, correspondence sent home to his family from Europe, and photographs. Other records include: an appellant's brief written during his time as a lawyer; the annual from the high school where he taught; educational records; genealogical research done by his descendants; a play written after his completed his military service; photographs; and his stamp collection.
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Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Fax: 563-387-1657
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Halvorson, A
Created by: Halvorson, Alfred O. (1886-1936)
Volume: 0.0
Biographical Note for Halvorson, Alfred O. (1886-1936) : Alfred Olai Halvorson was born in Ridgeway, Iowa in 1886. He was the youngest child of Norwegian immigrants Helge (Henry) Halvorson and Torbjorg Jonsdatter Tistel Halvorson. After graduating from Luther College in 1910, Halvorson taught high school and served as principal n Bagley, MN from 1910-1912. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1915 with a law degree, and began practicing law in Crookston, MN until 1917, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Halvorson was honorably discharged in 1919 and moved to New York upon returning to the United States and studied to be a playwright. He passed away in 1936.
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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Alfred O. Halvorson Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions: 11/18/19: EC updated the preferred citation.