The Papers of Rasmus Meland, 1897-1969
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence (typed and handwritten); sermons; photographs (1.4 cubic feet); account books; chuch papers and writings; vote cards; advertisements; hymn book; pamphlets; concert programs; assorted books and booklets; newspaper clippings; magazine "Nordmannforbundet."
Held at:
Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Email: archives [at]
Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Meland, R
Created by: Meland, R. J. (1869-1961)
Volume: 2.8 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Meland, R. J. (1869-1961) :

Meland was born December 1, 1869 in Minnesota.  He attended Luther College from 1886 to 1892, working as a public school teacher for the next year.  He also attended Luther Seminary where he earned his CT.  He served as a pastor in Texas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Meland spent time as a photographer, an author, and ran for alderman.


Meland ble født i Faribault, Minnesota 1. desember 1869. Han studerte ved Luther College fra 1886 til 1892, og det følgende året jobbet han som lærer i den offentlige skolen. Han gikk også på Luther Seminary. Han tjenestegjorde som prest i Texas, Minnesota og Wisconsin. Meland var også fotograf, forfatter og ordførerkandidat.

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Rasmus Meland Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions:

11/18/19: AH updated the date.

11/22/19: EC updated the preferred citation.