The Papers of the Rugland Family, 1870-1950
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence to and from Luther College; diaries of Jakob G. Rugland, 1894-1947 and loose items in the diaries (2.0 cubic feet); sermons of Jakob G. Rugland and Tollef Rosholdt; account books of the Rugland Educational Association, 1923; biographical information including ancestral chart with notes; Hebrew with Norwegian translation used by T. Rosholdt; certificates and grade reports of Johanna R. Rugland and school materials (essays, homework, 1892-1895); newspaper and magazine clippings, 1910's; books, booklets, almanacs/calendars; thesis of Rugland for Masters of Arts degree, 1929.
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Decorah, IA 52101
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Rugland, f
Created by: Rugland family
Volume: 3.2 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Rugland family :

Walter Strom Rugland, who graduated from Luther College in 1959, donated this collection.  He served on the Luther College Board of Regents from 1985-1997.  Walter Strom Rugland was the son of Walter Livingstone Rugland and Nora Strom.  W.L. Rugland graduated from Luther in 1929.  He became president of Aid Association for Lutherans.  Nora Strom’s father graduated from Luther College in 1891 and became a pastor.  Thore Peterson Skotland, the great-great-grandfather of Walter Strom Rugland, was one of the three men who incorporated Luther College.  Many other family members also had contact with Luther College.


Samlingen er donert av Walter Strom Rugland, som gikk ut fra Luther College i 1959. Han satt i styret for Luther College (Board of Regents) fra 1985 til 1997. Walter Strom Rugland var sønn av Walter Livingstone Rugland og Nora Strom. Ruglands far gikk ut fra Luther i 1929. Han ble president for Aid Association for Lutherans. Nora Stroms far gikk ut fra Luther College i 1891 og ble prest. Thore Peterson Skotland, tipp-tipp-oldefaren til Walter Strom Rugland, var en av de tre menn som inkorporerte Luther College. Mange andre familiemedlemmer hadde også et forhold til Luther College.

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Acquisition Notes: Walter S. Rugland
PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: The Rugland Family Papers, RG 15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions:

11/21/19: AH updated the extent.

11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

9/12/23: HJ updated donor information.