The Papers of Nils Martin Ylvisaker, 1896-1965, 1884
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence; sermons; published articles.
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Ylvisaker, N
Created by: Ylvisaker, Nils Martin (1882-1972)
Volume: 7.1 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Ylvisaker, Nils Martin (1882-1972) :

Ylvisaker graduated from Luther College in 1902.  He served as a pastor and chaplain. He was a member of the Luther College Board of Trustees from 1942 to 1947.

Born March 23, 1882, in Sogndal, Norway. Came to the U.S. in 1882. Educated at Luther College, 1902 B.A.; U. of Minn., 1902-03; 1921-23; Luther Seminary, 1906 C.T.; U. of Oslo, 1923-24. Served pastorates at Mohall, N.D.; 1906-08; Christ and St. Stephens, St. Paul, 1908-10; Our Savior's, Chicago, 1911-18; College Church, San Diego, 1951- Ex.-sec., Young People's Luther League (Y.P.L.L.), 1919-41; Director, Ser. Com., NLC, 1941-47; Director, American Relief, Germany, 1947-48. President, Military Chaplains' Association., 1938-47. Author of several books. Married in 1910 to Karine Magelssen, granddaughter of Laur. Larsen, first president of Luther College. (Adapted from original collection description.)


Nils Martin Ylvisaker var født i Sogndal. Han tok eksamen ved Luther College i 1902. Han ble gift (1910) med Karine Elizabeth Magelsen, barnebarn til Laur. Larsen, Luthers første president. Ylvisaker var prest i Our Savior's Church i Chicago. Han satt i styret på Luther College (Board of Trustees) fra 1942 til 1947.

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: Nils Martin Ylvisaker Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions:

11/22/19 AH: updated the date.

12/02/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

9/1/23: HJ updated biography/history.