The Papers of Christopher U. Faye | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Christopher U. FayeAdd to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Faye, C

Primary Creator: Faye, Christopher Urdahl (1886-1967)

Extent: 0.05 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of a scrapbook.

Biographical Note

Born on March 2, 1886 in Entumeni, Zulu (South Africa), to Christopher and Marie (Hoel) Faye. Attended St. John's College in Sussex, England, 1901-1904. Immigrated to the United States in 1906 and attended Luther College (1906-1909) earning a bachelor's degree. He went on to earn a C.T. from Luther Seminary (1909-1912). Faye served as a missionary and taught in Natal, South Africa from 1912-1922.

Returning to the United States in 1922, he went on to earn an M.A. from Minnesota University (1922-1924), and an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1926- x). He also attended the Graduate School at Concordia Seminary (1924-1925). He taught at Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1922-1924, and Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, 1925-1962. He served as a cataloger (1927-1952) and professor of linguistics (1945-1952) at the University of Illinois. He passed away in 1967.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 scrapbook

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Related Materials: The Christopher U. Faye Papers can be found at the University of Illinois Archives For more information please see

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Christopher U. Faye Papers RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/15/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

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Box F: Personal Papers, Single FilesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook about His Life, 1886-1967Add to your cart.