The Papers of Ole Larson Kirkeberg, 1879-1923 | Luther College Archives

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Title: The Papers of Ole Larson Kirkeberg, 1879-1923Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Kirkeberg, O

Primary Creator: Kirkeberg, O. L. (1849-1925)

Extent: 0.6 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of unpublished notebooks on evangelism; "Minder Fra Valdres (Memories from Valdres);" "Lasebog fro Boern," a reading book for children; "The gamle og det nye mennesket;" seven published books written by Kirkeberg; newspaper clippings.

Biographical Note

Kirkeberg was born in Valdres, Norway in 1849.  He studied at the Bruuns College in Norway from 1867 until 1869 and later taught there.  He emigrated in 1874.  He was a pastor in Elk Horn, Iowa from 1876 until 1880 and later in Racine, Wisconsin.  He spent the end of his life in Park River, North Dakota.  Kirkeberg wrote about theology, a children's book and a memoir called Minder fra Valdres (Memories from Valdres).


Kirkeberg var født i Valdres i 1849. Han gikk på Bruuns folkehøgskole, 1867-1869 og var senere lærer der. Han utvandra i 1874. Han ble prest ved Elk Horn, Iowa, 1876-1880 og seinere i Racine, Wisconsin. Sine eldre dager tilbrakte han i Park River, Nord-Dakota. Han ga ut en rekke teologiske skrifter og var sterkt knytta til dansk åndsliv. Han ga også ut ei minnebok, Minder fra Valdres,1919.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Ole Larson Kirkeberg Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/20/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

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Box 2: Kirkeberg, Ole LarsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory Sheet, 1879-1917Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book by Kirkeberg, 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 2 Booklets by Kirkeberg, 1917Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Book by Kirkeberg, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Book by Kirkeberg og picture of Washington Irving, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Book by Kirkeberg on Mormonsim, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Book by Kirkeberg, 1923Add to your cart.

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