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The Papers of Clara Kvaase, 1914-1918

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Clara Kvaase, 1914-1918

ID: LCA/RG15/Kvaase, C

Creator: Kvaase, Clara (1896-1970)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of "Clara's Diary," 1914-1918.

Biographical Note

Kvaase was born September 6, 1896 in Menomonie, Wisconsin to two Norwegian parents, Daniel Kvaase and Agnes (Anga) Preus.  Her father immigrated to the United States and attended Luther College in the mid-1880s and her mother was the daughter of Herman and Linka Preus.  She spent her first twenty years living in Wisconsin.  After graduating from Spring Valley High School in 1915, Kvaase lived in LaCrosse for a year.  The next two years she and her sister attended normal school together to train for teaching kindergarten.  After two years of teaching, Kvaase married Otis Aamodt in 1920 and they had four daughters together.  Upon her husband’s death in 1937, Kvaase moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin where she lived until her death in September 1970.


C. Kvaase ble født 6. september 1896 i Menomonie, Wisconsin, som datter av norsk-amerikanske foreldre. Faren utvandra til Amerika og studerte ved Luther College på midten av 1880-tallet. Mor hennes var datter av Herman og Linka Preus. Kvaase bodde i Wisconsin de første tjue årene av sitt liv. Etter at hun gikk ut fra Valley High School i 1915, bodde hun ett år i LaCrosse. De følgende to år studerte hun og søstera sammen på Normal School for å kunne undervise kindergarten. Etter to år med undervisning, giftet Kvaase seg med Otis Aamodt i 1920 og de fikk fire døtre. I 1937, etter hennes manns død, flyttet Kvaase til New Richmond, Wisconsin. Der bodde hun til hun døde september 1970.

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

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Related Materials: Her husband's scrapbook from his Luther years can be found in the Papers of Otis M. Aamodt. For more information please see https://nordic.luther.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=25&q=aamodt.

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Clara Kvaase Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

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

Box and Folder Listing

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Published copy, transcribed by Kvaase's daughters.