The Papers of Rev. Olaf Morgan Norlie, 1861-1921 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Rev. Olaf Morgan Norlie, 1861-1921Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Norlie, O

Primary Creator: Norlie, O. M. (1876-1962)

Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of Luther College photographs, 1861-1921.

Biographical Note

Norlie was born in Sioux City, Iowa on January 11, 1876.  He held various positions in the education field before becoming a member of the Luther College faculty in 1919.  He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf in 1898 and his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1901.  At Luther, he taught psychology and sociology, as well as Hebrew, Christianity and education.  He married Anna Louise Bonhus in 1902.


Norlie ble født i Sioux City, Iowa, 11. januar 1876. Han hadde forskjellige jobber innenfor skole og utdanning før han ble ansatt ved Luther College i 1919. Han hadde en bachelorgrad fra St. Olaf i 1898, mastergraden fra University of Wisconsin i 1901, senere tok han Ph.D. ved University of Minnesota. Ved Luther underviste han i psykologi og sosiologi, i tillegg til hebraisk, kristendom og pedagogikk. Han giftet seg med Anna Louise Bonhus i 1902. Norlie hadde en fantastisk sans for detaljer og samlet på alt av norsk-amerikansk materiale.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Rev. Olaf Morgan Norlie Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/22/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Luther Materials, 1919-1941],
[Box 2: Papers & Poems, 1926-1940],

Box 2: Papers & Poems, 1926-1940Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory Sheet, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Book Reviews on "Teaching to Think", 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Date Book, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ode to WIfe, Alumni Post Graduate Stats., 1927-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Lutheran Statistical Association, 1934-1940Add to your cart.