The Papers of Herman Amberg Preus, 1757-1966 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Herman Amberg Preus, 1757-1966Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Preus, H

Primary Creator: Preus, Herman Amberg (1825-1894)

Extent: 9.1 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of correspondence, 1843-1894; sermons, 1840-1899; receipts, 1846-1892; diaries, 1850, 1870-1894; accounts/statements, 1840-1899; congregational documents, 1825-1894; published items, 1856-1966; miscellaneous, 1834-1927; communion register, 1871-1877; court probate of estate, 1757, 1758, 1807, 1858; bible.

Biographical Note

Involved in the founding of Luther College; an original Incorporator; president of the Board of Trustees, 1865-1871; president of the Norwegian Lutheran Synod, 1862-1894.

Herman Amberg Preus was born June 16, 1825 at Kristianssand, Norway. Graduated from Christiania Univ., 1848-49. Immigrated to U.S., 1862-94. Married to Caroline Dorthea Margreth Koyser, 1851. She died in 1880. He died July 2, 1894.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 21 boxes

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Herman Amberg Preus Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/25/19: EC updated the preferred citation.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1843-1894],
[Series 2: Sermons],
[Series 3: Receipts],
[Series 4: Diaries],
[Series 5: Accounts/Statements],
[Series 6: Congregational Documents],
[Series 7: Published Items],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],
[Series 9: Objects],
[All]

Series 1: Correspondence, 1843-1894Add to your cart.
Box 1: Correspondence, 1843-1856, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Includes 3:116 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1843-1845Add to your cart.
Uncataloged
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1846Add to your cart.
Uncataloged
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1847-1849Add to your cart.
Uncataloged
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1850Add to your cart.
Uncataloged
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1851Add to your cart.
Includes 3:2 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1852Add to your cart.
Includes 3:4 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1853Add to your cart.
Includes 3:5 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1854Add to your cart.
Includes 3:6 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1855Add to your cart.
Includes 3:7
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1856Add to your cart.
Includes 3:8 and Uncataloged Items
Box 2: Correspondence, 1857-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1857Add to your cart.
Includes 3:9 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1858Add to your cart.
Includes 3:10 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1859Add to your cart.
Includes 3:11, 3:12 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1860Add to your cart.
Includes 3:13, 3:14, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1861Add to your cart.
Includes 3:15, 3:16, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1862Add to your cart.
Includes 3:17 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1863Add to your cart.
Includes 3:18
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1864Add to your cart.
Includes 3:19, 3:20, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1865Add to your cart.
Includes 3:21 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1866-1868Add to your cart.
Includes 3:20. 3:21, 3:23, and Uncataloged Items
Box 3: Correspondence, 1869-1871Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, January-April 1869Add to your cart.
Includes 3:22, 3:23, and 3:23a
Folder 2: Correspondence, May-August 1869Add to your cart.
Includes 3:23a, 3:24, 3:24a, and 3:25
Folder 3: Correspondence, September-December 1869Add to your cart.
Includes 3:25
Folder 4: Correspondence, January-June 1870Add to your cart.
Includes 3:26, 3:27, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 5: Correspondence, July-December 1870Add to your cart.
Includes 3:28 and 3:29
Folder 6: Correspondence, January-June 1871Add to your cart.
Includes 3:30, 3:31, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 7: Correspondence, July-December 1871Add to your cart.
Includes 3:32 and 3:33
Box 4: Correspondence, 1872-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, January-May 1872Add to your cart.
Includes 3:34, 3:35, and uncataloged items
Folder 2: Correspondence, June-December 1872Add to your cart.
Includes 3:36, 3:37, and uncataloged items
Folder 3: Correspondence, January-May 1873Add to your cart.
Includes 3:38 and 3:39
Folder 4: Correspondence, May-December 1873Add to your cart.
Includes 3:40, 3:41, and 3:42
Folder 5: Correspondence, January-April 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:43
Folder 6: Correspondence, May 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:44
Box 5: Correspondence, 1874-1875Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, June-July 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:45
Folder 2: Correspondence, August 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:46
Folder 3: Correspondence, September 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:47 and Uncataloged items
Folder 4: Correspondence, October-December 1874Add to your cart.
Includes 3:48 and 3:49 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 5: Correspondence, January-April 1875Add to your cart.
Includes 3:50, 3:51, 3:52, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 6: Correspondence, May-August 1875Add to your cart.
Includes 3:53, 3:54, 3:55, and 3:56, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 7: Correspondence, September-December 1875Add to your cart.
Includes 3:56, 3:57, and 3:58, and Uncataloged Items
Box 6: Correspondence, 1876-1884Add to your cart.
Contains correspondence originally listed on inventories for 3:74 and 3:75
Folder 1: Correspondence, January-March 1876Add to your cart.
Includes 3:59, 3:60, 3:61, 3:62, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 2: Correspondence, April-December 1876Add to your cart.
Includes 3:63, 3:64, 3:65, 3:69, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 3: Correspondence, January-June 1877Add to your cart.
Includes documents originally listed on inventories for 3:61, 3:66, 3:67, 3:68, and 3:69
Folder 4: Correspondence, July-December 1877Add to your cart.
Includes 3:70, 3:71, 3:72, 3:73, and Uncataloged Items
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1878-1882Add to your cart.
Includes 3:74, 3:75 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1883Add to your cart.
Includes 3:76 and Uncataloged Items
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1884Add to your cart.
Includes documents originally listed on inventories for 3:78, 3:79, 3:80 and 3:81
Box 7: Correspondence, 1885-1889Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1885Add to your cart.
Includes 3:82, 3:83, 3:84, and uncataloged items
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1886Add to your cart.
Includes 3:85, 3:86, and 3:87
Folder 3: Correspondence, January-June 1887Add to your cart.
Includes 3:88 and 3:89 and uncataloged items
Folder 4: Correspondence, July-December 1887Add to your cart.
Includes 3:90, 3:91, 3:89, 3:92, 3:93, 3:96 and uncataloged items
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1888Add to your cart.
Includes 3:93, 3:94, 3:92, 3:95, 3:96, and uncataloged items
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1889Add to your cart.
Contains documents related to raising funds for building Main II.
Box 8: Correspondence, 1890-1894Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1890Add to your cart.
Includes 3:99 and 3:100
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1891Add to your cart.
Includes 3:101 and 3:102
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1892Add to your cart.
Includes 3:103, 3:104, and 3:105
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1893Add to your cart.
Includes 3:106, 3:107, 3:108, and 3:109
Folder 5: Correspondence, January-March 1894Add to your cart.
Includes 3:110, 3:111, and 3:113
Folder 6: Correspondence, March-December 1894Add to your cart.
Includes 3:113, 3:114, 3:115

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1843-1894],
[Series 2: Sermons],
[Series 3: Receipts],
[Series 4: Diaries],
[Series 5: Accounts/Statements],
[Series 6: Congregational Documents],
[Series 7: Published Items],
[Series 8: Miscellaneous],
[Series 9: Objects],
[All]