The Papers of Ola Johann Saervold, 1895 | Luther College Archives

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Title: The Papers of Ola Johann Saervold, 1895Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Saervold, O

Primary Creator: Saervold, Ola Johann (1868-1937)

Extent: 0.01 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of a book manuscript of "Harald's Mistake: A tale from the Land of the Midnight Sun," illustrated by Gausta; original manuscript of "Erling."

Biographical Note

Saervold was born in Bergen, Norway on February 10, 1867.  He graduated from Luther College in 1895 and taught Latin at Luther that year.  After graduation, he became an author in Minneapolis.


Saervold ble født i Bergen 10. februar 1867. Han gikk ut fra Luther College i 1895 og underviste i latin på Luther samme år. Samtidig var han korrespondent for ei avis i Chicago. Han reiste tilbake til Norge og var der i flere år før han slo seg ned i Minneapolis som forfatter og free-lance journalist.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 folder

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Ola Johann Saervold Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

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