The Papers of Leon Sorlien, 1983-1994, n.d. | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Leon Sorlien, 1983-1994, n.d.Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Sorlien, L

Primary Creator: Sorlien, Leon

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of manuscript of "Christian and Marie Ellingson and their Progeny," 1983; articles/flyers on Leon C. Sorlien and the Fargo High School band.

Biographical Note

Sorlien was born May 22, 1899 in Bode, Iowa. He received his bachelor’s degree from Luther College in 1921 and a master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1946.  He was the founder of the Fargo Central High School Band and held the position of director for 24 years.  During his directorship at Fargo Central High, Sorlien composed several songs and marches for the school and surrounding schools and clubs.


Sorlien ble født 22. mai 1899 i Bode, Iowa. Han tok bachelorgraden ved Luther College i 1921 og mastergraden ved Northwestern University i 1946. Han var grunnleggeren av Fargo Central High School Band og var dirigent for korpset i 24 år. Som dirigent komponerte Sorlien flere sanger og marsjer for skolen og også for andre skoler og klubber i området.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Leon Sorlien Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History:

11/22/19; AH updated the date.

11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: 1983-1994],

Box 1: 1983-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Article. Fargo Central Senior High School Band Director Leon C. Sorlien, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence involving Gifts to Luther College Archives, March 1994Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christian and Marie Ellingson and Their Progeny, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: Fargo Central High School and Leon C. Sorlien Cassette Tapes, undatedAdd to your cart.