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The Papers of Isaac B. Torrison, 1871-1929

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of Isaac B. Torrison, 1871-1929

ID: LCA/RG15/Torrison, I

Creator: Torrison, Isaac B. (1859-1929)

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of correspondence, 1870's-1890's; sermons from Torrison's marriage and funeral; receipts; certificates; poems; speeches; programs; pamphlets; journal; newspaper clippings; Norwegian Christmas music; Torrison's will; booklet containing issues of "From Church and Home," 1917-1918; 16 letters from Elisabeth Koren.

Biographical Note

Torrison was born on November 17, 1859 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  He attended Luther College and Concordia Seminary, as well as Johns Hopkins University.  He was a pastor in Texas, Illinois and was the Luther College pastor.  He also taught religion at Luther for ten years.  He married Elisabeth Koren (daughter of Ulrik Vilhelm and Else Elisabeth).


Torrison ble født 17. november 1859 i Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Han studerte ved Luther College og Concordia Seminary, i tillegg til Johns Hopkins University. Han var prest i Texas, Illinois, og var collegeprest på Luther College. På Luther underviste han også i religion i ti år. Han giftet seg med Elisabeth Koren (datter av Ulrik Vilhelm og Else Elisabeth).

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 box

Use Restrictions: Though we may hold the property rights, Luther College Archives does not hold the copyrights for all materials. Individuals may use materials for non-commercial, private use, but commercial users must secure permissions from the copyright holders and/or Luther College Archives to reproduce, publish, or quote protected materials and photographs. For more information about the Luther College copyright and fair use policy, please visit https://www.luther.edu/copyright/

Separated Materials: Separated from the Papers of David T. Nelson in November 1972.

Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: Isaac B. Torrison Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History: 12/02/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1: Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, and Papers, 1871-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory Processing Sheets, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters, 1871, 1877, 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence and Official Documents, 1879-1899Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence and Official Documents, 1904-1929Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Booklet Containing Issues of "From Church and Home", 1917-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Letters to V. Koren from Elisabeth (Koren) Torrison, 1887-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Newspaper Clippings, 1909-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper Clippings, Articles, Poem, and Correspondence, 1924, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pamphlets, 1905, 1922, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newspaper Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.