The Papers of the Ylvisaker Family, 1961-1974 | Luther College Archives

Collection Overview

Title: The Papers of the Ylvisaker Family, 1961-1974Add to your cart.

ID: LCA/RG15/Ylvisaker, f

Primary Creator: Ylvisaker family

Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet. More info below.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Documentation consists of correpsondence, 1960's; one photograph; manuscript of "The Ylvisaker Story," "Life with Father-and Mother" by J.W. Ylvisaker; genealogy of Ylvisaker family; program for a service; notes; newspaper clippings; album of 1921 Luther College graduates.

Biographical Note

The Norwegian Lutheran Church and Luther College played a large role in the Ylvisaker family’s history.  Many members of the family have been ordained as ministers.  J. Wilhelm Ylvisaker was president of Luther College from 1948 to 1962.  Other members of the Ylvisaker family have also served on the Luther College faculty or Board of Regents.  Luther’s Ylvisaker Hall is named after President Ylvisaker and the long line of Ylvisakers who have contributed to Luther College’s history.


Den norsk-lutherske kirke i Amerika og Luther College spilte en sentral rolle i Ylvisakers slektshistorie. Mange familiemedlemmer ble ordinert til prester. J. Wilhelm Ylvisaker var president på Luther College fra 1948 til 1962. Andre medlemmer av Ylvi saker familien underviste etter satt i styret på Luther College (Board of Regents). Luthers Ylvisaker Hall er oppkalt etter president Ylvisaker og den lange rekken av Ylvisakere som har vært sentrale i skolens historie.

Administrative Information

Repository: Luther College Archives

Accruals: Box 2 came from ACC 2015-026.

Alternate Extent Statement: 2 boxes

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Preferred Citation: Cite unpublished materials: The Ylvisaker Family Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa

Finding Aid Revision History:

Updated 11/9/2018 and 11/12/2018 by Trang Do and Hayley Jackson to include new accural.

12/02/19: EC updated the preferred citation.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Ylvisaker Family History, 1962, undated],
[Box 2: Photo Album, 1921],

Box 1: Ylvisaker Family History, 1962, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: The Ylvisaker Family History, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Ylvisaker Family History, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 2: Photo Album, 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Album of Luther College Graduates, 1921Add to your cart.