A Shoebox of Norwegian Letters

Blue ShoeboxWelcome to our online archive of over two hundred letters, cards, songs, poems, and other documents. Kept for many years in a large shoebox, transcribed and then translated, this site brings its contents to the world of historians, researchers, students, and interested visitors who wish to explore the lives and society surrounding a family of Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans from 1911-1956.

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Items Added: 248


2011.5.28 - We have been able to contact surviving relatives of the letter writers and secure their permission to make this letter collection public. It will no longer be password protected.
2010.1.1 - Added 'Places' index and Google Maps interface; geocoded frequently mentioned locations.
2010.12.31 - Completed the addition of letters. Added sortable index for all items in the collection. Added 'Corrections and Suggestions' script interface for all items.
2010.12.29 - Replaced navigation bar with variety of sorting options for better discovery.
2010.12.26 - All letters up to 1945 have been added and tagged. Created site logo.

Our deepest thanks to Terry Wilson and Cathy Walker.
Transcriptions and translations by Siri Holm Lawson
Site by Konrad M. Lawson. Archive powered by Omeka