John Langass diaries
MSS-161

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Langaas, John
Creator - Translator
Swanson, Clara Lee
Title
John Langaas diaries
ID
MSS-161
Date [inclusive]
1907-1924
Extent
1.0 Cubic feet Contains five volumes of bound diaries and several folders of handwritten translations.
Language

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item] in the John Langaas diaries, MSS-161, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

John Langaas, born in 1860, was a Norwegian immigrant living in Ishpeming, Michigan. Langaas was an extremely religious man, and described his beliefs in detail in his diaries. Langaas died in 1924.

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection is composed of five hard-bound diaries of John Langaas. Langaas was an extremely religious man, and his diaries go into great detail describing his religious practices and sentiments. The diaries are dated from November 1909 to June 1924, and are written in Norwegian. Clara Lee Swanson produced handwritten translations of nearly all of the first two bound volumes into English. The collection also includes a Norse Civic News article; Pastor Skrenes' 1992 sermon; Trinity Lutheran Church anniversary booklet (1996); Windows on the Past booklet (1987); John Olsen letter translation; and a Norwegian/English dictionary.

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Arrangement note

Collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives 6/15/2010

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Revision Description

  6/15/2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was donated by Jon Watters, Paula Watters, Lynn Watters Haukkala, and Marilyn Swanson Andrew in March 2008.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Ishpeming, Mich.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ishpeming (Mich.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Andrew, Marilyn Swanson
  • Haukkala, Lynn Watters
  • Langaas, John--Diaries
  • Olsen, John
  • Watters, Jon
  • Watters, Paul

Subject(s)

  • Immigrants--Michigan--Ishpeming--History.
  • Norwegian Americans--Michigan--Ishpeming--Diaries.
  • Religious institutions--Michigan--Ishpeming.
  • Religious thought--Michigan--Ishpeming.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 of 1 

Box
16-07-08

Book 1- English Translation; Nov 13, 1909 - Aug 2, 1910 pp. 1-55 

Book 1- English Translation; Aug 3, 1910 - April 19, 1911 pp. 56 - 112 

Book 1- English Translation; April 27, 1911 - May 2, 1912 pp. 113 - 169 

Book 1- English Translation; May 3, 1912 - March 9, 1913 pp. 170 - 220 

Book 1- English Translation; March 10, 1913 - October 15, 1913 pp. 221 - 276 

Book 1- English Translation; October 16 - May 31, 1914 pp. 227 - 337 

Book 2- English Translation; June 1, 1914 - October 9, 1914 pp. 1 - 50 

Book 2- English Translation; October 10, 1914 - Feb. 25, 1915 pp. 51 - 102 

Book 2- English Translation; Feb 26, 1915 - Aug 12, 1915 pp. 103 - 150 

Book 2- English Translation; Aug 12, 1915 - Aug 4, 1916 pp. 151 - 227 

Photographs of Family 

Booklets and Clippings 

Record Book No. 1; 11/13/1909 - 5/31/1914 

Record Book No. 2; 5/1/1914 - 12/31/1916 

Record Book No. 3; 1/1/1917 - 3/31/1919 

Record Book No. 4; 4/1/1919 - 10/30/1922 

Record Book No. 5; 11/1/1922 - 5/15/1924 

Norwegian-English dictionary 

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