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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Holmstad Family Letters MSS.3337

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

May 2011

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2011-05-19T14:18-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Holmstad Family Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.3337

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet (60 letters)

Dates:

1946-1962

Abstract:

Sixty letters written to Sarah (Sigrid) and Norval Holmstad of Stoughton, Wisconsin, by various friends and relatives in Norway. Letters are written in Norwegian.

Access Restrictions:

none

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2006

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Kendal Spires, 2011

Preferred Citation:

Holmstad Family Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

Contains 60 letters written to Sarah and Norval Holmstad from friends and relatives in Norway. Twenty-two letters are from Marie Fasgaard of Tronstad and fifteen from Ida Wullum of Skreia. Remaining letters are from Hermod Skryseth, Ovidie Kongskog, Solveig Nilson, Anna Habberstad, and Kristian Faksland. All letters are written in Norwegian.

Biographical/Historical note

Sigrid and Norval Homlstad lived in Stoughton, Wisconsin, a city know for its Norwegian heritage. Norval was born March 16, 1894, and died in December 1971. Sarah was born August 7, 1895, and died in November 1971. Norval's parents were Norwegian immigrants, and Sarah was born in Norway.

Incoming - Marie Fasgaard Box SC0065 Folder 3337.01

Incoming - Ida Wullum Box SC0065 Folder 3337.02

Incoming - Hermod Skryseth, Anna Habberstad Box SC0065 Folder 3337.03

Incoming - Ovidie Kongskog, Solveig Nilsen, Kristian Faksland Box SC0065 Folder 3337.04