Title: Louis Haahr Papers
ID: OGLMC 1093
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Louis James Haahr was born on December 11, 1921, in Grand Forks. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Haahr. He entered the University of North Dakota on September 19, 1938, at the age of 16, the youngest member of the freshman class. He was within one term of graduating when he received orders to report for duty on July 10, 1942, at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. Haahr was in the 155th Infantry Regiment, 31st Infantry Division. In March 1943 he was sent to Ft. Benning for advanced infantry training and was there commissioned a first lieutenant. Later he was offered a post as an artist on the staff on the camp publications at Ft. Benning, but he declined the offer in favor of combat service. Haahr was killed in action on May 3, 1945, in Mindano while campaigning to liberate the Philippines. He was buried in Parang Mindano at USAF Cemetery #1, but was later moved to the Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
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Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Family of Paul and Margaret Barr, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Donation, Acc.# 87-1523
Donation, Acc.# 87-1523
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Louis Haahr Papers. OGLMC 1093, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Louis Haahr Papers date from 1944-1979, and consists of five folders. The first folder contains correspondence, many of these are written by Haahr to UND Art Professor Paul Barr. There is also correspondence from friends in the military to Haahr's family following his death. The second folder contains writings that Haahr did while overseas, including journal entries, poems, and his will. The third folder contains many drawings that Haahr did both stateside and overseas. The fourth folder contains newspaper clippings, most of which deal with Haahr's death and burial at Ft. Snelling. The fifth folder contains documents from the University varying from programs to information about the Louis Haahr Memorial Award.