Aurdal Lutheran Church Records, 1883-1964
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Brief Description:

The Aurdal Lutheran Church Records consist of copies of original church documents. The first document is their constitution, which was translated from Norwegian by Reverend H. E. Haughland in January 1961. There is also a list of the pastors who served Aurdal from 1888 until May 1944. Next are meeting minutes in English from November 19, 1923 to July 19, 1964. These minutes are from annual meetings as well as special meetings. Meeting topics include fundraisers, work and renovation projects, and elections of officers. Also included are assorted financial records.

Additionally, there is the North Dakota State Department of Health cemetery registration for 1932, a small drawing showing the acreage belonging to Aurdal Church, and a program for the sixtieth anniversary, celebrated June 10, 1945. The final two folders include untranslated Norwegian documents, a book of meeting minutes, and other church information, 1883-1964.

The materials were deposited by Dr. Curtis W. Stofferahn of the UND Sociology Department. Stofferahn is the great-grandson of Syvert E. Strand, one of the first trustees of Aurdal Lutheran Church.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1412
Created by: Aurdal Lutheran Church (1883-1963)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/27/2000.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Ellendale, North Dakota
Religion - Church Records
Religion - Lutheran Church
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Norwegian [nor]
Acquisition Notes: Curt Stofferahn, UND Sociology Department  Deposit; June 27, 2000 (2000-2451) and January 9, 2002 (2002-2565)
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item) Aurdal Lutheran Church Records. OGLMC 1412, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in July 2012.