Marius and Caroline Gjelsnes Papers, 1886-1896, 1991
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Brief Description: The Marius and Caroline Gjelsnes Papers document the Norwegian immigrant experience in North Dakota's Red River Valley. The collection consists of letters written in Norwegian from December 1886 through September 1892. First are love letters written between Marius and Caroline (1886-1888). There are both photocopies of the original letters and their English translations. Next are original letters and translations written during Caroline's trip to Kongsvinger, Norway, to celebrate her parents' 25th wedding anniversary (May-September 1892). Also included are copies of articles from the Grand Forks Herald describing the collection and the Gjelsness family reunion.
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/1233
Created by: Gjelsness, Caroline, Gjelsness, Marius
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/30/1991.
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Pioneer Life
Reynolds, North Dakota
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Norwegian [nor]
Acquisition Notes: June Gjelsness Tweten, granddaughter of Marius and Caroline Gjelsnes  Donation; 91-1767
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Marius and Caroline Gjelsness Papers. OGLMC 1233, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in February 2014.