Title: Emil Odegard Papers
ID: OGLMC 1207
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
1884-1959; Grand Forks Resident
Emil O. Odegard was born May 17, 1884, to Andrew and Ingre Odegard on their farm in Polk County, MN. After his father's death in 1893, the family moved to Grand Forks, ND, where Emil graduated from Grand Forks High School in 1904 and attended the University of North Dakota. Emil began working at the Grand Forks Street Railway Company in June 1909. He started as a bookkeeper and in l927 became general manager. On June 25, 1913, Emil married Margreta Sande. They met while she was employed at a bank in Grand Forks. They had three children, Ruth Elaine, Helen Agnes, and Jean Marguerite. The family resided at 504 Chestnut Street in Grand Forks. Emil was a member of Banner Lodge No. 4, I.O.O.F., and was on the auditorium committee for the Norwegian Singers Association in 1916. Emil Odegard died August 21, 1959.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Pauline Cooper, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Emil Odegard Papers. OGLMC 1207, 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 July 2014.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
Scope and Contents: The Emil Odegard Papers include correspondence between Emil Odegard and Margreta Sande during their courtship and early married life between 1909 and 1915. The letters are of a personal nature and do not mention Emil's work at the Grand Forks Street Railway, Co. The collection also includes commencement programs from Grand Forks High School, 1895-1909, books and song books written in Norwegian, a program for the Norwegian Singers Association of America 13th Biennial Sangerfest, 1916, photographs, and a newspaper clipping.