Overview of the Collection
Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
Reference Code: USGZE UHC104
Accession Number: 80-99
Collection Number: University Historical Collection #104
Creators: Scandinavian-American Fraternity Norden Branch 1 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: Scandinavian-American Fraternity Norden Branch 1 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1933-1963.
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives boxes)
Location of Collection: A10/1b
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: The collection contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, and a convention and dedication program that includes a brief history of Norden Branch 1.
Biographical / Historical Note
The Scandinavian-American Fraternity, previously known as the Independent Scandinavian Workingmen’s Association, was founded in Chicago in the 1880s. The Eau Claire branch was started in 1889, but soon broke away from its parent organization. The Eau Claire Independent Scandinavian Workingmen’s Association formed its own Grand Lodge in 1893. The organization provided life insurance, sickness and accident funds, and emergency funds to its members. In 1950, Eau Claire’s Norden 1 Branch had 1,175 members, both male and female.
This small collection contains articles of incorporation, by-laws, and a convention and dedication program that includes a brief history of Norden Branch 1.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives and Special Collections, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by Ed Hill in July 1980.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: Scandinavian-American Fraternity Norden Branch 1 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 19331963. UHC 104. Special Collections & Archives, McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in July 2007.
Corporate Names: Scandinavian-American Fraternity. Norden Branch 1 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Subject Terms: Scandinavian Americans -- Wisconsin -- Eau Claire.
Detailed List of Contents
Convention and Dedication Program