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 UHC275
Accession Number: 06-96
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 275
Creators: Sons of Norway. Løven Lodge 29 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Title: Sons of Norway Løven Lodge 29 Directories
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 archives box)
Location of Collection: A10/2e
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Summary: Directories of Sons of Norway Løven Lodge 29, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Sons of Norway was organized as a fraternal benefit society by 18 Norwegian immigrants in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on January 16, 1895. Its purpose was to protect members of Sons of Norway and their families from the financial hardships experienced during times of sickness or death in the family. Over time, the mission of Sons of Norway was expanded to include the preservation of Norwegian heritage and culture in our Society. The society has grown since its founding and is now the largest Norwegian organization outside Norway.
Løven Lodge was organized in 1904. Løven is the third oldest lodge in the Fifth District. Beginning with only 34 men, it now totals over 200 persons, some of whom are of non-Norwegian heritage.
The collection consists of two directories of Sons of Norway Løven Lodge 29, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Both directories provide a membership roster, as well as brief histories of Sons of Norway and Løven Lodge 29.
Acquisition Information: Donated to the Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire prior to March 2006.
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: Sons of Norway Løven Lodge 29 Directories, 1988-1993. UHC 275 Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Gregory J. Kocken in April 2006
Corporate Names: Sons of Norway (U.S.). Løven Lodge 29 (Eau Claire, Wis.)
Subject Terms: Norwegian Americans-Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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