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Pacific Lutheran College Bulletin Published quarterly by Pacific Lutheran C",l(l'ge at TJcoma and Parkland, \'(/a�hington. Enteccd as s(>cond class In:tttrr, April 26, 1927, at the posrofficc It Tacom:'l, \Y/ashington under the Act of August 24, I912. ..

January. FEBRUARY. March. 1937

VOL. XVI

HISTORICAL SOCIETY M

No.4

ETS APRIL 16

Call for {he First Annual Meeting of the Paci fi c Historical Society of

the Baltic Peoples At 7:30. April 16.

1937. the Pacific Historical Society of the

Baltic Peoples will hold its first annual meeting at Pacific Lutheran Collcge.

Parkland.

\Vashington.

for the purpose of hearing reports.

electing officers. and transacting snch other busincss as may properly come before it. This call is extended. not only to those who were present at the organization meeting August

18.

and to such others as have

1936.

joined it since. but also to any member of the nine Baltic racial groups on the Pacific Coast.

They are the Danes. Esthonians, Finns. Germans.

Latvians. Lithuanians. Norwegians and Swedes. Briefly, the Society aims to establish and maintain historical col­ lections illustrative of the life and contributions of the above groups: to gather first-hand statistical. biographical and historical information about them; to commemorate historical events pertaining to them: and to publish reports. from time to time. showing the results of researches or investigations that have been carried on. To this end the Society invites your cooperation and support and. above all. your presence at the annual meeting April 16. The membership fees are as follows: year:

associate members.

Voting members. $2.00 a

$1.00 a year: life members.

$50.00.

All

members joining before the annu�1l meeting April 16, will be listed as charter members.

Contributions should be sent to the Society's treasur­

er, Mr. Eino S. Randall. Suite 960. Stuart building. Seatrle, \Vashing­ ton. Those who

desire a fuller explanation of the scope.

methods of the Society should read Dr. O.

�.

aims and

Norlie's address. delivered

at its organization meeting. August 18, 1936. Respectful! y. N. J. HONG. President. E. R. PFLUEGER. Secretary .

.\'OTE:

Sketch

of the new

Lit rary

Building will be found 011 pages 6 alld 7.


'I Ht PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY 01-' THE ilALT[ Address deliuer"d ut I hI' orgunizal ion meet iny, Auyust

The movement

to

org aniz e

I'E

PLES

II:\. 1 936.

a hislOrical society in connection with Pacific

Lutheran

O. A. Tingelstad. President of the Col le ge. On his recommendation the Board of Trustees of the College c alled 0, .M. Norlie t

College

W,1S

first projected by Dr.

m.l ke a prel iminary survey of the field and to nuke recommendations with respect to

procedure.

1936.

Me I orlie reponed first to the Board at its meeting on Ju ne 2+.

On the basis of this report the Bo a rd passed this resolution:

or a and name a commillee to assist Dr. Norlie in whinel the inilwl steps tOUhJ(c! stIch an orqanization.· . Resolued. thar the Board of Truslees encourage the formation

hislUricu{ society.

The committee named consist ed of:

J. Renhard. E. R. Pflueger, f\. O. .I, Bardon. N. J. Hong, J. U. Xavier.

Carl

Swinehart. Alired Tunem, George Finke. P .

O. A. T ingel sta d , and M. A. Christensen. This committee never met as a whole. afterward,

A pre liminary meeting was he l d shortly

On July 27th the whole

with Hong, Xavier. and rJ orlie present.

COI11-

E. R. Pflueger. Tingelstad, and Christensen camc. [n place of Swi n eh art. J. P. Pflueger. at S winehar t ' s request. was �ubstituted. Mrs. M. 1\. Christenscn was also present at tbe banq ue t which followed upon the afternoon ' s prolonged session, As a resul t of this meeting a l etter of invitation was sent out [0 nearly 900 people. representative of the Ba[tic peoples on the Pacific millee was called in, but only Hong. Xavier. Bardon .

Coast. in which they were .1sked to be present at the convention today.

The invita­

tion was signed by:

Ni els en (Dane): Karl P. Heideman (finn); J. p, Pflueger (German); ([celander); N. J. Hong ( Nor w e g ian ) ; E. Arthur Larson (Swede); and O. M. Norlie, Joergen

John Arnason Johnson

On August 4th Me Norlie reported aga i n to the Bo.ud oi Trustees and the Board then resolved:

"To oUer

/0

[he proposed Pucdie Historicul Society the Library

of

Pucific Lutheran Collcye as the depositon; ior historical maleri"I.·· History is a record of what man has done. if not the most impo r tant . of the every school s)'stem.

so c ial sciences,

It is one of the most important. ft has found a pernl.lnent place in

It is one of the ten chief divisions in the Dewe)' Librar)· Classi­

fiCJtion of bo oks and one

of the

ten subdivisions in each minor

group,

[t

gives

life. [t is the root and the soil out of which one generation a fte r "not her springs up and sho ots upward, As in the days of Moses . so we should remember "the days of old and consider the years of many generations." (Deut. 33 :7). t\s in the time of Christ. it is stil[ true that "\Vhosoever bath. to him shall b� g iven , and he shall have more abu nd an ce. " (wtHt. 13: 12). perspective and meaning to

" 1'0 him who IJJlh"-this app l ies also to Our historical heritage.

Those who

abundant fu t ur e . There were many nations Mo st oi the n ations in Biblical times. but the Jews had the best histor i c al record. without a record have passed awa)' and are no marc. The Jews h av e J fixed place i n

have a rich historical past have a more

the world. for historic.11 .1S well a s for theo[ogical rCaSOns. and Rome in times past is Africa is mu ch over

The glory that WaS Greece

s till of help to the Greeks and the Romans (Italians).

200 times as large

as Greece,

and yet Greece has no doubt had

much over 200 times as much influence on the world as Africa. written history, has wrillen and made history. in America.

All the pioneer groups in

wrillcn their histo ry have had the most

Greece has made and

This applies with equal force to us

merica have m,lde history, but those who have

influence,


This is especially true of the

New Englanders.

The), have chronicled their ex­

ploits and taught them to their children. and this fact has in turn given them a morc .1bundant life and living.

They h.1Vc in consequence h,ld greater opportunities and

wider influence and prestige. far out o f proportion to their number., and their ,lChieve­ ments.

rrom their stoc" have come nearly ever)' president of the United States. nearly

every

first-class writer or celebrity in the H.lll of

Fame.

Our children know their

names: in fact we all know their n,lmes. better than the gre,,, names of our own group. It has been said-.lnd truly-that if a town has bur one New Englander. be will eventually become the mayor of the town and in fluential in business, education. church, society and other walks of life. governorship of the st,1[e.

I.ikely, too. th,1[

he will run for congress or the

Every child in school not only knows the proud history

of his forebears. but actually gives him credit for practically all that Americ.l is and hopes to he. On the other hand. every school histor), i, silent about the other peoples who have done their share to the making of this country. including the peoples from the I"nds o f the Baltic. of thi

It is the aim of this Historic.l1 Society to wrire

Baltic group (or rather. these Baltic groups).

down the record

\Vc arc convinced that the Baltic

peoples also have a proud record, both in their home lands and in their new homes on J\meric,ln soil. and that this record should be made a pJrt of American history for Lhe benefit

of every school child and every Jdull.

has corne empty-handed.

No people who has come to Amnic.l

ThC), have brought with them brain as

well .1S brawn. culture

.1S well as cash. and their historical past will help to make their present and future the

hrighter.

"For whosoever hath,

to him

shall

be

given,

and he

shall have morc

.1bundance." History. as it bas heen written. neglects vast arcas o f interest and. like tbe news­ papers.

emphasizes

e\'ents ,1nd

phases

disproportionatel)' of life.

certJin

peoples

Jlong ,1 line from Athens to Rome. from Rome to I.ondon to Boston. from Boston to New York. ,lfld popes the chief heroes.

Jnd

and

individuals

General history deals m,'inly with what h�s

certain

happened

PMis. from Paris to l.ondon. from

\Var has been the chie f event. king'

And yet. other regions of the euth ar c also full of im­

portant history. and the accomplishments of peace arc more important than those of The Baltic lands have enacted some of the most noteworthy history in the

war.

world and their representatives in America have acquitted themselves most nobly in their new-found land.

I\mong the common people are mJny of the

The average Amerir.ln history

h,)$ nothing

to

sa)'

.1bout these races

finest heroes. or

about the

common man. The Baltic element in the United States is not inconsiderable in point of numbers either.

The Germans. for example. are a Baltic race.

About one-fourth of the present

popularion in the United States has German blood in their vein.'. the

Baltic

peoples-Norwegians.

Swedes.

Finns.

Russians.

And if we take

Estonians.

,111

Latvians.

(a part of Denmark). the It should be remembered thJt the census

Lithuanians. Poles. Jews. Germans. Danes and Icelanders sum total will make quite a respectable figure.

tai-.ers do not go into racial origins far enough.

The\, reckon only with the foreign­

born and their children of the first generation born here.

The actual number from

any country is therefore mnch larger than the government statistics allow. If we take just the \Vest Coast. as later defined i'n the Proposed Constitution. Jnd limit ourselves to the Baltic people

on the West Coast. we shall find that the

U. S. Census for 1930 and the Canadian Census for Norwegians-23 6. 3 60:

Latvians-5. 718;

Swedes-29'.4 76:

Lithllanians-14.

I 58:

I q � I report the following figures:

Finns-14 3.400:

Germans-I. 238.024:

E st o n ian s- 2 ,48 R; Danes-I 5 2. 2 � S :


Icdanders--I,5')I;

LOlal-2,OYO,410.

Polish and Jewish groups.

Also

.1

of 1.388,516 for the Russian,

lOlal

Since lhese figures include only the immigrants and their

children born here, lhey can be doubled and, for some races lhat have been here longer. even trebled. If we double the total, after excluding for the time being Russians. Poles and Jews, we shall h,we the sum of 4,180,820 wilhin the 12 states and provinces that we recommend as the field of the Pacific Historical Society. The record of these Baltic peoples has not been written.

The many historical

societies on this field have so fJr not been even slightly aware of the fact that the Baltic peoples live in their midst and are making history.

History. as it has been

written so far, has neglected the Baltic peoples on the \Vcst COilst as it h a s ignored their presence in other parlS of Ame r ica .

For this reason there is room for a hislorical

society thal will try to record and i nterpret the contributions of these groups. A Proposed Constitution has been drawn up to indicate what sort of a societ), might be organized for the Baltic peoples on the Pac i fic Coast, and to save time at This Constit ution was published in the "Western

the organization meeting of same. Viking" for August

14th,

1936, and prn'iousl)' also sent LO the people invited to

attend this or ganiz a tion convention.

This Propos"d Constitlltion can be ac ce pted as

it stanJs, but no duubt it will be subjected to modification d u ring the process of adoption.

In the "\Vestern Viking" and in the pamphlet reprint the Constitution was

accompanied by a map of the home lands around the Baltic Sea and the present home

of the Baltic immigrants Jnd lheir descendants along the Pacific Coast. represe nted as J tree with many branches, large and sm all. Coast.

There is also

Pacific Hisrorical Society of the Baltic Peoples is

a graphic illustration in which the

The soil is the Pacific

The roots arc the various racial stocks-Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish. Estonian.

Latvian (Lettish), Lithuanian, German, Danish and Ic elandic.

The large branches on

the tree He the Blain departmenls of work that the Societ y should maintain. smaller branches are

divisions

l.lSks as Blust be done first. SocielY.

of these Jepartments.

The

The

lower branches are such

The top branch-Publications-is the final effort of the

A lree naturally grows bigger with age and puts on added branches. maybe.

rom lime to time .

So will this Society, if organized, presumably grow.

Note the provisions of the Constitution.

There are seven sections de signateJ by

Roman captions: I. Name; II. Aim, III. Location, IV. Membership; V. Management: VI. M e etings ; and VII. Amendment. As to Seclion 1.

Name, it may be said. The name Pacific Historical Society has

nut, as far as we know, yet been taken by any of the historical associations now on the field. and the addition�of the Baltic Peoples-suggested by Karl P. is no doubt quite unique in the historical field. Society of the Baltic

Peoples-is

Heideman,

The proposed name-Pacific Historical

\'ery descriptive,

is sufficiently brief, and can be

abbreviated when necessar)'.

As to Se c t i on II .. }\im, note: The general aim is Hislory but it i.� limited geographically and racially.

( historical interests),

Geographically. it is limited to the Pacific

Coast from Alaska to Cali forn ia . with some of the nearest adjoining states additional. Racially. it is limited to the peoples from the Baltic states and their descendants-Nor­ wegians,

Swedes.

and Icel and � rs

Finns.

Estonians,

Latvians

(Letts),

Lithuanians,

(being part of the Danish realm), with Russians,

present not included.

G e rm a ns ,

Danes

Poles and Jews at

\Vith regard to the geog raphical area it should be noted further

Utah and Montana He included.

Utah and Western

Montan:! really belong to the

strip of land west of the Rockies set off for th is historicdl field.

With regard to the

racial units it should be nuted further that while Poland Jnd R ussi a do touch th


['..lI[i(, [ile Poles Jnd Russians ,llul �Iso [he Jews .He vcry l.Hge gr oups ,1IlJ IUllC), from [ he other Baltic peoples, su fur the ti me being they will be umined. The idea \V,lS J[ i irs t to t.1ke a lung only the syn od i cal groups th,ll compose the I\merican l.u[hcr.1n Conference. This is [he organization tha t .It pr e sent is b ack ing [)Jeific Ll H he ran College. This ch urch federat i on in cludes Germans, Da nes , Norw eg ians diffHc n[

and Swedes.

But since [he proposed historical society was to be in no sense a religious

society, it was easy to think of e x ten ding the Society to a l l the Germans, Danes. Nor­ wegians and Swedes, i rresp ect ive of synodical conn ection and i rr espe c t iv e of religion. The Icelanders have been so were added to the fold. t hat they,

Sweden

too.

closely connected with

Norway and Denmark that they

c los ely

The Finns and Estonians have been so were included.

The Latvians and

y,estiun of Mr. Heideman, were included.

connected with

Lithuanians.

at

the sug­

The Latvians are mai nly Luther.1n in their

up-bringing, t he Lithuanians mainly Roman C.ltholic, but they are closely reb ted in blood Jnd LlIlguage and are close neighbors over there in their homelands, though few The Russians and Poles occupy such

a nd far between bere in their new-found land, "

tin}' part of the Baltic. shores and are so numerous over there and here that they

('1n more easil y

look after their own hi sto rical interests, and the Jews. whose chief and south-east of the Baltic, arc

home is in the P ol and - Ru s si a territory to the so uth

historicall}'-minded and will look aft er their own h i story . As to

Section Ill.,

L o cation : For legal reasons

headqua rters , and it is important

it is

n ece ssar y to have ., permanent

for practical reasons to have

with a living institution such as Pacific Lutheran Co llege

the Society connected

at Parkl and , 'Nash .. the

onl)' educational institution conducted by the American Lutheran Conference on the Pacific Co as t.

If the Societ}' he .ldq uarte r s be permanently located at Parkland, surely

Pacific Lutheran College will derive advantages from such a other h an d , the Society will pr o f i t .lS w ell .

connection.

But, on the

The College will have the benefit of the

collections of the Society, but the Society will h.lYe the free use of the College buildings. to be J cces s ioned , classified and catalogued, stor e d and made availab k tor study and research by st uden ts at school and investigators from outside, as well as t he general public . Much of thi s work will be done no doubt by the College personnel and, at first, at t he expense of the College.

The

collections will

have

exhibited, cared for and

The influence on the College youth can not be overestimated.

The)' will be led, like

Moses. up on some Mount Nebo to look into Promised Lands of hist orical magnifi­ cence, so vast that not any of

['ark land is Society.

the m can crOSS ov er and take

poss ess i on of the m .111.

t he geographic center of t he field marked out for the Pacific Historical

Pacific Lutheran College is a Lu thera n College. and it is of importance to note

that the Lutheran Church is st ron ge st in the Baltic lands and practically all the B a l tic nations are predominatingl),

L uthe ran in

their religious connections,

home l ands and in their emigrant offspring. will not in any way hinder the non-religious

both in

th eir

character of the C ollege of the Paci fic H is torical S oc iety .

The religious

c haracte r

The College administration has felt that as ,1n educational institution Pacific Lutheran College owes it to its constituency to prese r ve

and fo rthte ll the

hist ory of the pionee rs

from rhe B altic lands who built the Col lege and in other ways contributed larg e ly to the making of the Pacitic West and the rest of the S to Section

ship.

lV . . Membership: It seems

United States and Canada.

wise to have several kinds of member­

The Founders of the S o ciety will be a fixed group,

It is suggested tha t those F o u n de rs pay $ 1 0.00 eac h , and also that those who join within a year s hall be privileged to come in as Founders if they pa), that same fec. The Active me mbership fce o f $2.00 a y ear shall be paid by the Founders who co n t inue .1$ members of the Societ), and ,111 ot hers who wish to bec o me present at the Organiz ation meeting shall as


THE NEW UBRARY-CLASSROOAI BUILL

Associate Architects E. J. Bresemann and Heath, Goue 8' Be

Altfil!r'sch, of Decorah. Iowa. haue designed this beautiful hw1din

The estimated ultimate cost is $104,000; minimum cost for imme the first story walls and the two floors), $15.000.

This is the fireproof building that has been designated as th t orical Societ y of thf! Baltic Peoples.

Ground -breaking ceremonies are scheduled for the (lFternoc

all, in part icular to t he donors, whose generosity made this build


--Courtesy Tacoma l.edger

NG AT PACfFJC LUTHERAN COLLEGE r. of Tacoma. \Vashington. in consultation with Architect Charles

, which will be the gift of Tacoma and Pierce County citizens.

liMe

usc.

$7,9,000; estimated cost of the hrst unit (consist ing of

depository for historical materials gathered by the Pacific His-

, of Friday. April 30. [937. ')9 possible.

A cordial invitation is extended to


A tiv� I11t'IUbcL'S. $2.00.

Such pl'fSon .... bCCOI1H' t\clivl' members upon p,1ynH'llt of lhl' fl'l' uf

This Anive membership can and should be made brgc .lnd influential.

(iat" members, at $1.00 per head, will presunLlbly be ship, at $50.00 payable at one time or within

a

a

large group.

year. should make

.lll

,\sso­

Life member

appeal tll man)'.

Some few might want to become Patron members. wbo through their larger donations might endow the Society and extend its usefulness in some direction or other. orresponding members should not pay any fees.

The

They would acquaint this Society

with the work of other similar organizations .1I1d help bring about better understanding and division of labor among the societies. only to those whose records warrant it.

Honorary memberships should be granted

It is sincerely (0 be hoped th.ll every member

will, like Andrew and Philip, bring a brother or a friend .110ng to sec wh.1t the Society IS and can do.

It is also to be desired that every member become a colkctor,

J

re­

sCHcher . .1 supporter and a publicity booster for the Society. As

(0

Section V..

Management, note:

dmies are the usual ones.

The Officers of tbe Society with their

The chief exception is the Vice Presidency.

Provision

made for mOre than one Vice President and for double duty in that office.

IS

There IS

to be one Vice President for each State or Province of the field and one Vice President for each Racial Group in the Society.

The Vice President representing \Vashington

shall be First Vice President and shall become the successor of the President in case of \,ac.lncy In that office between Annual Meetings.

The extra duty of the Vice Presi­

dents shall be that of superintending the work in tbe particuiJr State or Pro\'ince or .1I11Ong the particular Racial Groups they represent.

Thus, the Vice President from

Alaska shall direct the historical collecting and researching in Alaska, shall nuke a bibliography of material on Alaska

(possibly), and shall keep the Committees in­

formed on men and problems touching t\laska. peoples in Alaska.

He will be interested in all the Baltic

On the other hand, the Vice President representing the Germans.

for example, will be interested in the Germans in Alaska and in all the rest of the field. British Columbia, \Vashington, Oregon, California. etc. to the State in which he happens to live.

He will not be limited

He is to direct the collecting and re­

searching among the Germans. possibly make a bibliography of material about this group, and keep the Committee informed about Germans and their problems.

Each

Vice President should prepare an r\nnual Report to be sent to the President of the Society.

The Board of Directors, consisting of the President, Secretary and T-reasurer

of the Society, together with three additional members elected by the Society. wonld have the usual duties of taking care of the lllanagement of the Society between Annu.rl Meetings, acting as Trustees of its properties. making necessary appointments, filling vacancies and the like.

A Standing Committee of three for each Special Department

of work--Sources, Research. Support,

Publicity, Incentives, Memorials and Publica­

tions-will add much to the working eificiency of the Society.

The membersbip of the

Committees should be chosen as far as possible with regard to special aptitude and interests.

The idea is also to distribute the offices with regard to geographical and

racial interests so th t the Socicry may trul), represent the Slates and Provinces in question and the Racial Groups throughout the field.

Each Committee will eventuall),

need expert help. to be appointed by the Board of Trustees upon their recommendation. As to Section VI. Meetings. three classes are provided for: One Annual ;'vIeeting. to be held in February of each year;

Special ivleetings, as man)' as are needed or

warranted; Local l\1eetiogs of social and historical character, in many places and fre quently.

The purpose of the Local programs shall be to create local understanding

and support, thar of the other Meetings is to review the work and to direct it into the right channels.


As

e(liOIl V I I. I\menomcllls: Provisiun is mao. (or ch.lI1gill� lb<

(0

unl(ilu·

(ion in 3 cMeful and p rope r manner. if f ou nd necessary.

i\ few c o mment s

rna)'

be added on the Proposed D ep .H t ments uf \Vork:

Sources: B. Research : C. S uppo rt

: D.

A.

Publicity: E. I nc e nrives : F. Me m oriJls : G. Pub·

I ic.ltion. As to

1\. Sourc es : Collections should be made of all sorts of ma teria l illustr"tivc

of the life of these groups.

This mat eria l CJn be conve n ien rly grouped into

classes: LibrJry. Archives. Art Callery Jnd Museum.

Each

(our

member of the S o c ie ty

should Jt once oonate som e th ing to each of these four Source Departments. Jnd each one should also start to collect such source

material and send it

to the I.ibrari,\n·

urator at PJcific Lutheran College. assuming that such a one will be duly JPpointed.

What sort of library material is wan ted I

Anything and everything.

The Bibles and

other devotional books that the i mmig rants brought with them when they came. for e xample .

Their school books an d other books.

the ea rly days and since.

portant

books to gather.

e ver y sort.

Especially

nouncements ,

reports.

The school books they nsed here in

The papers they kept.

County and state histories are im­

City and te lephone directories. old and new.

u nboun d

books.

p amphlets . tra c ts . c a ta lo gs ,

These are very ephe me ra l a nd fug itive and

Annual repor ts of churches.

institutions.

Books of

programs.

an­

hard to sec ure .

counties . societies. almanacs of every de­

scri ption . soon get lost, btl[ many an "ttic if se:ltched may give y i e ld to some of them, doub ly preciou s because of age a nd sca r ci t y.

All these should be sent to the L ibrar y .

And pa per s-secu lar. religious. reform, cultural. po lit i cal. etc.-. an d annuals. quar­

te rlies. weeklies. dailies-. all such Jre excellent sources and should be gathered. alone

can

estimate

th eir i m port ance .

c J lalogued and pla ced in the Library.

The)' should be prope rl y reco rd ed .

Time

classif i ed .

Each racial group should have its own collections

in a separate place. >nd it remains then to be seen which group is most prod uct ive and lIlost active in b ui lding up these collections. In (h,' sa me way the Archives should be built up.

They should cum ain letters.

deeds and other legal documents. record books and minutes of congregations, societies. institutions and business firms. and oth er items de pic ting in handwriting and ori gina l

entry the life of tbese peoples. The Art Gallery should contain the works

and

made

and

e njoye d .

These

would

of art which these people have owned

include

the

pictures.

drawings,

p"intin gs.

sculpture. decoration. d esign. en g raving . pen art . art needlework. a nistic desi gns. musical instrumelHs, a rt in useful arts. equipment for a musemen ts such as dramatic a rt . photo­

graphy. movie, g am es of skill and chance, games of sp or t , gy mna sti cs. athletics. etc .

The Phot ogra ph collection should have p i ctures of

C I' erybody

within the gr oup. each

pi ct ure being properly named. dated and located. with number on the bac k to corre­ spond to card index and classification. filed .1 way for use. The Museum should contain spec i mens , properly classified and L\ bele d . of c\'ery

rluse oi l ife-in the home. on the farm. in the mine and the in the school, church, on land and on sea. in such articles.

II1Mt,

in the fac tory ,

Each one should begin right now to send

There is no lurm in ge tt ing d uplic ates of historical material.

As

ti me goes on, the staff un pl.ln what to get and go out and get it at "n I' price. but until thac happy day the t hing to do is to get each one to be J collector . and to receive with tha nks

whatevcr is offered.

That it is possible

to get

much valuable

1II.Heridl just for the asking was shown this summer when Mr. Theodore N elsson and I made a tr ip c ove ri ng 720 miles.

'J..!e made ten stops.

P Jc ific Historical Society that was to be.

We asked for things for the

\Vc got a rcady r es ponse.

The aut o w;\s


loaded w i t h books a n d papers of g reat

o n ,· refused to g i v e , when asked.

v a l u e . loaded to capac i t )·,

No

on o u r ret u rn ,

[ ,' c r y o n e was e n t h u s i a s t i c abo u t the idea o f h a v i n g

a ce n t r; li collec t i o n . As to B . Resea rch : Before H i s t o r )" c a n b e p ro p e r l )' w r i n e n a g r e a t d e a l of m a t e r i a l should be gat herrd in t h e f o r m o f S t a t i s t i c s a n d B i o g ra p h y . o t herwise t he H i s t o r y m a y Jack

t he

proper

fact u : 1i

bac kgro u n d .

the

Among

s t a t i s t ical

I.

o n l )' a few t h at s h o u l d he and c o u l d be un derta k e n -.He :

3 . I :a m i l y L i fe : 4 .

t i on :

9.

ucation :

15.

C ri m e :

21.

Homes :

1 0.

C h a r i t ies : P a u perism :

p o i n t ., s h o uld b e s t udied for each ye,H and

and

So c i e t y .

t as k s " w a i t the c h u rch

lists,

t ,l X

t i onal

23.

Distri h u ­

7.

L a n g u age :

1 7 . S c i e nce : 1 8 . A r t : 1 9 , 24.

25.

Dates :

registers,

13.

other

points

h istories.

fa m i l y

Then. as to B io g r a p h i c a l reseMches.

c o u rt

h istories,

t,lX

prea c h e r s .

c h u rc h

d i rectories.

fa m i l )' t rees.

l i s t s , l a n d o f fices, heritance

s t a t e histories,

P.l pers :

20.

Boo k s :

Places :

etc.

These

of view.

a

;\ Iso

Of c o u rse .

be i n v e s t i g a ted

n u m h er o f herculean

m e m bersh i p s ,

county

h istor ies,

an nual

rep o r t s .

n a t u ra l i z a t i o n records,

h o m estead gr,l n t s ,

14.

I . Na m e l is t s from phone books, c i t y d i rec ­

school e n ro l m ents, soci e t y

p i oneer h is t o r ie s ,

Ed­

and for each st a t e or pro v i n c e .

I\ l so from

As, for in sta nce :

8.

\V a r :

R e l i g io n :

1 2 . Po l i t i c s :

C i t izens hip :

\Vea l t h ;

period.

m e n t io n

2.

these o n be m u c h s u bd i v i d e d , a n d m a n y m i n or p r o b l e m s can

t at i s t i ca l l y a n d ot herw ise. t o ries,

I I.

for each r a c i a l group

decade

6.

Occ u pa t ions :

1 6 . I n v e n t ion s ;

2 2 . S o c i et i es :

A m usemen t s :

each of

5.

M i ss io ns :

rcsruches-to

I m m i g r a t io n :

census e n u merat i o n s ,

town

h is t o ries,

n e w s p a per

army

records o f m a r r i a ges ,

and

files,

navy

c o n g rega ­ o b i t u a ries,

l is t s .

b i r t h s . dea t h s ,

passe n g e r

burials,

in­

l is t s , p robate c o u r t , a u t o l icenses, cou n t y records. d i rectories o f teachers.

l a w y e rs ,

doc t o r s ,

et c . .

hospital

,l n d

asyl u m

records.

poor

house

records,

c l i n ic.)1 l i st s . college a l u m n i l i s t s . m i n i s t e r i a l b o o k s , c e m et e r y h o o k s , gravestones. mon ­ genealogical

uments,

wciet ies.

h i storical

societies.

persu n a l

b i o g r a p h ies,

etc. :

2.

) . Note Books : 4 . Acco u n t: B o o k s : 5 . Sc r,l p Books : 6 . Me m o ra b i l i a : 7 . M e m o i rs : 8 . Travels : 2. /\ dven t u res ; 1 0 , A u t o b i o g r a phy : I I . B iogra ph y : 1 2 . Gen ­ e a l ogy : 1 3 . C r i t iq u es : 1 4 . L e t ters : 1 5 . Photos : 1 6 . P a i n t i ng s : 1 7. O b i t ll,Hies ; 1 8 . D i ,1 [ i (' s :

1 9 . B i o g r a p h ies in Papers : 2 0 . B i o g raphies in Histo ries : 2 1 . W h o ' s Whos : 2 2 . B iogr,l p h i es i n C y c l o pedias ; 2 3 . A n a lyses o f Who ' , 2 4 . Dates ; 2 5 . C e l e b r i t ies ; e t c . E a c h o f t hese i t e m s s h o u l d b e stu died fro m ,l n g l e s . as : The a n g l e of race. or state or p r o v ince, y e a r or p e r i o d , o cc u p a t ion o r

M e m o ri a l

A d d resses :

B i o g raph ies i n \Vhos : several

s o m e o t h e r fea t u re . son a l

visitations,

records.

I n fo r m a t ion s h o u l d b e g a t hered h y i n form a t io n b l a n k s ,

and

b y a ut o w r i t i n g ,

as well

as

by

sear c h i n g

It

h e card catalogued.

would be a fine thing

own

biog r a p h y

and

photo

at

i f every

o n ce a n d

f a m i l y a s fa r b,lck a n d ," f a r o u t a s poss i bl e . with

t h a t of his

n e i g hbors o r some g r o u p

s h o u l d m a k e spec i a l \V ho's Whos

occupa t i o n , persons t rees

e a c h ra c e .

and

Jnd

p e r.so n ,

hy per­ prin ted

o b i·ttlary c o u l d be cl ippe d o r

The i n fo r m a t io n in .1 11 the \V h o ' s \V hos­

., h u n dred sorts o f t hem-sho u l d be g a t h e r e d i n one place.

his

the

O b i t u a r i e s , for e x a m p l e , s h o u l d be g a t hered from every ne wspaper and sho u l d

copied ,w d pasted on ,1 c a r d a n d f i l e d a w a y . in

through

many

and

p l a ce.

with

house,

critiques.

fa m i l y ,

many

and

in

w h i c h he

i n s t i t u t io n ,

m a terial

spec i a l l y

should

he

in

\\le

should

photos

connection

which

H i .s t o ried t o p i cs t h a t s h o u l d he i n l'est i ga t ed are : Con tacts

with

the

his

in terested.

\Ve

for each s t a t e , e a c h bu ild

p i c t u res

with

the

is t he s t o r y of men

NaL ives :

5.

I.

I m m i g ra t i on :

Contacts

up

and

g e t h e r . t h a t . t o o , h a s m a n )' chapters. each o f w h i c h h ,lS Jlla n y d i vi s i o n s .

Pioneer L i fe : 4 .

of

m o re e x tended biograph ies a b o u t cert.l i n

even t ,

W i t h regard to History i t se l f ,

is

t h e Soci e t y .

reco l l e c t i o n s .

There

B u t each one s h o u ld send

b i o g r a p h i ca l

Ha v i n g d o n e t h i s , h e could h e l p a l o n g

for e a c h g r o u p in

a u t ob i o g ra p h ie s

secure j ud i c i o u s

i n io r m a t i o n .

so on.

gather

with

fa m il y o f c.Jcb

biograph ic a l wor k i n g t o ­ A m o n g the

2.

S e t tl e m e n ts :

3.

t he

N e i g h ho r s :

6.


7. Occu p a t i o n s : 8 . C h u r c hes : 9 . S<l1001 s : 1 0 . Charit ies : 1 1 . Mis ­ 1 2 . P o l i t ics : 1 3 . \Va r ; 1 -\ . Crime : 1 5 . In vent i o n s ; 1 6 . Science ; 1 7 . A r t ; 1 8 . L itera t u re ; 1 9 . The \Ves t ; 2 0 . Historical Cyc lopedia ; 2 1 . Historical Fiction ; 2 2 . E p i c Poet r y ; 2 3 . True Stories ; 2 4 . Historical Dramas ; 2 5 . Historical Odes ; etc. Each

i\ mnica n i 'l.lt ion : s ions :

o f t hese topics c a n

be s ubdivided .

Thus :

Occ u p a t i o n s .

as

class i fied

by

the U.

S.

C e n s u s , f a l l s i n t o ten major classes and these a g a i n i n to m.1 n y s m a l l e r classes ; 1 . Agric u l ­

2 . r:orestry and Fishing ; 3 . M i n in g ; 4 . Transportation and C o m m u n ication ; 5 . M a n ufact u r ing and Mechanical P u r s u i ts ; 6. B u s iness and Ba n k ing ; 7. P u blic S e rv ic e ; 8. Professional S e r v ice ; <,). Domestic Service ; 1 0 . Cle rical Service. Profes­

t u re ;

sional Service is s u bd i v ided into the Ministry, a nd m a n y others.

of view. s u c h

as ;

Law, Med i c i n e , Teachi n g . E n g ineerin g ,

Ali these historical studies should be written from v a r i o u s points Race. State or Province. Period, e t c .

They sho u ld a l l be based o n

fac t ua l backgrounds, and so f a c t s have t o b e gathered first.

f o a c t s h a v e to be g a t hered.

t'1 b u la te d , a na l y zed . compa red , graphed, mapped. a rranged i n chronological and g e o ­ graphic.al o r d e r a n d e x pl a i n ed before t h e y can prop erl y become p a r t a n d p a rcel of t h e H istory

of t he B a l t ic Peoples of

th e Paci fic

Colorado is s a i d

Coast.

to have

26

m o u n t a i n peaks h igher t h a n P i k e ' s P ea k . b u t t h e y a r c u n know n t o t h e average m a n . A m o n g the B a l t ic peoples there a r c perhaps 2 6 Pea k s higher than s o m e Pike ' s Peak n o w fea t u red. n'en

Let us find the facts f i rs t . even t h o u g h now t h e y may be u n k n o w n

to t h e A m e r i c a n historians themsdves. A s t o C.

S u pport :

The Com m it t e e in

charge sho u ld secure

advanta geo u s c o ­

opera t ion w i t h the o t h e r historical societies, the historical departments a t schools a n d elsewhere, and i n d i v idual historians, a nd sho u l d gain necessary f i n a n c i a l s upport f r o m wealthy f r i e n d s o f the c a u s e and f r o m endowm ent a g encies.

H e r e also the average

member of the Society can be o f service. t\s to D . P u blicity : It should be possible for the P u b l icit y C o m m ittee t o organ i7.e s m a l l e r u n its and to p u t on historical programs in m a n y places and not too infreque n t l y . M a n y a l it t l e ma kes a m ickle.

S m a l l notices i n t he papers a n d o v e r rad io a n d i n

a n n o u n cements here and there will make the best sort o f advert i s i n g f o r the Societ y . As t o E . I ncen t ives : T h e idea i s , that t here s h a l l b e a n annual historical scholar­ ship,

s.), of $ 1 0 0 . 0 0 ,

to be ,l\v a rdcd to some student a t Pacific L u theran College.

This w i l l be a n investment that i n t h e f u t u re may bring heavy ret u rns.

Furthermore.

the S o c i e t y should award p r izes for the best researches carried through d u r i n g the year by mem bers of the Societ y . annually. 5 t udents .

S a y , a $ 5 0 . 0 0 first prize ; a $ 3 5 . 0 0 second pri7.e, awarded

Perhaps, in t i m e . the Society can t h i n k o f other prizes. as to high school .1Ild other incen t i ves, such as, s t ipends.

A s t o F. Memorials : It w i l l be necessary t o catalog (nnts as to t i me :\1ld place. a n d t o sdeet t h e most memorable ones a n d secure means for preser v i n g and marking them.

There are places t h a t sho uld have wide recog n i t i o n . that s h o u l d h.we mon u m e n ts

and markers erected over t h e m . brat i o n .

There a r e a n n iversaries that s h o u l d have wide cel e ·

T h e obitua r y records of departed members o f t he Society a n d o f historical

celebrities i n this field m u st be kept track of b y this C o m m i t t e e . As

t o G.

P u b l icat ion : The P u b l icat ion Committee w i l l issu e an A n n ual Repo rt ,

at least that m uch each year.

This Report s h o u l d contain the M i n u te s and at least

a digest of the Reports of the Officers, Directors and Committees and Appointees. A l so a Roster of

the

Membe r s .

It m a )' contain other material, at the discretion of t h e

P u bl i c a t i o n C o m m i t tee or by v o t e o f the Societ y . should

p u bl ish

an

official

Magazine.

From

time

A s s o o n a s possible t h e C o m m i ttee to

t i me,

it

should

a l so

p u blish

Prints and Rep r i n ts o f historical material w ithin its d o m a in . and notJble s l udies from the hands o f the researchers, dea l i n g w i t h l i m ited fields o r w i t h the West as a whole.


The Board of D i rectors w o u l d be a check f i n a n c i a l l y on e v e r y p u bl i c a t i o n H n l u r c . A s t o o t her c o m m i ttees t h a t m i g h t be elected from t i m e to t i me , t h e i r n u mb er I S legion.

Mention

M embership

.

here

may

be

m ad e ,

by

way o f

i l l ustra t i o n ,

of

Com m i t t ee

a

on

I n ever)' project ment ioned it is poss ib l e for t he i n d i v i d u a l m e mber to

hel p or to h i nder the w o r k o f the Societ),. m i ttee of one t o h e l p .

So each om m u st consider h i m sel f J Co m ­

T h e S o c i e t y i s p l a n ned i n such a w a )' t h a t every m e m b e r c a n t h e t i m e a n d every m e m be r c a n a n d s h o u l d get

and should do something all

some

re t u rn s a l l t h e t i me , i f he w a n t s t o . H e r e i s h o p i n g t h a t he w i l l w a n t t o . Soci e t i e s ,

such

as

this,

a rc

voluntary

M uch of t h e progress of the w o rl d . to

assoc i a t i o n s .

in every d i re c t i o n ,

They

helping

a rc

is d u e to t h e m .

a g e ne ie.,.

From

1 45 6

1 7 1 0 , a period of 2 5 4 ), ea r s , t h e re was a g r e a t i n t erest i n B i b l e t r a n s l a t i n g , a n d

t h e B i bl e ,

in whole or i n part,

t r a n s l a t i o n f o r every e i g h t years. in B i b l e tran sla t i n g ,

but

w a s t ra n s b ted

Before

64

l a n gua ge s , t h a t is, one n e w

the Bible has been translated. in

thousand l a n g u a ges , at least four a year. yea r now.

into

S ince 1 7 1 0 ( 2 2 6 years) , there has been Jess i n terest

1 7 1 Q there were no Bible

Institute was organized and,

somewhat

w hole o r in part .

into

a

More t h a n ten n e w t ra ns l a t i o n s appe a r ' every later,

societies. several

In 1 7 1 0 the C a n s t c i n B i ble

Bible soc i e t i e s .

It

is the

B i ble

societ i es t h a t have promoted t he t r a n sl a t i n g o f t h e Bible i n t o t h e t o n g u es o f t h e e a rt h . I n t h e s a m e w a y H is t o ry h a s been p ro mo ted by H is t o ri c a l soc i e t ie s . a re s m a l l and d i fficll i t .

A l l beg i n n i n gs

The U n i t e d S t a t e s a t first had a t i n y beg i n n i n g .

o a k s t a r t ed fro m a s m a l l a c o rn .

The m i g h t y

The P a c i fi c H is t o r i c a l Societ y o f t he B a l t i c Peoples.

fro m the h u m b l e sUrt t o d a y , should g r o w u p to be somet h in g b i g and b l essed.

M a l'

it e n r ich t h e l ives of t he B " l t i c peoples " n d e n ri c h t he c u l t u re a n d h a p piness of their n e i gh bors a s wel l .

\Ve believe t ha t i t is w i se to " re m e mber the days o f o l d . t o co n ­

sider t h e yea rs o f miln)' generat ions. "

O . M . NORI . I E .

T H E NORTH P A C I F I C D I S T R I C T L U TH E R L E A G U E The

L uther

League

of

the

local

congregation

at

O N V E N T I ON

Parkland.

Trinity

L u t h e ra n

C h u r c h , w i l l be h o s t t h i s s p r i n g to the N o r t h Pac.ific District Y o u n g P e o p l e s L u ther League C o n v e n t i o n , N . L. C . A . D a t es defi n i t e l ), set for the co n v e ntio n will be April

} Q , M a y I . 2.

T h e t h e m e will be. " C hrist Ollr L i fe , " John 1 4 : 6 .

The speakers

for t he convention

will be,

Dr.

T.

F. G u l l i x so n

.

President of

u t he r Theologica l Seminary, St. Pa u l . M i nnesota ; "nd Dr. N . M . Y l v i )J ke r , Execll t ive Secretary of the Yo u n g Peo p l e ' s L u th e r L eagues.

\Ve fee l i n deed fo r t ll n a t e i n o b ta i n -

i n g wch' a ble speakers. I n connec t i o n w i t h t h i s c o n ve n t i o n a Choral U n i o n C o n c e r t w i l l b e g i v e n . con · s i s t i n g of nll mbcrs by several s i n gl e and j o i n t c h o i r s w i th i n t h e D i s t rict .

as

well as

n u m bers b y t h e c o m b i n e d D i s t r i c t C h o r a l U n i o n u n d e r t h e d i rec t i o n of P r o f . Joseph E d wards o f Pacific L u t heran Col lege. \Ve c o rd i a l l y i n v i t e a l l Young P eo p l e s o r a n iza l i o n s within o u r District to send '

represen t a t ives t o this convent ion . to a t t e n d a gr ea t conven tion,

We feel that i t i s not only a n excellent o pport u n it y

b u t also a n opport u n i t y

to become bet t e r a cq u a i nt ed

with your Pac ific Lutheran College. which h a s p ro mi sed us s u ch l o y a l coopera t i o n a nd help.

Pray for God's blessing u p o n ollr D i s t r i c t Conve n r i o n . S i ncerel y YOllrs.

AL V I

G. LEWIS.


College bulletin 1937 january march