St. Olaf College

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The 100-plus items St. Olaf College has contributed to the Northfield History Collaborative include early black-and-white images of the school and Northfield. They range from portraits of faculty and staff, such as famed novelist O.E. Rolvaag, to snapshots of the city’s downtown, schools, and churches.

Find a general summary of the school’s collections as they pertain to the greater Northfield community here.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE
St. Olaf College provides “an education committed to the liberal arts,
rooted in the Christian Gospel, and incorporating a global perspective.
In the conviction that life is more than a livelihood, it focuses
on what is ultimately worthwhile and fosters the development of
the whole person in mind, body, and spirit,” according to the school’s mission statement.

The four-year college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America was founded in 1874 and is known for its world class music, mathematics, and science programs. About 3,100 students were enrolled in 2009 in the school’s 39 disciplines and subject areas.

CONTACT
Contact the St. Olaf College Archives at (507) 786-3229.