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Title Hawley Area Viking Heritage Collection
Call Number MSS 276
Extent 1 box
Dates of Creation 1981-1984
Creator Hawley Area Viking Heritage
Scope & Content The collection contains materials that were donated by a past secretary of Viking Heritage group so the records only run through her tenure as secretary from 1981-1984. They contain meeting minutes, correspondence, and treasurer's reports for those years.
Admin/Biographical History The Hawley Area Viking Heritage Organization was started in Hawley in 1981 to help support the preservation of Viking Heritage One of their main concerns at the time of their founding was to support the voyage of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, built by Robert Asp, from Duluth to Norway in the summer of 1982. They also made a bid after the ship returned to host the Hjemkomst at a museum in Hawley, Minnesota which eventually lost out to the Clay County Historical Society. Other activities included setting up group tours to Norway and putting on an area Norwegian festival.
Subjects Norway
Hawley (Minn.)
Hjemkomst
Vikings
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Karen Myran in 1991.
Containers Treasurer's Reports
Membership Lists
Newsletters
Publications
Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles about the Hjemkomst