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Manuscripts by Subject - Family / Local History - #10837

Title: Haugen Family     

Dates: 1907-1995

Collection Number: MSS 10837

Quantity: 1.75 feet

Abstract: Collection includes the papers of Knute and Mabel (Olson) Haugen, Clifford, Traill County (ND), their children Glenn L. and Fryne, Glenn’s wife Dorothy (Goldsmith) Haugen and their daughter Diane Haugen. Papers include correspondence, school records, genealogical information, Glenn’s World War II records, baptism and confirmation certificates, photographs, reminiscences, and ephemera. 

Provenance: The Glenn L. Haugen collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Diane Haugen on August 15, 2000. 

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

Copyrights: Copyrights to materials in this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs.  Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code and an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements is needed.  Permission to use any radio or television broadcast portions of the collection must be sought from the creator.

Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.

Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.

Related Collections:       
MSS 10838 Lawrence and Florence Goldsmith
MSS 10778 Milton S. Goldsmith


Mabel Olson was born at Clifford (ND) December 10, 1891 to Nub and Astrid (Rodning) Olson. She was one of nine daughters and one son, and attended school at Clifford. On March 8, 1914, she married Knute Haugen in Clifford. Knute Haugen was born August 27, 1883 at Hillsboro (ND) to Ole K. and Turi Haugen. He was employed at the Krouble Hardware Company, Clifford (ND) and then as a traveling representative of the Marshall-Wells Company in the western part of Montana, and the Haugens made their home at Kalispell (MT). Knute died of meningitis on March 28, 1918. For years, she supported herself and her children making dresses in Kalispell. The family returned to North Dakota and she worked for many years as a saleswoman at the N. D. Nelson and Grinager Store in Mayville, a store in Portland and the Herbst Department Store in Fargo (ND). She moved to Mankato (MN) in 1958, to live with her daughter Fyrne. She was a member of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Mable and Knute had two children: Glenn and Fyrne. 

Fyrne Ardice Haugen was born March 17, 1916 in Clifford (ND). She graduated from Mayville High School in 1935, earned her B.A. from Mayville State Teacher’s College in 1939, and her B.S. in Library Science from the University of Minnesota in 1950. She worked as a school librarian in Mankato (MN) for thirty years and retired in 1978.

Glenn Leroy Haugen was born September 19, 1914, at Clifford (ND). He was educated in Kalispell (MT) and Mayville (ND), graduating from Mayville High School in 1932. He earned his B.A. from Mayville State Teachers College in 1937. He served in the Army Signal Corps Stateside and in the Far East from 1943-1945 and then was employed with the Bendix Corporation until retiring. He married Dorothy Virginia Goldsmith of Tuttle (ND) on October 27, 1941 in Audubon (MN). Dorothy was the daughter of Milton and Olive Goldsmith, Goodrich (ND). Glenn and Dorothy had one daughter, Diane Haugen Lindwood. Glenn Haugen died of cancer March 7, 1980, at his home in Glen Arm (MD).


Box 1:
1 Correspondence, 1918-1992
2 Genealogical material, legal files, and obituaries/funeral programs, ca. 1918-1987

Box 2:
1 Knute and Mabel Haugen papers, 1907-1973: Knute’s date book, commencement program from Clifford Public School, news clippings, correspondence, ledger of quilts and clothing items made and sold by Mabel, menu for a Norwegian Smorgasbord prepared by Mabel, and a program from the 75th Anniversary of the Norman evangelical Lutheran Church
2 Fyrne Haugen papers, 1918-1950: weight and measurement test, report cards, certificate of attendance, diplomas, information about the Mayville High School class of 1933
3 Fyrne Haugen papers, 1926-1995: senior breakfast menu from Mayville State Teachers’ College, autograph books, commencement program, high school reunion booklet, bowling score sheets, diplomas
4 Glenn Haugen papers, 1918-1945: weight and measurement test, Mayville State Teachers College yearbook “The Mill” with signatures, commencement programs, military records, certificates and diplomas
5 Glenn Haugen papers, 1932-1980: will, passport, program from the Mayville High School
Junior-Senior banquet, diplomas, memorial tributes from Glenn’s friends, vitae, program for the Mayville diamond jubilee, certificates
6 Dorothy Goldsmith Haugen papers, 1941-1979: certificates, post cards, birthday card, correspondences, teacher’s oath
7 Diane Haugen cards, 1950s?

Box 3:
Photograph album of family photographs in Kalispell (MT), ca. 1914-1920s

Box 4:
10837-94              Dorothy, Darrel, and Dallas Goldsmith and Lucile Wagner, ca. 1930s
10837-95              Portrait of two unidentified women, ca. 1910s
10837-96              Diane Haugen in front of Danielson Hotel, Tuttle (ND), ca. 1946
10837-97              Glenn Haugen with Hughs, Richter, Groom and Nuccio in the South Seas, World War II, 1943
10837-98              Dorothy Goldsmith Haugen on a tour in Columbia (PA), October 13, 1968             
10837-99              Dorothy Goldsmith Haugen portrait, October 1968
10837-100            Dorothy Goldsmith Haugen reading in her home, ca. 1967
10837-101            Portrait of the Elkton (SD) High School band (individuals are identified on back of photograph), 1944
10837-102            Portrait of the Buxton High School basketball team (Glenn Haugen is team coach or manager), 1937-1938
10837-103            Portrait of students at Elkton (SD) High School (individuals are identified
on back of photograph), 1944
10837-104            Fyrne Haugen portrait, ca. 1930s
10837-105            Knute, Swen and Harry Haugen, Traill County (ND), ca. 1900 (copy)
10837-106            Ladies Aid group outside home, probably in Mayville (ND), April 30, 1925 (to Mabel Haugen from Mrs. Emil Bjorneby)
10837-107            Glenn Haugen portrait, ca. 1930s

Box 5:
Photographs, birth and confirmation certificates, 1914-1930
10837-108            Glenn Haugen confirmation portrait, Mayville Lutheran Church, E. Hansen, pastor, 1929
10837-109            Fyrne Haugen confirmation portrait, Mayville Lutheran Church, E. Hansen, pastor, 1930
10837-110            Mabel Olson (Haugen) high school graduation portrait, Clifford (ND), 1907

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