Laurence M. Larson Papers, 1876-1938 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/13/24
Volume: 6.0 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Laurence Marcellus Larson (1868-1938), professor of History (1907-37), including correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, legal papers, clipping, autobiographical sketches, reprints, research notes, manuscripts, legal papers, clippings, autobiographical sketches, reprints, class records and notes relating to courses taken at Drake (1891-94) and Wisconsin (1899-1902) and taught at high schools. Correspondence relates to history staff appointments, travel, publications and the American Historical Association. Significant correspondence with Paul Angle, Theodore Blegen, Lars Boe and Ole Rolvaag relates to the history of Scandinavia and especially the history of Norse immigrants to American. The papers include a 1938 autobiographical memoir containing recollections of the University of Illinois. Manuscripts include papers prepared as an undergraduate and as a graduate student including Larson's doctoral dissertation dealing with the royal household in England prior to 1066; monographs on medieval Anglo-Saxon and Norse history; articles discussing the political situation in Europe in the early 20th century and attempting to fix responsibility for World War I upon Germany; texts of public addresses relating to Norwegian-American history and to the European political situation; manuscript copies of Larson's autobiography entitled The Log Book of a Young Immigrant; research notes relating to, and a manuscript copy of The Earliest Norwegian Laws, Being the Gulathing Law and the Frostathing Law; notes of lectures and seminars taught by Frederick H> Turner and Charles H. Haskins; research notes, lecture notes, bibliographic notes and syllabi relating to the study and teaching of English history and the history of medieval Europe.