O. N. Glim papers
1933-1944, before 1949

MSS 159
2.5 linear inches (1 box)


Glim, Olof Nelson, 1865-1949


English, Swedish


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Access points:

Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)--Alumni and alumnae.
Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod of North America--Clergy
Glim, Olof Nelson, 1865-1949
Pressed flower pictures.

Finding aid prepared by:

Emily Hughes Dominick, 2007.
Updated by Helen Reinold, 2011.


Augustana College Special Collections
Thomas Tredway Library
639 38th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

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Unknown. The envelopes and stamps were discovered in a box of miscellaneous materials in 2011.



Olof Nelson Glim was born December 15, 1865 in Glimakra, Skane, Sweden. He emigrated to the United States in 1882. He received his B. A. (1893) and B. D. (1900) from Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.). He was ordained in St. Paul, Minnesota, as a Lutheran Minister, in 1899. He served in several areas in the United States as a minister including Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, New York, and Massachusetts.

While in California, he invested in a vineyard near the newly formed Vinland Colony near Kerman, California. In 1912, the California Associated Raisin Company, a cooperative business owned by raisin growers, was formed. Glim joined this group. The California Associate Raisin Company became Sun-Maid in 1915. Because of his ministry duties, he was often away from the raisin farm, but arranged for neighbors to care for it while he was gone. His last two ministry locations were in California, convenient to the farm. He retired to the farm with his family in 1924.

Olof and his wife Ingeborg had one son, Robert. Olof and Robert worked the vineyard until Olof's death in 1949.

Olof's younger brother Bengt Nilson Glim also attended Augustana College and Theological Seminary, receiving his B. A. degree in 1900 and graduating from the seminary in 1903.



This collections consists of two series: Scrapbook and Envelopes.

The Scrapbook series (before 1949) contains one scrapbook titled Flora of the U.S. and Europe. Approximately 100 samples of flowers are dried and pressed between the pages of the book. At the bottom of each page is a literary quote relating to flowers or plants. The quotes are written primarily in English and Swedish.

The Envelopes series (1934-1944) consists of seven pages from a separate scrapbook. Three envelopes addressed to Gilm or his wife are attached to each page. Each envelope and stamp commemorates a major event or anniversary, such as the tercentenary of Swedish settlement in Delaware and the Iowa Territory centennial, and many are postmarked from places related to the events in question.



The pages of the scrapbook have not been altered in any way. The arrangement of the envelopes has also not been altered.



Box 1

Series I. Scrapbook, before 1949

Series II. Envelopes, 1934-1944



None known


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