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Ray Alan Olson

Ray Alan Olson, American librarian. Publicity chair Lutheran Brotherhood Branch Board, St. Paul, 1994-1996. Member of Totenlag, Valdres Samband, Landings Laget (editor newsletter 1984-1994, chair publications committee 1994—2001), American Theological Library. Association, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum (life), Ohio Theological Library. Association (life; president 1999—2001), Scandinavian Club Columbus.

Background

  • Olson, Ray Alan was born on March 26, 1946 in Yankton, South Dakota, United States. Son of Oliver Bernard Olson and Mabel Highland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and Philosophy, Augustana College, 1968. Master of Divinity, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, 1972. Master of Arts in Library.

      Science, University Minnesota, 1974. Master of Theology, Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, 1985.

    Career

    • Reference public services supervisor Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, 1972-1974. Reference library Luther Northwestern Seminary, 1974-1989. Acting library Luther Seminary, 1975-1976, 81-82, 88-89, public services library, 1989-1996, interim library, 1996.

      Director Hamma Library. Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, since 1996.

    Works

    • Co-editor: (with others) Landings Across the Ocean, 1997.

    Membership

    Publicity chair Lutheran Brotherhood Branch Board, St. Paul, 1994-1996. Member of Totenlag, Valdres Samband, Landings Laget (editor newsletter 1984-1994, chair publications committee 1994—2001), American Theological Library. Association, Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum (life), Ohio Theological Library.

    Association (life; president 1999—2001), Scandinavian Club Columbus.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, walking, genealogy, local history.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Ann Nygaard. Children: Eric Robert, Peter Alan.
    • father: Oliver Bernard Olson
    • mother: Mabel Highland
    • spouse: Carol Ann Nygaard
    • children: Eric Robert Olson
    • Peter Alan Olson
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    Born March 26, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Augustana College
    • 1972
      Luther Theological Seminary
    • 1974
      University Minnesota
    • 1985
      Luther Northwestern Seminary
    • 1972 - 1974
      Reference and public services supervisor Luther Theological Seminary
    • 1974 - 1989
      reference library Luther Northwestern Seminary
    • 1975 - 1976
      acting library Luther Seminary
    • 1989 - 1996
      acting library Luther Seminary
    • 1996
      director, Hamma Library Trinity Lutheran Seminary
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1996
      acting library Luther Seminary
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