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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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

Interests

  • Other 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

child:
Eric Robert Olson

child:
Peter Alan Olson