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Aagot Raaen portrait
Aagot Raaen portrait
TitleAagot Raaen portrait
Date of Original1952-11
DescriptionFormal portrait of Aagot Raaen as an older women.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Older people
Portrait photographs
Subject (LCSH)Norwegian American women
Personal NameRaaen, Aagot
LocationHatton (N.D.)
Traill County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberMss 8.1.1
Negative Number120mm-38.2a (copy neg.)
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original12 x 8 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Photograph appears on title page for book "Measure of My Days", dated November 1952.
Biography/HistoryAagot Raaen was born in Iowa on December 3, 1873, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants, Thomas and Ragnhild (Rodningen) Raaen. The family moved to Hatton, N.D. and Aagot attended the local schools and in 1903 was graduated from the Mayville (N.D.) State Normal School. In 1913, she graduated from the University of Minnesota. She taught rural schools in the area and also at the Oak Grove Seminary in Fargo. From 1917 to 1922, Aagot was Steele County Superintendent of Schools. In 1922 she began teaching at a number of post-secondary institutions in Hawaii. She was the author of several books, including Grass of the Earth, Measure of My Days, and Hamarsbon-Raaen Genealogy, and wrote a series of historical articles for local newspapers. She died on January 7, 1957, at Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
External ResourceAagot Raaen Papers (Mss 6)
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionAagot Raaen Photograph Collection Mss 8
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Mss 8.1.1)
Digital IDrs000699
Original SourcePhotograph
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