News from the Ager Resource Library

On the second floor of Eau Claire's historic Ager House

The Ager House Resource Library has grown a lot since its grand opening in 2008.  Almost 2000 books in English and Norwegian are catalogued, using the Library of Congress numbering system, and a database of the entire collection is now available.

In addition to the book collection, a topical file of articles related to Nordic culture, Waldemar Ager, Scandinavian writers, and family histories is ready to be used by researchers. Visitors to the library are encouraged to spend time exploring the multitude of resources, including periodicals, photographs, newspapers and brochures, maps, and genealogy resources. Some of the items in the collection can be circulated for a limited time period.

Recent additions to the library collection include: Ibsen’s Drama by Einar Haugen and The Life of Ibsen by Halvdan Koht; Meek Heritage, an Epic Novel by the Finnish author, F. E. Sillanpää; Family Sagas: Stories of Scandinavian Immigrants;  Norwegian Newspapers in America: Connecting Norway and the New Land by Odd Lovoll; and My Enemy’s Child (a WWII story) by G. R. Revelle.

The library is always available during open house hours and also by appointment.  To make an appointment, please contact Norb Wurtzel nkw1@charter.net, Doug Pearson pearsoda@uwec.edu, or
Miriam Hansen hansenjm@uwec.edu.

Library Photo Children's books.

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The library is available for browsing.

Two books are being displayed on the table. Two books in the library's collection are displayed on the table in the main room of the library.

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Library Photo The Library is available for research.

The sitting room of the library. Library users can relax and read on a period sofa under the watchful eyes of Waldemar Ager and his family.