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Roger M. Hanson papers, 1901-2000

Identifier: MSS-Bio-2-2022

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains various writings originally published in Swedish that Roger Hanson translated into English. The majority of these writings deal with the history of Sweden, religion, and particularly the Swedish Baptists. The first folder also contains some correspondece involving Hanson's translation work.


  • Majority of material found within 1977 - 1979

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for researcher use.

Biographical Note

Roger Melvin Hanson was born November 3, 1901 in Stanchfield, Minnesota to Andrew Hanson and Hulda Norin. He married Mildred Larson in 1927. He translated many Swedish Baptist works into English, although these manuscripts were never published. He died June 14, 2000 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and is buried in Stanchfield.


.5 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials




This collection is arranged mostly by article or book. Order within folders are original to order of the translated materials.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the History Center by Susan Hanson on July 22, 2022.

Related Materials

See Special Collections, which holds translations of various Swedish publications done by Roger Hanson.

Roger M. Hanson papers, 1901-2000
Rebekah Bain
August 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The History Center: Archives of Bethel University and Converge Repository

3900 Bethel Drive
Arden Hills MINNESOTA 55112 United States