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Margrethe Hokanson music manuscripts

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S4420

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two original and one photocopied musical manuscripts. The manuscripts are for Christmas pieces composed by Hokanson. Two of the pieces appear to be arranged in two-part harmony for women’s voices. The third piece is a melody with piano accompaniment.


  • undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

American organist, pianist, arranger, conductor, professor and composer Margrethe Hokanson directed the Nordic Choral Ensemble, the Saga Singers, the Northland Singers, and the choir of the Avon Presbyterian church in Duluth, Minnesota. Hokanson was born in Duluth lived there until 1944 when she moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania to become associate professor of music at Allegheny College.


3.00 Linear Feet

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The collection consists of two original and one photocopied musical manuscripts.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3121 Saga Singers records


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Guide to the Margrethe Hokanson music manuscripts
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526