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Lise Lunge-Larsen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1993

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material for three children's books by Lise Lunge-Larsen, including typescripts, correspondence, and page proofs.


  • 1997 - 2003


Access and Use:

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Biographical / Historical

Lise Lunge-Larsen was born October 15, 1955, in Oslo, Norway. She came to the United States after winning a scholarship to Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She had planned to return to Norway, but fell in love, married, and remained in the United States. She became an instructor in the English as a Second Language Program at the college level. Eventually she settled in Duluth, Minnesota, where she is known as The Troll Lady. In her career as writer and storyteller she has tried to keep alive the many Norwegian troll stories she knew as a child. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work.

Biographical Source:

"Lise Lunge-Larsen." Something About the Author. Vol. 138. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for three titles.


Collection arranged alphabetically by title.

Accession Information:

Gift of Lise Lunge-Larsen

Related Materials

Illustrative material for The Troll with No Heart in His Body is held in the Betsy Bowen Papers.

Lise Lunge-Larsen Papers, 1997-2003
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library