Norway 1814 to the Present

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A selection of documentary sources by and about Gjest Baardsen, a famous criminal and escape artist in early 19th century Norway.
(1791-1849; facsimiles and transcriptions)
Includes a link to Gjest's official homepage

A "pictorial atlas" by the Frenchman Paul Gaimard, illustrating his journies to Scandinavia.
(1838-1840; facsimile images)
(Click on "Norge" and "Spitsbergen" from the left frame.)

Posters, newspaper banners, documents, streaming video, etc. from the time of political crisis when the union with Sweden fell apart.
(June 1905; facsimiles in parallel Norwegian and Swedish interfaces)

Portraits of local Osterøy residents from the period of the First World War, used for border identification purposes.
(1914-1918; images)

An extensive website on Norwegian emigration to America and on Norwegian-American history.
with photographs and prints,
audio & video clips,
full-text articles and books,
over 500 letters,
and further links,
assembled by the National Library.
(1825 to the present; Norwegian & English facsimiles and commentary)

See also Norwegian Emigration to USA -- 1825-2000
sponsored by the Digital Archive at the University of Bergen.
(Facsimiles, images, commentary)

Virtual exhibit of Jewish life in Norway.
See also the Jødeparagrafen [Paragraph 2, the so-called "Jewish paragraph" in the Constitution.]

A collection of primary documents from the Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
(1939-1945; transcriptions and translations)
A collection of documents related to WWII from the Avalon Project.
Official (mainly U.S.) government histories, source documents, and other primary references.
(1939-1945; English transcriptions and translations)
Digital primary documents assembled at Mount Holyoke College.
(1938-1945; translations)

The Constitution of 1814 (Grunnlova or Grundlov) as originally drawn up at Eidsvoll.
(17 May 1814; transcription)
See also The Eidsvoll Diaries of 1814
The 1814 Constitution as updated through 1995;
Provided by Lovdata website's Gjeldende Lover (Laws in Force).
(17 May, 1814; transcriptions)
Provided by Stortinget, the national parliament.
(17 May, 1814; English translation)

Official online repository for parliamentary debates, announcements, speeches, etc.
(Norwegian transcriptions)

The major vital data source for Norway
Sorted and searchable by type of record, county at the time of historical interest, county at present and 100 most recent databases.
(1660 to present; searchable databases)
A major source for census information
with basic and advanced search interfaces in English.
(1865, 1875, 1900; searchable databases)
NOTE: By agreement, material in the Digital Archive is available at the Norwegian Historical Data Centre and vice versa.

(13th through 19th centuries; transcriptions)

Includes primary and secondary documents, provided by Don Mabry.
(Transcriptions, facsimiles and commentaries, mostly in English)

(Gradually the Land Became Our Own)
An interactive connection of images, documents and commentary.
(10,000 BCE to the present; images, video clips, facsimiles and commentary)


Database of over 80,000 photographic images from Norwegian history.
The National Library's online image collection,
including monarchs,
other portraits,
postcards, and more.
A major digitization project of the holdings of the Norwegian Folk Museum.
Reproductions of over 200,000 artifacts and photographs from the collection.
(Facsimiles and photographs in a searchable database)
Photos of Gustaf Hallström (1880-1962) from early 20th century research trips.
Cultural history vignettes from northern Sweden and Norway.
Posted by the university library of Umeå (Sweden).
(1907-1926; Photo facsimiles and diary transcriptions).

A project for documenting Norwegian history through various types of documents & databases.
It is particularly strong in documenting court proceedings & protocols
but is equally impressive in medieval materials and Norwegian place names.
(Norwegian transcriptions and photo facsimiles, some English interfaces.)

Statistical figures and social indicators ranging from elections to education to the economy.
Also available in Norwegian, naturligvis.

Bergen's central role in discovery of the leprosy bacillus and treatment of "Hansen's disease" is documented.
(Facsimiles, images and databases)

One year of assorted diary entries and personal testimonies from the year the constitutional convention was held in Eidsvoll.
(January-December 1814; transcriptions)

EuroDocs > History of Norway: Primary Documents > 1814 to the Present

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