Lunde Family

Bjarne Hjorthoj and Erling Hjorthoj Lunde were brothers who jointly attended the University of Chicago. Bjarne Lunde was born on March 14, 1889 in Edison Park, Chicago to Selma and Theodore Lunde, Norwegian immigrants. He entered the University of Chicago in 1908 and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in 1912. While at UC, Lunde was captain of the cross country team, a member of the student newspaper the “Daily Maroon”, and a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. In 1915, Bjarne married Dorothy Wood, and the couple had two children. Bjarne Lunde died in January 1970.

Mustache growing competition, 1912.
News clippings and photographs documenting a campus mustache-growing competition, 1912.

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

photo of Bjarne Lunde with frat brothers.
A photo of Bjarne Lunde with his fraternity brothers, undated.

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Erling Lunde (sometimes spelled Earling) was born on April 13, 1891. He attended the University of Chicago from 1910 to 1914, earning a Ph.B. He was class treasurer and president of the Undergraduate Council, and also a member of Alpha Tau Omega. Lunde married Laura Hughes in 1917 and they had two children. Erling Lunde died in June 1979.

The collection comprises three scrapbooks, one compiled by Bjarne Lunde and two by Erling Lunde. The majority of the material in Bjarne's scrapbook documents his time at the university. Erling's books cover his entire college experience. All three scrapbooks contain personal ephemera (e.g. newspaper clippings, photos, dance cards, ticket stubs, athletic paraphernalia, and Greek life items).

The Lunde Family Papers may be viewed in the Special Collections Research Center in the University of Chicago Library.

Photographs of the Lunde brothers, 1912.

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.