The college published its first catalog in 1872—Katalog for det norske Luther - college i Decorah, Iowa, 1861-1872. It was prepared by [President Laur.] Larsen and ran to 48 pages. It contained a list of officials and faculty members, a history of the college, an outline and a defense of the plan and courses of instruction, a section on discipline and school regulations, and a detailed listing of students at the college from the time of its founding. Larsen's precise scholarship is apparent on every page. Not until 1883 was a second catalog published, this time in English.
—from Luther College 1861–1961, pp. 113–114, by David T. Nelson
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