Ole Voices No. 2: Etiquette 101

Ole Voices No. 2: Etiquette 101 was compiled over the past few years, with the assistance of student workers, primarily Christopher Blum (class of 2007), who transcribed the sometimes indecipherable notes of Prof. H.T. Ytterboe. Some liberties were taken in correcting spelling and grammar. Within these collected notes and other documents in the college archives emerged a better understanding of Professor Ytterboe. Additionally, 40-plus items were culled from various student diaries, letters, and recollections, illustrating student transgressions against the etiquette and conduct rules.


Written by Halvor T. Ytterboe
Complied and Edited by Jeff M. Sauve
Published 2011 by St. Olaf Archives

Ole Voices No. 2: Etiquette 101


St. Olaf College: A Selected Chronology

Section I: Etiquette 101
In General
In the Drawing Room
In Public
Dress and Personal Habits
Table Manners
Rules for Boys
Rules for Girls

Section II: Transgressions
Keeping the Rules