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Dr. Marion John Nelson is associate
professor in the departments of art and Scandinavian in the
University of Minnesota. He has been setting up a cataloguing
and classification system for the Norwegian-American Museum
in Decorah; he will be director of the museum on a part-time
basis beginning July 1.
Miss Nina Draxten is assistant professor of literature and
writing in the general college, University of Minnesota. She
is presently writing a book on Kristofer Jansonís years in
Mr. Malcolm Rosholt, for years a journalist in Asia and an
intelligence officer with the 14th Air Force in China during
World War II, now devotes all his time to writing, mainly
in the field of Wisconsin history.
Professor Sverre Arestad, chairman of the department of Scandinavian
in the University of Washington, Seattle, has contributed
several documentary articles about the Pacific Northwest to
this series. He is a member of the executive board of the
Norwegian-American Historical Association.
Professor Carlton C. Qualey, chairman of the department of
history in Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, is author
of Norwegian Settlement in the United States and a member
of the board of publications of the Norwegian-American Historical
Association. He is currently working on a general history
of European migration to America.
Dr. Gerhard M. Cartford is chairman of the department of
music at Texas Lutheran College, Sequin. He is gathering materials
for a comprehensive study of music in the Norwegian-American
Lutheran Church, an expansion of his doctoral dissertation
at the University of Minnesota.
Mrs. Barbara Levorsen of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, grew
up on a homestead in North Dakota. Her article, "Early
Years in Dakota," which appeared earlier in this series,
and the chapter included in this volume are from an unpublished
manuscript titled "The Quiet Conquest," a sensitive
account of childhood in a frontier community.
Dr. Walter Muir Whitehill is director and librarian of the
Boston Athenæum. He has been historian, editor, and
author, and during World War II was a commander in the United
States Navy. His Independent Historical Societies was published
in Boston in 1962.
Miss Beulah Folkedahl is curator of archives for the Norwegian-American
Historical Association. She has contributed documentary articles
and bibliographies to this series.
Lionel G. Thorsness, Chicago, Illinois, President
Marthinius A. Strand, Salt Lake City, Utah, Vice-President
David T. Nelson, Decorah, Iowa, Second Vice-President
Magnus Bjorndal, Weehawken, New Jersey, Third Vice-President
Andrew E. Wigeland, Evanston, Illinois, Treasurer
Lloyd Hustvedt, Northfield, Minnesota, Secretary and Archivist
Sverre Arestad, Seattle, Washington
Reidar Dittmann, Northfield, Minnesota
Gunnar E. Gunderson, Chicago, Illinois
Derwood Johnson, Waco, Texas
Harry J. Williams, Chicago, Illinois
J. A. Aasgaard, Cokato, Minnesota, Honorary Member
S. J. Arnesen, Brooklyn, New York, Honorary Member
BOARD OF PUBLICATIONS
Theodore C. Blegen, St. Paul, Minnesota, Honorary Member
C. A. Clausen, Northfield, Minnesota
Einar Haugen, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Peter A. Munch, Carbondale, Illinois
Carlton C. Qualey, Northfield, Minnesota
Kenneth O. Bjork, Northfield, Minnesota, Editor