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Jon Leirfall, prominent farmer, one-time member of the Storting,
and leader in the Norwegian Agrarian party, is also a prolific
writer about rural life.
Clarence A. Clausen is professor emeritus of history, St.
Olaf College, and a member of the Association’s board of publications.
He has translated books for the Association and contributed
many articles to the Studies series.
Frederick Hale, who is completing work for a doctoral degree
at Johns Hopkins University, spent the past year in the Institute
for Church History in Copenhagen.
Carlton C. Qualey, emeritus professor of history, Carleton
College, and a member of the Association’s board of publications,
is presently employed on the staff of the Minnesota Historical
Kristoffer F. Paulson, a student of Rølvaag, is a member
of the department of English in the Simon Fraser University,
Odd S. Lovoll, assistant professor of Norwegian and immigration
history, St. Olaf College, is the author of A Folk Epic: The
Bygdelag in America. He is a member of the Association’s board
Einar Haugen, Victor S. Thomas professor of Scandinavian
and linguistics, emeritus, Harvard University, is also a member
of the Association’s board of publications. His most recent
book is The Scandinavian Languages.
Alexander E. Morstad, retired high-school teacher and principal
in Milwaukee, has traveled extensively and engaged in historical
Helge Seljaas is a graduate student in the University of
Utah, specializing in Norwegian Mormon history.
David L. Brye, a member of the department of history in Luther
College, spent the past year at the University of Michigan
studying the white ethnics. He is currently teaching at the
American School in Mexico City.
Carl H. Chrislock is chairman of the department of history
in Augsburg College, a recognized student of Progressivism
in the Middle West, and author of a history of his college.
Terje I. Leiren is preparing a doctoral dissertation on “The
Modern Norwegian Monarchy and the Role of King Haakon VII.”
He is presently vitenskapelig assistent in the University
of Oslo Historical Institute.
Richard L. Canuteson, professor emeritus of education in
the State University College, Brockport, New York, lives in
Orleans County, near the Kendall Settlement. He has engaged
extensively in research in Slooper and local history.
Rodney Nelson, a free-lance writer of plays, stories, and
poems, is preparing a literary epic on Norwegian-American
life. He is living in California.
Rudolph J. Vecoli is professor of history and director of
the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
Charlotte Jacobson, curator of the Association’s archives,
is a retired member of the department of English, St. Olaf
Arthur O. Davidson, Staten Island, New York, President
Roy N. Thorshov, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Vice President
Leonard W. Arentsen, Chicago, Illinois, Treasurer
Lloyd Hustvedt, Northfield, Minnesota, Secretary and Archivist
Kenneth O. Bjork, Northfield, Minnesota, Editor
Oscar A. Anderson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Henning C. Boe, Seattle, Washington
John Christianson, Decorah, Iowa
Reidar Dittmann, Northfield, Minnesota
Kjetil A. Flatin, Seattle, Washington
Gunnar Gundersen, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Derwood Johnson, Waco,Texas
Andrew A. Kindem, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Norma Arnesen Knutson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ole G. Landsverk, Rushford, Minnesota
Elsie M. Melby, Duluth, Minnesota
Sverre E. Svendsen, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rolf A. Syrdal, Northfield, Minnesota
G. Norman Wigeland, Evanston, Illinois
Harry J. Williams, Kenilworth, Illinois