John Higham, John Martin Vincent Professor of History at
the Johns Hopkins University, has written or edited an impressive
number of significant works. His study Strangers in the Land:
Patterns of American Nativism 1860-1925, published in 1955,
is a classic on this subject and has appeared in many editions.
Higham’s masterful examination of American ethnic history,
Send These To Me: Jews and Other Immigrants in Urban America,
in 1975, was released in 1984 in a revised version.
Carl H. Chrislock, professor emeritus of history, Augsburg
College, and a member of the Association’s board of publications,
is a recognized expert on Progressivism in the Middle West.
He is currently researching the papers of the Minnesota Commission
of Public Safety, in existence from April 1917 until 1918,
and preparing a book on the Commission for the Minnesota Historical
Christen T. Jonassen is professor emeritus of sociology at
the Ohio State University and the author of six books. His
most recent work is Value Systems and Personality in a Western
Civilization: Norwegians in Europe and America (Columbus,
Arlow W. Andersen, professor emeritus of history at the University
of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a member of the Association’s board
of publications, has written widely on Norwegian immigrant
life. He has just completed a book-length manuscript on American
government and politics in the Norwegian immigrant press during
the period 1876 to 1925.
John R. Jenswold is a graduate student of history at the
University of Connecticut. He is completing a doctoral dissertation
on the Norwegian-American urban experience titled “‘The Hidden
Settlement’: Norwegian Americans Encounter the City, 1880-1930.”
Deborah L. Miller is research supervisor at the Minnesota
Historical Society in St. Paul. In 1985 she was the recipient
of a Norwegian government fellowship that allowed her to study
Norwegian-American photographs in Norwegian collections.
Odd S. Lovoll is the Association’s editor. He is currently
on a two-year leave of absence from his academic position
at St. Olaf College to research and write a history of the
Norwegians in Chicago from the 1830s to the 1930s. His most
recent publication is The Promise of America: A History of
the Norwegian-American People (Minneapolis, 1984).
Orm Øverland is professor of American literature at
the University of Bergen and editor of American Studies in
Scandinavia. He is currently researching Norwegian-American
literature and preparing a book on this topic.
Ingrid Semmingsen was professor of American history at the
University of Oslo. She pioneered in emigration studies in
Scandinavia with her two-volume work Veien mot vest (The Way
West), 1941 and 1950, and she continues to lecture and publish
in this field. Semmingsen has contributed to this series in
Janet E. Rasmussen teaches in the Scandinavian Area Studies
Program and is Humanities Dean at Pacific Lutheran University,
Tacoma. She is preparing a book based on oral interviews titled
“New Land - New Lives: Scandinavian Women in the Pacific Northwest.”
Einar Haugen, emeritus Victor S. Thomas Professor of Scandinavian
and linguistics in Harvard University, and a member of the
Association’s board of publications, has published and lectured
extensively within his field and the related areas of Norwegian-American
history and literature. In 1983 he published Ole Edvart Rölvaag.
Rolf H. Erickson is the Circulation Services Librarian at
Northwestern University Library and Second Vice President
of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.
C. A. Clausen is a member of the Association’s board of publications
and a regular contributor to its publication program. Since
volume 19 in 1956 he has prepared lists of recent publications
of interest to the Association’s readers.
Johanna Barstad is a librarian at the university library
in Oslo. She has published a list of the holdings of the university
library pertaining to Norwegian-American subjects, Litteratur
om utvandringen fra Norge til Nord-Amerika (Oslo, 1975).
Charlotte Jacobson is the Association’s archivist. She continues
to receive and process significant historical documents.
Lawrence O. Hauge, Edina, Minnesota, President
Roy N. Thorshov, Minneapolis, Minnesota, First Vice President
Roll H. Erickson, Evanston, Illinois, Second Vice President
Arthur E. Andersen, Chicago, Illinois, Treasurer
Lloyd Hustvedt, Northfield, Minnesota, Secretary
Ruth Hanold Crane, Northfield, Minnesota, Assistant Secretary
Charlotte Jacobson, Northfield, Minnesota, Archivist
Odd S. Lovoll, Northfield, Minnesota, Editor
Mary R. Hove, Northfield, Minnesota, Editorial Assistant
Deborah L. Miller, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Editorial Assistant
Kay J. Carr, Chicago, Illinois, Research Assistant
Jostein Molde, Northfield, Minnesota, Research Assistant
Samuel Abrahamsen, New York, New York
Oscar A. Anderson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Henning C. Boe, Seattle, Washington
J. R. Christianson, Decorah, Iowa
Reidar Dittmann, Northfield, Minnesota
Kjetil A. Flatin, Oslo, Norway
Svein Gilje, Seattle, Washington
Derwood Johnson, Waco, Texas
Alf Lunder Knudsen, Seattle, Washington
William J. Korsvik, Wilmette, Illinois
Robert L. Lillestrand, Edina, Minnesota
Elsie M. Melby, Duluth, Minnesota
Laurel Neidig, Wilmette, Illinois
Marion J. Nelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lois M. Rand, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Janet E. Rasmussen, Tacoma, Washington
Rolf A. Syrdal, Northfield, Minnesota
Harry J. Williams, Chicago, Illinois