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PROFESSOR EINAR HAUGEN, chairman of the department of Scandinavian at the University of Wisconsin and the author of several studies of the Norwegian language, was State Department Lecturer at the University of Iceland in the spring of 1956. He has also lectured at other Scandinavian universities, including the one in Oslo. During the summer of 1958 he was a consultant in Japan on the program of the English Language Exploratory Committee for new textbooks there; he will continue this work during the summer of 1959.

MR. MARIO S. DE PILLIS is instructor in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is completing a doctor’s dissertation at Yale University on the rise of Mormonism. He has a special interest in Utopian communities, notably the Rappites and Shakers, and is organizing a national committee for the preservation of Shaker architectural masterpieces.

DR. CLARENCE A. CLAUSEN, professor of history at St. Olaf College, has made many contributions to Studies and Records, and is working on a collection of the Texas letters of Elise Wærenskjold, which the Association will publish in the near future.

DR. PETER A. MUNCH received his doctor’s degree from the University of Oslo. He has been head of the department of sociology at the University of North Dakota and is currently professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is the author of several volumes, including A Study of Cultural Change: Rural-urban Conflicts in Norway (Oslo, 1956), and of numerous articles in professional periodicals.

DR. WALDEMAR WESTERGAARD is professor emeritus at the University of California and author of many articles and books on Scandinavian historical subjects. He is currently working on a history of Denmark. He has received several honorary degrees, including that of Doctor of Laws from the University of California.

MR. HEDIN BRONNER is director of Amerika Haus, Cologne, the official United States cultural center for the northern Rhineland. Formerly an instructor in Norwegian at the University of Chicago, he has published numerous articles in Scandinavian Studies, the American-Scandinavian Review, and other periodicals.

MISS BEULAH FOLKEDAHL has been a teacher in the academies and junior colleges of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and has done considerable historical research for its department of charities. She has written several articles for the Wisconsin Magazine of History and is at present employed in the research division of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at Madison.

DR. JOHN M. GAUS, professor of government at Harvard University, was formerly on the faculties of the universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin. His interests are in public administration, civic education, and American studies, and his publications include Great Britain: A Study of Civic Loyalty and Reflections on Public Administration.



Lionel G. Thorsness, Chicago, Illinois, President

Marthinius A. Strand, Salt Lake City, Utah, Vice-President

David T. Nelson, Decorah, Iowa, Second Vice-President

Andrew E. Wigeland, Chicago, Illinois, Treasurer

Lloyd E. Hustvedt, Northfield, Minnesota, Secretary

Sverre Arestad, Seattle, Washington

S. J. Arnesen, Brooklyn, New York

Magnus Bjørndal, Weehawken, New Jersey

J. A. Aasgaard, Cokato, Minnesota, Honorary Member

Birger Osland, Chicago, Illinois, Honorary Member

J. Jørgen Thompson, Northfield, Minnesota, Honorary Member


Theodore C. Blegen, St. Paul, Minnesota, Managing Editor

Kenneth O. Bjork, Northfield, Minnesota

Clarence A. Clausen, Northfield, Minnesota

Einar Haugen, Madison, Wisconsin

Carl L. Lokke, Washington, D. C.

Canton C. Qualey, Northfield, Minnesota


Jacob Hodnefield, Glendale, California, Chairman

John Frohlin, Pluckemin, New Jersey

Karen Larsen, Northfield, Minnesota

Agnes M. Larson, Northfield, Minnesota

O. M. Norlie, Northfield, Minnesota


Carl E. Abrahamson, Chicago, Illinois

Helmer Blegen, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

G. M. Bruce, Minneapolis, Minnesota

O. I. Hertsgaard, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carl Moe, Seattle, Washington

Carl Søyland, Brooklyn, New York

Harry J. Williams, Kenilworth, Illinois

Arne E. Williamson, Chicago, Illinois

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