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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 Society.

Kristoffer F. Paulson, a student of Rølvaag, is a member of the department of English in the Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

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 of publications.

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 research.

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 College.


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

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