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John R. Jenswold (1952—1990) was at the time of his death
assistant professor of history at Augsburg College. His doctoral
dissertation in 1990 at the University of Connecticut titled
"‘The Hidden Settlement’: Norwegians Encounter the City,
1880—1930" is a major contribution to an interpretation
of the American urban experience of Norwegian immigrants.
The present volume is dedicated to his memory.
Odd-Stein Granhus earned an advanced degree in American studies
from the University of Oslo in 1988; his dissertation was
on the Norwegian-American socialist newspaper publisher and
author Emil Lauritz Mengshoel. He is currently working on
a history of Scandinavian-American political radicalism from
the 1860s until World War II.
A. Gerald Dyste has served as pastor of Lutheran congregations
of Norwegian origin, among these the ones treated in the article
included here; it is based on his master’s thesis at the University
of Minnesota in 1989 titled "Causes of Religious Conflicts
among the Immigrants in America: A Case Study of the Norwegian
Lutherans in the Christiania Settlement in Minnesota from
L. DeAne Lagerquist, assistant professor of religion at St.
Olaf College, is the author of From Our Mothers’ Arms:
A History of Women in the American Lutheran Church (1987),
and in 1991 published In America the Men Milk the Cows:
Factors of Gender, Ethnicity, and Religion in the Americanization
of Norwegian-American Women; she is a regular contributor
of articles on topics dealing with issues of gender and religion.
Steven J. Keillor is a doctoral candidate in history at the
University of Minnesota and the author of Hjalmar Petersen
of Minnesota: The Politics of Provincial Independence (1987).
He is currently researching the history of rural cooperatives
Øyvind T. Gulliksen teaches American literature and
culture at Telemark College in Bø. The chairman of
the Norwegian branch of NAHA, he is particularly interested
in theology and literature. In 1991 he published a study of
a Synod pastor in Wisconsin entitled En Synodeprest blir
teksthistorie. Søren S. Urberg i Wisconsin, 1893—1930.
He is presently doing research on Waldemar Ager’s theology.
C. A. Clausen (1896—1991) was professor emeritus of history
at St. Olaf College and a member of the Association’s board
of publications and contributed regularly to its publication
program. He was a talented and productive translator of Norwegian.
Odd S. Lovoll is the Association’s editor and occupies the
King Olav V Chair in Scandinavian-American Studies at St.
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. His most recent book is Rough Road to Glory: The
Norwegian-American Press Speaks out on Public Affairs in
April Schultz earned a doctorate in American studies at the
University of Minnesota in 1991. Her dissertation is titled
"‘A Peculiar People’: Celebration, Historical Memory,
and the Creation of Ethnic Identity among Norwegian Americans
in the 1920s."
Rolf H. Erickson is circulation services librarian at Northwestern
University Library and first vice chairman of the Association.
Since 1981 he has served as chairman of the Association’s
Chicago History Committee.
Helene Pran Grimsvang and Caroline S. Haslund are librarians
at the University Library in Oslo.
Forrest Brown, emeritus head librarian at St. Olaf College,
is the Association’s archivist.
Lawrence O. Hauge, Edina, Minnesota, President
Rolf H. Erickson, Evanston, Illinois, First Vice President
Lois M. Rand, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Second Vice President
Robert B. Firing, Northfield, Minnesota, Treasurer
Lloyd Hustvedt, Northfield, Minnesota, Secretary
Ruth Hanold Crane, Northfield, Minnesota, Assistant Secretary
Forrest Brown, Northfield, Minnesota, Archivist
Odd S. Lovoll, Northfield, Minnesota, Editor
Mary R. Hove, Northfield, Minnesota, Editorial Assistant
Arley R. Bjella, Edina, Minnesota
Henning C. Boe, Seattle, Washington
Joan Naglestad Buckley, Moorhead, Minnesota
J. R. Christianson, Decorah, Iowa
Karen F. Davidson, New York, New York
Russell W. Fridley, St. Paul, Minnesota
Øyvind Gulliksen, Bø, Telemark, Norway
Arthur R. Huseboe, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Alf Lunder Knudsen, Mukilteo, Washington
William J. Korsvik, Wilmette, Illinois
Marion J. Nelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Todd W. Nichol, St. Paul, Minnesota
Kathleen Stokker, Decorah, Iowa
Kevin Tvedt, Sylmar, California
Solveig Zempel, Northfield, Minnesota