Theodore C. Blegen

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: U.S. History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-16-1891

Died: 07-18-1969

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Blegen, Theodore C.: Appointed to continue his researches in the history of Norwegian immigration to the United States, in Norway; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1928.

Born July 16, 1891, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Education: Augsburg College, A.B., 1910; University of Minnesota, A.B., 1912, A.M., 1915, Ph.D., 1925 (Shevlin Fellowship, 1919–20).

Research assistant, Minnesota Historical Society, summers, 1915, 1916, and State Historical Society of Wisconsin, summer, 1917; Assistant Professor fo History, 1920-22, Professor and Head of Department, 1922–27, Hamline University; Professorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota, 1927—, Assistant Superintendent, Minnesota Historical Society, 1922— (Aciting Superintendent, 1926); Editor, Minnesota History, 1923—; Managing Editor, Publications of Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1925—.

Publications: “A Report on the Public Archives,” 1919; “Ole Rynning’s True Account of America” (translator and editor), 1926; “Peter Testman’s Account of His Experiences in North America” (translator and editor), 1927; Minnesota History (editor), vols. 5-9; “Minnesota History: A Study Outline,” 1927; Studies and Records (editor for Norwegian-American Historical Association), Vol. 1 (1926), vol. 2 (1927), vol. 3 (in press); articles, translations, documents, and reviews in American Historical Review, Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Wisconsin Magazine of History, Minnesota History Bulletin, Minnesota History, Journal of Minnesota Education Association, Studies and Records of Norwegian-American Historical Association, and Yearbook of Swedish Historical Society of America.